Partial Dentures—Removable Devices That Can Fix Your Smile

Partial Dentures—Removable Devices That Can Fix Your Smile

Nov 01, 2021

With the growing number of people with missing teeth, there is a high demand for teeth replacement options like dentures. Dental dentures come in different versions, such as partial dentures.

You should consider getting a partial denture in Calgary, AB if you have lost a few teeth (less than half). Getting a partial denture will eliminate the need to wear bulky and unsightly prosthetic appliances.

A common misconception is that partial dentures are not as effective as complete ones. But, if fitted well, partial dentures can be effective in replacing your missing teeth.

There are many types of partial dentures ideal for each dental condition, and therefore, it is advisable to consult with your dentist near you before choosing one. This way, you can avoid pain, discomfort, and other negative side effects.

What are Partial Dentures?

A partial denture is a dental appliance used to fill in the gaps of missing teeth. They are attached directly to the gums and covers the area without teeth.

Partial dentures are the most common form of treatment for patients who have lost some or all of their natural teeth in an upper or lower jaw.

There are many different types of partial dentures available with each type serving a specific purpose for patients, but generally, it is advised to have both upper and lower partial dentures to recreate a full set of teeth. Our dentist in SE Calgary will typically recommend a particular type of partial denture depending on individual patient needs.

Partial dentures can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, acrylic, or porcelain. Porcelain partial dentures tend to be more attractive, and they also have a long lifespan compared to other options. An acrylic is a lightweight option made by attaching replacement teeth into a pink acrylic base. It is made of metal, which can be clamped to the natural teeth.

The dentures can cost anywhere from $650-$2000, and all depend on the type and complexity of the partial denture.

What Is So Good About Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures in Southeast Calgary are a great way to replace missing teeth and give the mouth a natural-looking smile.

They are removable appliances that fit over the remaining teeth. It replaces the lost teeth and supports the remaining ones, preventing them from shifting out of place.

Partial dentures offer many advantages to their patients, including:

  • You can eat just about anything as they are removable (although you can get the fixed version)
  • They do not require any special care and are easy to clean
  • The dentures look great and can be changed at any time for better fitting.

Who Can Get a Partial Denture?

A partial denture can be fitted to anyone who is missing teeth. Some people opt for partials because they are cost-effective, while others need them because they dread the complex procedures of getting bridges or dental implants.

However, it is important to have healthy teeth for the dentist to fix the partial dentures.

What Causes Partial Dentures To Break and How to Prevent Partial Dentures From Breaking

The main reason for the partial denture breaking is due to poor oral hygiene and eating habits. So it’s important to brush your teeth twice, floss, and rinse your mouth with water after you eat.

Furthermore, a partial denture can get damaged due to various reasons, like normal wear and tear, excessive biting forces placed on the teeth, or if it is not fitted properly.

Carefully clean your dentures with a denture cleaner and use a soft-bristled, since it is less likely to damage the surface.

Never use aerosol mouthwashes, mouth rinses that contain alcohol, peroxide, salt, and fluoride-free ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate. And, always store the dentures (removable) in a denture solution when you are not wearing them to keep them from drying.

If you still think that your partial dentures are too heavy, then try using a lighter partial or visit a dentist’s office near you to have them changed.

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