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The Pros and Cons of Partial Dentures: Is a Removable Partial Denture Right for You

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If you are missing one or more teeth, then you have several dental options available to you. You may want to consider a fixed bridge, a dental implant, or a removable partial denture. All of these solutions can help you chew, talk, and smile normally while preventing any of your existing teeth from shifting. The right option for you, however, will depend on several different factors. 

What are Partial Dentures? 

A partial denture is a resin base that holds artificial teeth based on an impression of your mouth. These are traditionally removable because they replace one or several teeth. A partial denture distributes biting force and allows you and your remaining teeth to function normally. They are a popular aesthetic choice and they come with many pros. 

There are fixed partial dentures and removable partial dentures. A fixed bridge remains in place and is suitable for one or two missing teeth. The drawback is that the surrounding teeth have to be filed down. 

The Pros of Partial Dentures 

Removable partial dentures are the less invasive option and more affordable than the other tooth replacement options, especially if you are missing multiple teeth. 

With your teeth replaced, you will notice a major difference in your speech and ability to chew. Most people don’t think about how tooth loss or damage impacts the rest of the natural teeth. It has a knock-on effect that can damage the entire integrity of your oral health so addressing one or more missing teeth is necessary. 

Of course, partial dentures are key to improving the appearance of your smile. 

The Cons of Partial Dentures 

As with any dental procedure, there is a risk of discomfort. However, that is why it’s vital you discuss your options with your Camden dentist. The denture clinic can advise you of your options and guide you to the right solution for your situation. 

In some cases, a partial denture can make it challenging to eat certain foods, such as corn on the cob. This is true of any removable denture. 

As they are removable, they have to be taken out each night. This gives your teeth and tissues time to gain relief because circulation is important to your overall oral health. You will need to floss and brush both your natural teeth, particularly around the partial denture site. They also require regular maintenance to maintain the proper fit to avoid issues with gum sores or irritation. A soft toothbrush and denture tablets should be more than sufficient to clean and maintain the partial denture. 

As with any dental procedure, partial dentures can negatively impact speech. Often, it’s simply a case of allowing the denture time to settle as you get used to speaking with a new device in your mouth. 

Is a Removable Partial Denture Right for You? 

There are many factors to consider before you decide whether a partial denture is the right option. 

If you are curious about whether a removable partial denture is right for you, you should book a consultation with a denture clinic to discuss your situation. 

If you have several missing teeth, then a partial denture is a good option, whether it’s a lower or upper issue. You should also consider the material that is used as partial dentures as a cheaper option compared to other solutions. Another big factor in dentures is mouth attachments. Partial dentures look good and improve the appearance of your smile, as long as you find them comfortable, it’s a good solution. 

Finally, financing – tools like AfterPay can help you pursue the dental treatment you want now without a large bill hanging over your head when treatment is done. 

If you aren’t sure whether a removable partial denture is right for you, you can discuss alternatives with your denture clinic, whether you prefer the sound of an implant or a fixed bridge. 

How Aesthetic Dental & Denture Clinic Can Help 

Get in touch with Aesthetic Dental & Denture Clinic to discuss your needs, whether you want to learn more about removable partial dentures or if you need an emergency dentist in Tamworth. In addition to partial dentures, we offer a range of services from denture repair to veneers and beyond. 

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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer two types of denture, complete and partial. Complete dentures are necessary when all your natural teeth are missing. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. If you are having extractions, we can also provide you with an immediate denture. This is often an interim denture so you can avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.

A denture usually lasts between five and seven years. Time and natural changes in the mouth will affect the fit and wear patterns of your denture. If your denture is worn and doesn’t fit as well as it used to, it may require a repair or reline. Having your denture checked every two years will help to ensure a proper fit and by following your denture care instructions, you’ll extend the life of your replacement teeth. 

Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be relined every 1 to 2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so it’s important to reline them regularly. The better you follow your denture care instructions, the longer your replacement teeth will last. 

It is advised that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. This will help to prevent any major oral health issues from occurring. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth or jaw pain it is advised to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we know attending the dentist can be difficult for nervous and anxious patients. We offer a number of options to help make your next visit as calm and stress-free as possible. Contact us today and a friendly dental technician will be able to give you all the options available. 

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