WHAT ARE DENTAL PARTIALS?
Dental partials are a type of dental prosthetic used to replace one or more teeth. They are made to match the natural color and shape of your teeth, and they are designed to function just like your real teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, then a dental partial may be right for you. Keep reading to learn more about dental partials and how they can help restore your smile.
WHEN ARE THEY USED?
Dental partials are a form of prosthesis used to replace missing teeth or gums. In other words, they are false teeth that support and retain artificial replacements for lost teeth or complete rows of teeth. They are typically composed of partial acrylic denture bases with porcelain or metal attachments that hook onto adjacent natural teeth. Many people turn to dental partials as a way to restore oral function, give their face a more balanced look, and stop further tooth movement due to the gaps created by missing teeth. Dental patients from all walks of life can benefit from the use of partials - in fact, it’s a great option for those who want to avoid costly implants and bridgework.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT DENTAL PARTIAL FOR YOU
Choosing the right dental partial for you can be a difficult decision as it is important to find something comfortable, securely fitting, and aesthetically pleasing. To ensure you make the best choice for your smile, first determine if a partial denture is the best replacement option for your missing teeth. Depending on your particular circumstance, a dental bridge or dental implant may provide the desired result. If a partial denture is indeed your optimal choice, consider speaking with an experienced dentist to guide you through this process and recommend suitable materials such as thermoplastics used in high-quality partial dentures. With proper care and maintenance of your partial denture, you should obtain many years of satisfaction from it.
THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL PARTIALS
Dental partials are an excellent and cost-effective way to restore missing teeth. They can be crafted from a variety of materials including acrylic, metal, or even valplast flexite and feature realistic-looking false teeth placed on a base that is hidden by the existing gum tissue. When properly fitted, dental partials offer powerful bite strength and lasting comfort for those who are missing multiple or numerous teeth. Not only do they provide extra support to ensure comfortable eating and speaking, but also essential protection to help maintain the surrounding bone structure in the jaw. All these benefits make dental partials an excellent option for restoring full dental health.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DENTAL PARTIAL
Taking proper care of your dental partial(s) can help you maintain their function and keep your smile healthy. It is important to brush them like you would your natural teeth, at least twice a day, making sure to get the hard-to-reach areas. To keep bacteria from accumulating in the crevices of your partial, use an antibacterial and toothpaste approved by the ADA once or twice a week or daily if you tend to wear and take off the partial often. Additionally, soaked it in a denture cleaning solution overnight 2-3 times per week to get rid of any surface buildup. Do not attempt to adjust or repair your partial yourself if it causes discomfort or becomes damaged—visit your dentist or prosthodontic specialist as soon as possible! With regular maintenance and visits to your dentist, wearing a dental partial can be a simple way to enhance the look and feel of your smile.
FAQS ABOUT DENTAL PARTIALS
Dental partials are an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth. They are usually more affordable than other forms of tooth replacement, making them a popular choice for patients who need to fix gaps in their smile at a reasonable price. Generally, your dental professional will guide you through the process, starting with measurements and impressions to determine your exact needs. From there, your provider can create a partial that fits perfectly and suits your aesthetic preferences. Many dental partials can be removed for cleaning and come with a warranty in case any repairs are required down the line. Speak to your dentist today to learn more about the advantages of this form of tooth restoration.
Dental partials are an important tool for people who have lost one or more teeth. When choosing a dental partial, it is important to consider the size, shape, and color of the partial, as well as your budget. There are many benefits to using a dental partial, including improved speech and chewing ability, and increased self-esteem. It is also important to care for your dental partial properly in order to prolong its life. If you have any questions about dental partials, please contact us at The Center for Implant and General Dentistry. We would be happy to help you choose the right dental partial for your needs.