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What Is A Partial Denture?

The team at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale can provide a host of prosthodontic treatments to replace missing teeth and to restore your smile. This includes the addition and fitting of a partial denture in Westchester. Read on to learn more about what this treatment entails.

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What Are Partial Dentures?

A partial denture is designed with replacement teeth fixed to gum-colored plastic basics, often attached to a metal frame with attachments that affix to your surrounding teeth. These attachments  are designed to look more natural. Sometimes, a crown will need to be fit in replacement of natural teeth in order to help fit the partial denture.

What To Know About Your Partial Dentures

It’s expected that your partial denture may feel strange and bulky, initially, but most patients become used to them over time. Dr. Brisman will show you how to insert and remove the dentures, which may take some practice.

To begin with, you will likely be asked to wear the denture all day, which may cause some discomfort, but it’s important as a means of identifying the areas that need adjustment. If the denture doesn’t fit correctly, it can cause too much pressure on an area which can make it sore. This is why Dr. Brisman wants to make sure that any necessary adjustments are made.

You may also need adjustments to your denture over time. This is simply due to the fact that the mouth naturally changes as we age, which can change how the denture fits. If the fit of your denture ever feels off, don’t hesitate to let Dr. Brisman know so he can adjust it. He will recommend routine visits, as well, to make sure there are no problems with your denture going forward.

The Benefits of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures have a host of benefits. For instance, they can greatly improve your experience of eating. It’s recommended you start by trying them with soft foods, chewing with both sides of the mouth, and avoiding anything that is extremely sticky or hard.

Another benefit is that they can improve your speech. Again, it can take time to get used to speaking properly with your dentures, so it’s recommended that you practice reading aloud and taking the time to repeat words that you initially have some trouble with.

Maintenance & Care For Partial Dentures

Dentures need to be cleaned, just like your teeth. This involves only brushing to remove food deposits and plaque. There are specific denture cleaning brushes available, but soft-bristled toothbrushes can work well, too. Brushing and rinsing can help you prevent it from staining. It doesn’t require toothpaste, however, which can damage the denture. Your dentist may also recommend a professional denture cleaner to ensure you give it the best care possible.

Could A Partial Denture Be The Right Choice For You?

If you want to restore your smile and your bite, then partial dentures may just be the solution you need. Get in touch with Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, and we can arrange a free consultation to allow Dr. Brisman to take a closer look at your options.

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