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Partial Dentures in Guelph
Did you know that there are different types of dentures? While people are generally most familiar with those that replace a whole mouthful of teeth, another type exists for those who still have multiple chompers left in the upper or lower jaw. These are known as Partial dentures, a removable but natural looking dental appliance that helps restore your jaw’s proper form and function. If you or someone you know has had dentures before and are looking into getting a partial set, make an appointment with Bisson Dentistry today by calling us at (226) 299-0713.
What Are Partial Dentures Made From?
Partial dentures are made from a combination of metal and acrylic, which makes them strong, so they can handle all your day-to-day chewing and speaking needs while still appearing as natural as real teeth. Some people opt for sets made entirely of acrylic, as these may be easier (depending on the individual), but this makes them less durable and structurally sound. Rest assured, however, we will take the time to discuss and plan what type is best for you.
How Do Partial Dentures Work?
A removable partial denture or bridge typically consists of artificial teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which can be connected with a metal framework holding your dentures in position within the mouth. A fixed bridge replaces one or multiple teeth with crowns applied on them, on either side of the space, and attaching replacement teeth to them. Afterward, the bridge is cemented into position. This partial denture not only replaces lost teeth but also prevents other ones from moving out of place.
This type is removable and has internal attachments instead of clasps, which attach to adjacent crowns. Some prefer these dentures for their more natural look.
How Will My New Partial Dentures Feel?
Partial dentures are made to help you perform all your daily tasks from chatting to eating. It may take time to adapt to how it feels chewing, but you will eventually be able to enjoy all the foods you loved before. It is important, to begin with soft foods during the adjustment period, avoiding hard or sticky foods until later, and you’ll want to be careful (Chew slowly and get used to it on both sides of the mouth).
It is not recommended to sleep with your new dentures, as they’re made to be cleaned outside the mouth and your gums will benefit from having time to recover. Some people also clench their teeth in their sleep, and the pressure can harm your dentures.
If you or a loved one are considering getting a brand new set of Partial dentures and wish to make an appointment to speak with Dr. Bisson or Dr. Chiu, remember to call us today at (226) 299-0713.
Whether you’re a long-term patient or are in search of a new dental office in Guelph, we’ll help you schedule your first appointment over the phone or by submitting an appointment form online. Make sure to arrive early so we can get you set up in our system and proceed with your exam and cleaning.
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