Our dentists want to work with you to achieve your smile goals. For our patients that are more comfortable with a denture vs a permanent fixed solution, we offer Partial Dentures to replace your missing teeth. Our doctors work within your level of comfort both financially and clinically.
What is a Partial Denture?
A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. The plastic base is custom made to fit even the smallest anatomy of the roof of your mouth and the shape of your teeth.
Eating and Chewing with your Partial Denture
When you first receive your partial denture, you may feel as though the gums are sensitive or feel pressure when you eat. This will become more comfortable as you wear your partial denture and become more used to it. In the beginning, try to wear your partial as much as you can throughout the day. Your gums eventually become familiar with your partial denture and will adjust accordingly to have the perfect fit. If you find that after approximately 30 days your gums are not getting used to the partial denture, please let your Dawson dentist know. It is our goal to keep you as comfortable as possible and it should only be a matter of an adjustment to the appliance to relieve pressure points.
How long do Partial Dentures Last?
Partial Dentures, similar to full dentures will, eventually need to be replaced. With proper care, they can last several years. Our hygienists and our dentists will ensure you know exactly how to care for and how to get the most out of your partial denture. In general, dentists recommend getting new dentures every five to eight years. Over this time, dentures get worn out due to regular use, and your gums may change shape or shrink over the years.
Come to see us today and find out what your best options are to replace your missing teeth. There are many options available and our dentists are here to ensure you receive the care that you deserve.