What Are Partial Dentures?

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Partial Dentures, Making the Right Choice

A partial denture is a removable, natural looking dental appliance. This contraption helps to restore the form of the jaw. Partial dentures are made from two different types of material metal and acrylic. This material enables denture wearers to chew food and speak. Some partial dentures are made entirely from acrylic. This type of denture is not as structurally sound, neither is it as durable.

Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth, the teeth are attached to a gum colored or a neutral pink plastic base. This base is sometimes connected by a metal piece, which holds the denture in place, once it is in the mouth. Partial dentures are beneficial when one or more natural teeth remain in the mouth of the user, Whether the teeth are on the lower part of the mouth or the upper, whereas a fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. Afterwards the bridge is cemented into place. Partial dentures are not only excellent for filling in the place where the teeth are missing for chewing and speaking purposes, but are also to keep your natural teeth from changing position.

When it comes to the longevity of partial dentures, they typically last from 5 to 8 years, if properly taken care of. After that time, dentists recommend that they be replaced with new ones. Also the gums of the user may shrink or take on a different shape, so changing your dentures is always a good idea. When you first start wearing dentures, it will take about a month to get used to them. It takes time and patience when it comes to anything that is different and new.

A few tips when it comes to partial dentures are, if you are given temporary immediate dentures on the same day that your teeth have been extracted, keep them in for 24 hours. once the tissue in the mouth of the user have healed fully, usually after 8 weeks, then the dentures can be put in. Once everything is finished and in place the user would need to remove them every 24 hours to clean them. Cleaning them thoroughly would consist of placing them in a container with liquid denture cleaner or simply soak them overnight. Another tip for partial denture wearers, when eating with partial dentures for the first time, start with soft foods, that are cut in small pieces. Also, be sure to eat on both sides of the mouth to keep the pressure even on both sides.

The cost of dentures need to be discussed before, making any final decisions. The cost of partial dentures could be as high as $5,000 for a plate or as low as $300. For a full set of dentures the price could be as high as $10,000 or as low as $600.

After looking at all of your options, only then are you able to make an informed decision concerning partial dentures. When it comes to a more beautiful smile, excellent speak, and the ability to enjoy a delicious meal, good choices are needed.