Dentures and Partials

Dentures and Partials

Dentures are a reliable solution and a treatment option to replace the missing teeth. A prosthodontist usually provides this treatment. Dentures are also known as false teeth as it perfectly fits as a prosthesis for missing teeth. They are generally made of thermoplastic nylon resin or acrylic. 

How are dentures created?

During your first visit with us, the dentist checks if dentures are a suitable solution to your determined problem. The perfect type of denture is decided, and the mold of your teeth and gums are taken to create your customized denture in a dental lab. Generally, certain molds or impressions are made so that the dentist can find out the functions and moves of the jaw. Using the final impressions, the lab creates a set of dentures that looks just like natural teeth and fits perfectly as well. Adjustments are made, if necessary, according to your suggestions.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Some of the benefits of dentures are that:

  • They are very convenient. 
  • You can get your teeth replaced in a non-invasive way. 
  • There isn’t any surgical element used, that is to be worried. 
  • They provide an easy and quick solution to missing teeth.

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures are designed in a way to replace one or more missing teeth. These dentures use plates or are often clipped to stay in position in the mouth. It can be used if there are still some healthy teeth available in the mouth. Partial dentures are held in place by a plastic base whose color matches the color of our natural gums. A metal framework helps to secure the base without letting it fall off. 

What are flexible partial dentures?

A flexible partial denture, also commonly stated as Flexi-partial, are made of flexible materials. They are made lightweight, making them very comfortable to wear. Flexible partial dentures don’t use any metal clips and their base matches the color of the gum tissue. This makes them invisible when they are worn. 

How to care for your dentures?

 To care for your dentures, follow the steps below:

  • Take off your dentures every night and rinse them thoroughly. 
  • Use a denture brush to remove any food particles and rinse them. 
  • Brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. 
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash afterward to kill any lingering bacteria and improve your breath. 
  • Soak your dentures all night and place it back in the mouth in the morning.

Call us at (408) 988-7788 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Lee to know more about dentures.

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