Have you lost multiple teeth? If so, you might have wondered what options you have available. If dental implants are too expensive, you might consider getting partial dentures. To most onlookers, modern partial dentures appear almost indistinguishable from real teeth.
Like full dentures, partial dentures are prosthetic devices made up of artificial teeth attached to a flesh colored base that fits over your gums. However, partial dentures take advantage of your existing teeth to keep secure. This is accomplished by means of a metal framework that connects to your natural teeth (or to crowns that are placed over some of your natural teeth). This allows your natural teeth to serve as a type of anchor.
Getting Used to Your New Teeth
When first installing your dentures, it’s common to have a strange feeling in your mouth. After all, you suddenly have teeth that have been missing for several months, or possibly years! But after just a few weeks of practice, normal tasks like eating and speaking will become easier and more natural. Once it does, you’ll feel much more at ease with your dentures than without them.
At first, your dentist may ask you to wear your new denture all the time. This will help the dentist to see where the denture needs adjusting, to make it more comfortable in the future.
Taking Care of Your Dentures
Just as it’s important to your natural teeth’s health to continue a routine of brushing and flossing, your dentures will need a regular routine of cleaning and maintenance, too. Additionally, you should expect to bring your dentures into your dentist from time to time, so they can make any adjustments needed to match the changes in your mouth.
We at the Marconi Dental Group are eager and ready to assist you for all your Sacramento denture needs. We’ll discuss the available options, along with the ins and outs of what to expect when wearing partial dentures.