Are Partial Dentures a Good Choice for Me?
There are many reasons that partial dentures could be an ideal treatment for you. If you have lost several teeth in an accident or due to age, a partial denture is a great way to fill gaps in your smile. In order for a partial denture to be an option, you must have several missing teeth in a row. If you are missing a single tooth, or you are missing a full row of teeth, there are other options that are a better fit, including dentures and dental implants.
If your missing teeth have made it difficult to speak as you once did or to enjoy your favorite foods, a partial denture can make you feel like yourself again. After a little practice, you will notice that your speech is back to the way it used to be, and that you are able to chew the way you did before you lost your teeth.
How Are Partial Dentures Attached?
A partial denture is attached to your teeth via a clasp that is attached to your remaining teeth. Partial dentures are very easy to get used to, they look great, and they feel like your normal teeth.
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 Do I Eat and Speak With Partial Dentures?
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.