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Dentures and Partials

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Dentures: Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth easily. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive complete or partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. There are two types of complete dentures.

  • Conventional Complete Dentures - This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
  • Immediate Complete Dentures - Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit to refit your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heels. The dentures will need to be tightened after the jaw bone has healed with soft liners. Eventually, a new set of dentures will need to be made in the future.
Partials: Partial dentures are another option to replace missing teeth when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth. There are several types of partials so talk with your dentist to find out what will be the right option for you. Some have metal clasps that help hold them in place while other are more flexible and have tissue-colored clasps to be discreet.

Both dentures and partials will take some time getting used to a new appliance in the mouth. The flesh colored base of the dentures is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don't have enough room for their tongue. Other times the dentures might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures or partials and they begin to feel more and more like your natural teeth. They may never feel perfectly comfortable, but it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth.

Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles daily before placing them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water because it could warp the dentures. Both dentures and partials are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don't drop them. Also, never try to adjust your dentures or partials by yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.

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