When you lose a tooth, adjacent teeth can naturally tip or over erupt into the empty space. This can drastically affect your mouth’s appearance and functionality. You may also find it harder to clean teeth once they have shifted, subsequently leading to tooth decay and gum disease. These are just some of the reasons that it is so important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible.
A partial denture is designed to fill in the gaps left by one or more missing teeth. Commonly made from plastic, nylon or a chrome metal plate with the required number of false teeth attached to it. Clipping the partial denture to your remaining natural teeth via metal clasps or other attachments can give them a secure hold. Less commonly it can be made of a flexible acrylic material. This gives the denture a snap fit into place, without the need for any tooth clasps or attachments.
Partial dentures have several benefits, some of which include:
Many people worry about the way that partial dentures might feel; it may feel strange or tight at first, but you will adapt in a short period of time. Like natural teeth, you must take good care of your removable partial denture. Read our top tips for denture wearers for more advice on wearing and cleaning.
It is important to remember that, over time, the fit of your partial denture can change. Always remember, if your denture needs adjusting or repair, do not adjust it yourself, contact us at Smiles and More. The sooner you make an appointment, the sooner you have a well-fitting partial denture once again.
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