Everything You Need to Know About Partial Dentures

Missing teeth can not only affect your appearance but also harm your oral health. Gaps in your mouth can impact your biting and chewing abilities, affect speech, and cause the remaining teeth to shift out of place. Fortunately, partial dentures are an effective solution to such dental problems. In this blog, we will discuss everything there is to know about partial dentures – from their benefits to their maintenance.

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures, also called removable partial dentures, are dental appliances that replace some missing teeth. They are made of metal or acrylic material attached to a plastic or gum-coloured base with artificial teeth arranged to fit into your mouth. Partial dentures are custom-made to match the shape and colour of your natural teeth.

Why choose partial dentures?

Partial dentures are a popular and affordable option to replace missing teeth. They improve the appearance of your smile, restore facial structure, and improve your ability to chew and speak. Furthermore, partial dentures prevent the remaining teeth from shifting, which can cause bite problems and gum disease.

How to care for partial dentures?

Partial dentures require regular care and maintenance to keep them in good condition. Remove them after meals and clean them with a toothbrush and mild soap to remove food debris and bacteria. Also, rinse them with warm water and use a soft-bristled brush to clean the metal clasps or acrylic base. Store your partial dentures in a denture-cleaning solution or water when not in use. Remember to rinse them thoroughly before wearing them.
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How long do partial dentures last?

Partial dentures last for an average of 5-7 years but may need replacing sooner if they get damaged or worn out. Factors like oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups, and proper denture care can affect their lifespan. It is recommended to see your denturist at least once a year to assess the condition of your partial dentures and make any necessary adjustments.
Partial dentures are a convenient and comfortable option for people with missing teeth. They not only improve your appearance but also enhance your oral health. At Community Denture Centre in Penticton and Oliver, our experienced staff can help you find the right partial dentures and guide you on their maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns regarding partial dentures, feel free to contact us. Remember, a beautiful and healthy smile begins with proper dental care!

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