Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures in Kansas City, MO

If you are missing teeth or are in the process of getting them replaced, then partial dentures might be the solution for you. A partial denture is a removable, yet natural-looking dental appliance that helps restore the form and function of your jaw by replacing one or several missing teeth. Partial dentures are made from a combination of metal and acrylic - which gives them the strength to handle your needs to chewing and speaking, while also looking natural. Some partial dentures are entirely made from acrylic, these dentures tend to be less durable and structurally sound, but may be a solution for you depending on your situation.

Why Would I Need Partial Dentures?

Losing one or more teeth can trigger a cascade of effects, including an uneven bite. As your bite dynamics change, the forces on your remaining teeth shift, potentially causing them to move or adjust to accommodate the absence. Consequently, the loss of teeth can lead to both soft tissue and supporting bone atrophy in the vicinity of the missing teeth, altering your facial appearance and potentially causing issues with adjacent teeth.

Other Benefits of Having Partial Dentures

  • Removable dentures are considered one of the most affordable means of having missing teeth replaced.
  • They are usually made on the same day as the check-up, bypassing the need to have to go for months without any teeth (which can happen with full dentures).
  • Having partial dentures fitted is very simple for both patients and our team as there’s usually no surgery involved.
  • Compared to dental bridge work, having partial dentures or removable denture fitted causes no damage to the teeth adjacent to the missing one.
  • Partial dentures can help improve your speech.
  • It can be a temporary but effective solution while you are getting dental implants or replace missing teeth.
  • Easy to get used to.
  • Do an excellent job of restoring beauty and functionality to the part of the mouth that requires them.
  • Daily cleaning of your partial dentures is a simple process.
  • Easy to make adjustments such as expanding your partial dentures.

Cleaning Your Partials Dentures Daily

Daily cleaning of your partial dentures is vital but is a simple process that will keep your gums healthy and your partial dentures looking great.

  • Before cleaning, be sure to fill the sink with water or lay a soft towel down. Partial dentures may break if they fall and hit a hard surface.
  • Rinse partial denture under warm (but not hot) water after each meal to remove loose food debris. Hot water can cause the denture to warp and not fit properly.
  • They should be brushed daily with a soft toothbrush or soft denture brush.
  • They can be brushed with warm water, soap or denture paste. Regular toothpaste is too abrasive and can cause scratches on the acrylic material.
  • Cleaning tablets can be used while denture is soaking in water. These help to remove light stains and loosen plaque buildup. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label; each brand is different.
  • After soaking, be sure to rinse thoroughly under warm water before re-inserting into mouth. Mouthwash may be used after rinsing with water to give a fresh taste and feeling.

Partial Dentures are an effective and natural looking solution if you are missing teeth and are in the process of getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. There are so many benefits to partial dentures. Not only will eating become easier again but the confidence it will add to your life will be worth the effort. At Platinum Family Dental we are here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about partial dentures. We will help you find the solution that is right for you. Our dentist and staff has the experience to help advise you on the solutions that will help you and your family in your dental care needs. Contact your Kansas City dentist today and schedule an appointment at Platinum Family Dental.

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