If you have been told you might benefit from partial dentures, you might be wondering what to expect. But what are partials, and what will happen once you get them? Here’s a quick look.
What are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are removable replacement teeth. They are typically connected to a plastic material colored to match your natural gums. Partials usually have metal components made to attach to your existing teeth.
What Can I Expect?
If you’ve never had any sort of dentures in your mouth, it’s going to take some getting used to. Your partial may seem a bit bulky at first, but it won’t take long for you to adjust. Wearing it several hours a day may seem tough, but it will be the fastest way to get used to it.
Make sure you follow your dentist’s instructions when it comes to removing and inserting the denture. It should fit inside your mouth easily, with no need to bite down. If it doesn’t, talk to your dentist immediately. If you try to force the fit, that could lead to damage.
Maintaining Your Partial Dentures
The better you care for your partial denture, the better it will work – and the longer it will last. Your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to clean the partial. There are special products made just for dentures. Toothpaste may be too harsh and could damage the partial. There are also special brushes for dentures. These brushes have softer bristles than a regular toothbrush.
Visit Angleton Family Dental to see if you could benefit from partial dentures. Call (979) 308-4450 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.