Flexible partial denture
For removable flexible partial dentures, a versatile material known as thermo-plastic is used. The material is used on account of the flexibility and strength that it offers. It also offers natural looks and is highly aesthetic as well. As compared to flexible dentures, the cost of cobalt chrome dentures tends to be more. On the other hand, the flexible dentures are more costly when compared to acrylic dentures.
At our practice, we offer a range of services to help to get rid of dental problems. We love helping our patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with the use of partial or full dentures.
Frequently asked questions
What is a partial denture?
A partial denture typically consists of multiple prosthetic teeth that are attached to a base. The base, which may be made of one of a number of materials, is sometimes connected by a metal frame that is designed to hold the denture in place. Partial dentures are often recommended in cases where some of the natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture works by replacing any missing teeth and also helps to prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of position.
Do partial dentures look natural?
Yes. Although it can take some time to adjust to your new dentures, they are designed to look like your natural teeth. In fact, no one will be able to tell that you are wearing dentures as your dentist will ensure that your prosthetic teeth look as natural as possible in terms of both colour and size. Once you have had your partial dentures fitted, you should actually notice an improved appearance as any gaps left by missing teeth will be filled and the shape of your face will also improve.
Will my partial dentures be comfortable?
It can take some time to get used to the feeling of wearing partial dentures, but you should adjust to your new appliances within a few weeks. When you first start to wear dentures, you might notice some minor discomfort and irritation, as well as an increase in saliva production. As the muscles of your cheeks and tongue adjust, these side effects should resolve.
Will I be able to eat with partial dentures?
Yes, absolutely. In fact, partial dentures are designed to restore normal oral function. While it may take some time for you to adjust to the feeling of your partial dentures, you should be able to resume a normal diet in time. When you first have your partial dentures placed, it is a good idea to begin with soft foods and to chew slowly. As you become more familiar with your dentures, you will be able to incorporate more foods into your diet. We recommend that you avoid very hot, sticky and hard foods as these can cause damage to your partial dentures.
Can I leave my partial dentures in my mouth when I sleep?
No, we recommend that you remove your partial dentures when you go to bed. Removing your dentures at night will give your gums the chance to rest. Also, it is important that you remove your dentures so that they can be properly cleaned. You can soak them in water or a denture solution overnight to ensure that they don’t dry out and that they maintain their proper shape.