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Partial Dentures
Will my eating and speaking be affected by a partial denture?
The replacement of missing teeth should make eating easier and more pleasurable.
- The wearer will initially have to adjust to the presence of the new denture in the mouth.
- Only soft foods should be eaten to begin with, and both sides of the mouth should be used, to balance the food evenly.
- Gradually the wearer's confidence will increase.
Speech will be even better when there are no longer any gaps between the teeth. At first you may have difficulty with pronouncing certain letters, but with practice these difficulties should be overcome.
Is there an adjustment period before a denture feels comfortable?
It may take a short time to get used to the partial denture. A new denture may need to be adjusted as it settles in.
- The bearing down of the denture on the gum over prominent bony areas can create painful sores. A denture ease will relieve this irritation.
- The supporting teeth can become sensitive if the denture places too much pressure on them.
- Your dentist will have advised you of these possibilities, and will make the necessary adjustments.
Do not make adjustments to a denture yourself. It is a precision-made appliance that needs professional care. Never force the partial denture into position, as the clasps may bend or break. Perseverance with a new denture will pay. The benefits are very rewarding.
Over time will partial dentures need any attention?
Dentures can be trouble free for many years. They must, however, be kept clean and adjusted at your regular visits to the dentist.
- All mouths change naturally with time.
- Shrinkage of the gums and ridges may lead to excessive pressure being placed on the supporting teeth.
- When this happens, the denture can be built up to restore the fit of the denture to the gum.
- This correction will prevent tooth sensitivity, which can become quite painful.
- Other corrections may involve simple adjustments to the denture.
Partial dentures can last for many years, but the time will come when a new denture may need to be considered.
How should I take care of my denture?
It is important to remove the stains, plaque and food, that stick to the dentures. Brush all over the denture, not only around the teeth. Use a special denture brush or a toothbrush with medium bristles. Do not hold the denture by the clasps when it is being cleaned, as they can break off Clean your denture over a basin of cold water or a soft cloth, as it can break if it is dropped on a hard surface. Chemical denture cleaners are available. They include:
- Denture soaking solutions, which are derived from tablets or powder.
- Denture creams.
- Denture tooth pastes.
- Most of the above cleaners contain abrasives, mild bleaches, anti-bacterial agents and fresheners, in varying combinations.
Do not allow partial dentures to dry out, as they may change their shape. When out of the mouth they should always be left in water, or in a denture-cleaning or soaking solution. Your dentist will recommend a suitable one. Do not leave dentures in hot water or bleach!