What is the Most Common Reason People Get Partial Dentures?
Posted on 4/23/2018 by Tuttle Crossing Dental Group
Unlike full dentures that serve as replacement teeth when no natural teeth remain in the mouth, partial dentures are created specifically to replace or fill the gap left by a couple of missing teeth. Partial dentures readily address the aesthetic problems of people with a few missing teeth.
They are also less expensive compared with other options such as dental implants and much easier to maintain as it can be readily taken out for cleaning and worn again afterward. If you have queries about partial dentures, you can give us a call and we can discuss it further.
Types of Partial Dentures
There are several types of partial dentures such as removable partial dentures, which is the most common type and the most affordable option. In this type, the dentures or false teeth are securely attached to the mouth through a metal framework. Another type is the flexible all acrylic partial dentures, which is much lighter and more aesthetically pleasing because it looks more natural sans the metal framework.
Another type utilizes dental implants as an anchor to hold the partial dentures in place. There is also one known as transitional partial dentures, which, as the name suggests, is used temporarily while transitioning to dental implants.
Important Reminders on Caring for Your Partial Dentures
Needless to say, it is of vital importance to keep your partial dentures clean and in good condition at all times for it to last long and to prevent further dental or oral problems later on. Make sure that you brush your dentures regularly using plain water and mild cleanser.
While soaking your dentures in hot water may seem like a good sterilizing idea, do not do it as it can result in denture warping. Most importantly, do not fail to pay us a visit when you encounter denture problems such as cracking or chipping, among others.