REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES
In patients missing more than one tooth, our dentists may recommend removable partial dentures.
These devices are custom-built for each individual to match the form of their mouths. They constitute a plastic base and a metal framework with false teeth to replace those that are missing. The metal framework clasps on to existing teeth for stability and retention.
Removable partial dentures are useful to improve chewing and speaking, and restore natural facial contours.
Dentures can be hard to get used to. Patients often feel like they are uncomfortable in their mouths. Wearing them regularly can help you to become used to them.
Often, dentures need to be adjusted after they are first built. Let us know if you feel any soreness after wearing them, as it could mean the clasps in that area need adjusting.
Putting your dentures in can also take some getting used to. Let us know if they seem to be too tight, making them hard to put in.
You can use your toothbrush to clean your dentures, as long as it has soft bristles. Using a hard toothbrush can damage them. There are also some brushes made specifically for cleaning dentures, if you prefer them.
Don’t use toothpaste on your dentures. Instead, use mild soap or a denture cleaner.
It is important to keep your dentures moist when they are not in your mouth. Keep them in water or a special denture solution whenever they are not in use.