Losing your natural teeth leaves a gap that puts strain on the teeth on either side and changes your physical appearance. At Advanced Dental, missing teeth may be replaced with partial dentures, fixed bridges, or dental implants.
A partial denture is a removable dental appliance used when you lack the required teeth to support a bridge. It restores the form and function of your jaw by replacing your missing natural teeth with artificial teeth.
These gum-colored removable dental appliances are strong and natural-looking since they are made of metal and acrylic. The dentures are kept in the mouth using clasps and are removed for cleaning and while sleeping.
A Temporary Denture
It is also known as a flipper tooth and is used to replace a tooth immediately after extraction. A flipper tooth is a temporary denture supported entirely by the gums used for aesthetic purposes.
Conventional Removable Partial Dentures
They are used to replace a tooth or teeth that are missing. These dentures have clasps that keep them secure by wrapping around healthy teeth.
The dentist who places Partial dentures in Berlin and Cromwell, CT, will consider some factors before fitting you with a partial denture. Some of them are:
After considering the factors above, your dentist or prosthodontist will determine the type and materials of partial denture suitable for you. The dentist will make impressions of your jaw, carefully measuring the space in between your teeth. These impressions are used to create models you put on to determine the correct fit, color, and shape before a final partial denture is made. The final denture will be adjusted to fit comfortably in your mouth.
i. Do not use toothpaste or abrasive cleaners to clean your dentures as they are too harsh on them.
ii. Use recommended dental cleansers or soap and water to clean your dentures.
iii. Clean your dentures over a folded towel or a sink full of water so that they do not break when you drop them accidentally.
iv. Thoroughly rinse your dentures before putting them in your mouth.
v. Remove the dentures and keep them moist by placing them in water or a saturated solution. This ensures that they are in good shape.
vi. Use a soft-bristled brush daily to remove plaque and food deposits from your dentures.
vii. Brush the surface of the denture gently so that the plastic or its attachments are not damaged.
viii. Rinse your dentures to remove all loose food particles.
ix. Take your dentures to the dentist for adjusting as your mouth changes over time, causing the bones and gums to shrink. A poorly fitting denture may cause sores or infections.