How to Know When a Partial Denture Is the Right Solution
If you are missing one or several teeth, the knowledgeable team at our Bayside dental clinic can talk to you about tooth replacement with partial dentures. Partial dentures can restore the form and function of your jaw. This dental restoration, usually made of metal and acrylic, is durable, looks natural, and gives you the ability to chew and speak normally.
The Need for Partial Dentures
When one or more teeth are missing, this changes the way your upper and lower jaws bit down together. With a gap of space between your teeth, often the remaining teeth will try to compensate for this, gradually shifting to fill in that space. When teeth are missing, this can also mean that your jawbone will begin to shrink, further compromising the health of your remaining teeth—and potentially changing your physical appearance.
With a partial denture, the structures of your mouth—gums, jawbone, facial construction—remain stable. In addition to protecting your oral health, a partial denture can restore your smile along with your self-confidence.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
Although there is some maintenance involved with partial dentures, such as needing adjustments for proper fit over the years, they can offer an excellent option for tooth replacement that is also easy on the budget.
Most patients report that they are quite easy to adjust to, and partial dentures do a great job of restoring the smile and the functionality of the teeth. There will be an adjustment period while you learn how to eat with your partial dentures, but eventually, you should be able to enjoy most of your favourite foods with few problems.
They are easy to take care of: Rinse your partial denture under water, then brush with a soft toothbrush, using soap or denture paste. It’s important to care for your partials on a daily basis to keep your mouth fresh and clean.
Book a Consultation for Your Partial Dentures
At Sparkle Dental Care, our focus is always on helping you determine the best solution for your dental needs. If you would like to learn more about partial dentures, please call our Bayside dental clinic on (03) 9598 5505.