Partials and Dentures
PARTIALS AND DENTURES
What is a partial denture?
A partial denture is a dental appliance used in cases where the patient is missing several teeth, but either does not want a bridge or cannot have a bridge installed because there is inadequate support from surrounding teeth. This is a removable device which can be taken out of the mouth at night to give the gums a break from the contact, and for cleaning purposes. Patients will sometimes opt for a partial denture because it is a less expensive option than a bridge or any other solution.
Partial Dentures vs. Complete Dentures
The primary difference between these two dental appliances lies in the number of teeth which the patient is missing. If a patient is just missing a few teeth, then a partial denture would be an effective solution. However, in cases where the patient is missing all or most of the teeth, a complete denture is the better option.
Caring for your dentures
All dentures, whether full or partial, should be brushed at least once a day. For this process, they should be removed and cleaned with a soft-bristled toothbrush. A non-abrasive denture cleanser should be used to keep them clean and functional.
Everything You Need to Know About Partial Dentures
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Dentures can be the ideal solution for people who have lost some or all of their teeth. If you’re interested in learning more about dentures, contact us at Mount Zion Dental in North Miami Beach today. We can arrange for an initial consultation and answer all your questions, so you can be one step closer to restoring your natural look, and being able to eat the foods you like, while also speaking normally again.