What are partial dentures?
Partial dentures are replacement teeth for people who have lost one or more of their teeth. Partial dentures can be taken in and out of the mouth and consist of a denture base which closely resembles the color of your gums and denture teeth, which are attached to a supporting framework. The partial denture then attaches to the existing teeth via a clasp or some other retentive device. Making a partial denture takes about six to eight weeks.
How will a partial denture benefit me?
Eating should become a more pleasant experience with partial dentures. Start out by eating soft foods that are cut into small pieces. You should chew on both sides of the mouth to keep even pressure on both sides. Try avoiding foods that are extremely sticky or hard. You may want to avoid chewing gum during the adjustment period. Partial dentures can also help improve your speech. If you find it difficult to pronounce certain words, practice reading out loud. Repeat the words that give you trouble. Over time, you will get use to speaking properly with your partial denture.