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Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. Depending on your needs, your dentist will design a partial denture for you. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth, or they can have other connectors that are more natural looking.
In the beginning, your new partial denture may feel awkward or bulky. This is normal, and you will eventually become accustomed to wearing it.Saliva could increase at the beginning. Follow all instructions given by your dentist. Your denture should fit into place with relative ease. Never force the partial or full dentures into position by biting down. This could bend or break the clasps and hurt your gingiva (gums). Your dentist will give you specific instruction about how long the denture should be worn and when it should be removed If the denture puts too much pressure on a particular area, that spot will become sore. Your dentist will adjust the partial denture to fit more comfortably.
Partial and Full removable dentures should help improve your speech, feel more confident, eating should become more pleasant experience. Chew on both sides of the mouth to keep even pressure on both sides. Avoid foods that are extremely sticky or hard. You may want to avoid chewing gum during the adjustment period.
Your dentist can recommend a denture cleaner. Look for denture cleansers with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. When cleaning a partial denture, it’s a good idea to stand over a folded towel or a sink of water just in case you accidentally drop the denture. Brush the denture each day to remove food deposits and plaque. The helps the denture from becoming permanently stained. Always thoroughly rinse the denture before placing it in your mouth.
When do I need new dentures
Normally not be worn more than 7 years, you should always check with your dentist for irritation or soreness, fitting, oral pathology. An annual examination of oral tissues by a dentist is recommended.
Older dentures can cause wearing down the ridges which holds the dentures,and a caved in facial appearance. Also weak areas could develop resulting in fracture.