Dentures & Partials

Dentures/ Partials | Woodshore Family Dentistry

Dentures are removable appliances that you can wear in your mouth to replace some or all of your teeth. There are two types of dentures — full and partial dentures. Please continue reading for a discussion of full and partial dentures Houston.

Dentures/ Partials

If you have missing teeth, dentures are some of the simplest means of replacing them. They are removable appliances that you can wear in your mouth to replace some or all of your teeth. There are two types of dentures — full and partial dentures. Full dentures are meant for people who have lost all of their teeth and these can give you a complete set. Partial dentures are meant for people who have lost some of their teeth. Please continue reading for a discussion of full and partial dentures Houston.

What are Full and Partial Dentures?

Dentures are simply replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-colored or pink plastic base connected to a metal framework that you wear on your mouth. This is a completely removable external appliance but it takes the place of your actual teeth so you look like you really have teeth. There are two types of dentures — full and partial dentures.

Full dentures, as the name suggests, are a complete set of fake teeth. If you’ve lost all of your teeth or nearly all of your teeth, you should get full dentures. Partial dentures are replacement teeth if you’ve only lost some of your teeth but still have some intact. They may also be attached to your natural teeth so they look natural. They are also useful because they prevent the surrounding existing natural teeth from drifting or moving around, as they’re likely to do if you have some missing teeth.

Why Would Someone Get Removable Partial Dentures?

You can get removable partial dentures for a lot of different reasons:

  • You’ve lost some of your teeth but still have some others intact.
  • Dental bridges and dental implants are other alternatives to replace your missing teeth. But both of those options are extremely expensive and they require considerable structural changes to your mouth.
  • Suitable if you want a completely non-invasive solution to your missing teeth.
  • If you’re not sure whether you want dental implants or bridges and want to take some time to decide. In that case, you can wear removable partial dentures in the meantime.
  • If you want a reasonable solution to your missing teeth problem.

How much are Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures may seem like an expensive solution to some, but it’s far more reasonable than the alternatives. You can get metal partial dentures for $935 to $1,975 and flexible ones for $1,075 to $1,500. You can also get limited insurance coverage for partial dentures.

Partial Dentures Fitting Process

You need to go for an initial consultation so the dentist can decide if you need removable partial dentures and discuss all of your options. The following is an overview of the steps involved in the removable partial dentures fitting process.

  • The dentist will have to take an impression of your mouth and teeth by asking you to bite into a mould. The dentist will also gauge how your jaws interact with each other to replicate it in the dentures.
  • The dentist will send the mold and the measurements to a laboratory so they can create a wax mold or plastic model of the denture. You’ll have to wear the trial dentures so that the dentist can examine if they’re suitable for you. The dentist will then send any recommendations for changes to the laboratory and they’ll prepare the final set of dentures. 
  • In the next session, you’ll wear the dentures and the dentist will demonstrate how to maintain them.

How do Flexible Partial Dentures Feel?

Initially, the sensation of the flexible partial dentures will be strange. Since you’ve never worn them before, they’ll feel unnatural and maybe a little uncomfortable. In some cases, you may also experience some soreness in your mouth, irritation, and you may salivate more than usual. Aesthetically, they’ll look just like real teeth, but a perfect set of teeth, so they’re most likely to improve your cosmetic appearance. 

How to Maintain Full and Partial Dentures?

You should follow these tips to ensure your full and partial dentures remain strong.

  • You should only clean your dentures with specific denture cleaners that carry an American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. Avoid using household cleaners and even toothpaste because they’re abrasive and can damage your dentures. While cleaning the dentures, you should keep them over a sink full of water or a wet towel so that they don’t fall to the floor and get contaminated if they accidentally slip off your hands.
  • You dentist-specified toothbrush or one with soft bristles to brush the dentures every day so that there’s no staining or accumulation of plaque and tartar.
  • You should always wash the dentures using the denture cleaner after eating so that the stains don’t remain in the teeth.
  • Full and partial dentures need to be kept moist at all times or else they lose their shape. As such, you should keep them in a glass full of water when you go to bed.
  • Before putting them back in your mouth, be sure to thoroughly rinse the dentures.

How to Adjust the Partial Dentures?

Adjusting flexible partial dentures is necessary once in a while because your body and mouth shape keeps changing over time. Based on how your mouth changes, the dentures will also need to be adjusted accordingly. If you don’t adjust the dentures, they can harm your mouth by causing infections and sores.

When it comes to adjusting an ill-fitting dentures, you should completely avoid over-the-counter DIY solutions because they are useless at best and harmful at worst. These solutions can damage your dentures, which can be a big expense for you. They can also be a health hazard to you. That’s why you should consult your dentist whenever your flexible partial dentures need to be fixed.

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Best Clinic for Partial Dentures 

At Woodshore Family Dentistry, we have some of the country’s best denture specialists. They’ll take accurate measurements of your teeth and jaws to design the perfect set of full and partial dentures that can completely transform your cosmetic appearance. Our dentures are completely safe and we design them so that they’re indistinguishable from your actual teeth. For more information, please schedule your partial dentures consultation today.