Virginia Family Dentistry can create custom removable dentures as a replacement for missing teeth. Our dentists are able to create partial dentures as a treatment option for patients missing a few teeth or full dentures for patients missing all teeth.
Want to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists? Please call the location most convenient to you.
What is a partial denture?
Removable partial dentures are made of replacement teeth attached to an acrylic base the color of your gums. Partial dentures replace missing teeth and can also help to support the overall facial structure. Partial dentures generally have some form of clasp that attaches to the natural teeth to hold the denture in place.
The dentist may recommend crowns on some of the surrounding natural teeth to improve the fit of the partial denture.
Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth
After a tooth is lost, the adjacent teeth may shift into the empty space causing bite issues and creating stress on your jaw.
What to Expect with a Partial Denture
The new partial denture may feel awkward or bulky at first. Partial dentures can take time to become accustomed to.
It will take some practice to insert and remove the partial denture. Do not force the denture into place by biting down as it could break or damage teeth.
If you are experiencing problems with the partial denture, please give the dentist a call. Adjustments are common to make sure the partial denture is comfortable.
Caring for a Partial Denture
Clean the partial denture daily by using a denture cleaner or a mild dishwashing liquid. Brush the denture surfaces carefully with a soft toothbrush to remove food and plaque. Rinse the denture after cleaning. Dentures can loose their shape if they are not kept moist. Place the denture in a soaking solution when not in use.
Partial Denture Adjustments
Periodic adjustments to the partial denture may be necessary. The mouth changes with age which can affect the fit of the denture. If the denture becomes loose, breaks, or chips, please call the dentist as soon as possible. Maintaining regular dental appointments is important as the dentist can check the denture on a regular basis and address issues before they become large.
Want to schedule a denture consultation with one of our dentists? Please call the location most convenient to you.