It is very important to replace your missing teeth. Not only will doing so improve your speech, eating ability, and smile, but it will also maintain the shape of your face and will improve your oral health. So, if you are missing consecutive teeth in a row, you might want to consider a partial denture!
A partial denture is a sturdy, reliable, and removable appliance that will give you the smile you have always wanted. This restoration has a pink, gum-like base with false teeth attached to the bottom or top, depending on which type of denture you are using. Putting the appliance into your smile is simple and easy. All you need to do is put it into the gap of your missing teeth and clasp it to the remaining teeth that lie on both sides. Now remember to take good care of the appliance when it is in and out of your mouth, and please do not bite down on the denture when you are putting it into place.
Here are a few things you can expect when wearing the denture:
· The appliance may feel awkward and bulky when you first begin to wear it. This is normal. Eventually, you will become accustomed to wearing it and it will feel completely natural.
· You may need to practice inserting as well as removing the appliance because the task is a bit trickier than you might think.
· Your dentist will give you specific instructions on when, where, and how long you will wear the denture. Your dentist will also inform you how to properly care for the appliance.
· Your denture should make eating quite a bit easier. However, this will only happen if you begin eating small, soft foods at the beginning. As time passes by and the more you become familiar with the appliance, the more solid foods you can eat.
· Talking might also be difficult, but this is completely normal. With some practice, you will be on the right track in no time. To help the process along, please feel free to read out loud and repeat difficult words so your tongue can become used to the denture.
For more information, please call our office today. We are also happy to schedule you an appointment with one of our dentists if you are interested in using a partial denture. We look forward to talking with you!