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One of the most common forms of dentures that people are familiar with are full set dentures, which can either be removable or can be secured into the mouth using implant overdentures. However, partial dentures are a wonderful solution for patients who do not need full set dentures. Many patients use them as an alternative to permanent bridges and dental implants since they can fill the space of multiple missing teeth. Advanced Dental Arts of Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Citrus Park, Carrollwood, Lakeland, and New Port Richey offers patients a variety of options to help restore missing teeth, which can be detrimental to your overall oral health if not properly treated.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are a collection of false teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic or plastic base. Metal frameworks are typically hidden within them to hold the dentures in place. They are attached by securing them to the surrounding teeth in the mouth. Partial dentures are not intended for patients who are missing all of their teeth and need a full mouth rehabilitation, or patients who simply need a single tooth implant. Instead, this treatment option is recommended for patients who are looking to replace a number of adjacent teeth in a row. For example, if you are missing molars in the back of your mouth or your incisors in the front but still have the remaining teeth on the top row of your mouth, partial dentures may be an ideal solution. Like implants, a number of materials are available for patients to choose from for the replacement teeth in the dentures to help replicate the appearance of a natural smile.
Living With Partial Dentures
Living with missing teeth can be not only uncomfortable or even embarrassing, but it can also negatively affect your dental health. This is because losing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift out of place, which in turn can cause your jaw to warp and change the appearance of your face. Partial dentures can also make everyday activities like chewing, swallowing, drinking, or even talking easier and more comfortable. During your visit, we will take molds of your teeth and send them to one our top-of-the-line labs where the dentures will be made. During a follow-up visit, the dentist will teach you how properly insert and remove them and recommend a denture cleaner that can be used with a soft bristled toothbrush to clean them.
Over time, you may need to get your partial dentures adjusted or replaced, which can be done by scheduling an appointment with our office at 813-701-5074.