If you are missing consecutive teeth in a row and you wish to replace them with a reliable yet removable option, we have the perfect solution for you! A partial denture might be exactly what you’re looking for, and we invite you to look a little bit deeper and find out for yourself.
A partial denture is a secure and beneficial appliance that has a pink, gum-like base and false teeth attached to the top or bottom, depending on if it’s an upper or lower denture. This appliance is handy and convenient. All you need to do is place the appliance into the gap of your smile and clasp it to the remaining teeth on both sides. Then you’re good to go!
When wearing your denture, you can expect the following:
· The partial denture may take some time to get used to. At first, the appliance may feel a bit awkward or bulky. This is completely normal. With some practice, you will be a professional denture wearer in no time.
· You might need to practice inserting and removing the denture because it may be a bit difficult to do so in the beginning.
· Your dentist will give you specific instructions on when, where, and how long to wear the denture. Dr. Keven R. Mills will also explain how to care for your denture and he will ask you to refrain from biting down on the appliance when first putting it into the mouth.
· Eating might be a bit difficult at first, but this is normal. All you need to do is practice by eating small, soft foods and then gradually moving up to the large, solid foods you normally eat. This will help your tongue and jaw become used to the appliance.
· Talking will also be difficult at the beginning. However, you can improve your speech by reading words out loud and repeating the difficult words over and over again.
For more information about partial dentures and the many ways they can help you, please feel free to call our office today at 916-915-5108 and talk to a member of our team. We are also happy to schedule an appointment for you if you would like to talk to your dentist about your tooth-replacement options.