The Truth About Dentures and Partials

The Truth About Dentures and Partials
March 5, 2018 Jennifer Krupa
In Blog

The Truth About Dentures and Partials

If you are living with missing teeth, you have undoubtedly noticed some unpleasant lifestyle changes. You may lack confidence or suffer embarrassment when you speak or smile. Eating and chewing food has likely become more of a challenge and it may be that you can no longer enjoy some of your favorite foods. In addition, your physical facial appearance may have changed, sagging in the areas where teeth are not present. The good news is by using dentures or partials, these problems can be corrected. Let’s take a detailed look at both of these modern dental miracles.

  • Partials: Partials are removable replacements for one or a few individual missing teeth. They rest in line with your already existing healthy teeth and basically fill in the gaps. They will be specifically crafted by skilled artisans to match your existing gum tissue, compliment your facial features and coloring, and ensure optimal comfort.

 

  • Dentures: Dentures are removable replacements for all of the upper or lower teeth, or in some cases, both. Like partials they are typically made from acrylic resins and specifically crafted to match your mouth and existing gum tissue. Modern dentures feel, look, and function very similar to natural teeth. They are almost impossible to detect and only you and your dentist ever need know you’re wearing them.

In the beginning, partials or dentures may feel a little awkward simply because they are a new sensation you’re not used to. This is normal and in practically no time you’ll become used to wearing them and usually forget you have them on. Your dentist will give you specific instructions on wearing and caring for your partials or dentures. Following these instructions to the letter is imperative. Sometimes a patient may require a small adjustment to their partial or dentures to make sure they fit more comfortably.

Patients who successfully make the transition to wearing partials or dentures report a restored since of confidence, better eating experiences, and even improved speech patterns. If you have missing teeth, we recommend talking to one of our experienced and caring dentists right away so together you can explore the many options available.

Comment (1)

  1. Alysia Adams 2 weeks ago

    All I can say is my visit went very well, the doctor and assistant were very friendly and talked me me thoroughly as they began restoring my mouth. I’ve always been petrified of dentist and that’s why my teeth were so bad this dentistry practice took all fears I previously had away. I never plan on going to another dentist though, only them. I was calm because of them during an extraction, previously I was uptight and scared as ever I would even cry and needed someone I knew in the room with me and I’m an adult!
    These were the professional dentist and assistant I’ve encountered and I’ve seen my fair of dentists for extractions in the past
    The process was explained and I can’t wait for the results!
    I feel confident that my dentures AND partials will be great
    Even the front desk associates were welcoming and the facility itself was very clean and comfortable

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