Primarily, they are used when all teeth are missing; they are also referred to as either conventional or immediate dentures. Mainly used after the teeth have come out and the gum tissue is beginning to heal up.
Nonetheless, immediate dentures are usually made beforehand and fixed as soon as the teeth have been removed.
Partial dentures are removable and consist of replacement teeth on a coloured plastic base, merged together with a metal framework that holds it in place while in the mouth.
They are mainly used when you have a few remaining natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Additionally, a fixed bridge is used to replace one or more teeth by using crowns so as to replace artificial teeth on either side of the space and putting artificial teeth on them.
Partial dentures fill up spaces caused by teeth removal, it also prevent the remaining teeth from changing position. Keep in mind that this type of denture is removable, plus it has internal attachment for attaching to the crown.
When we install your dentures for the first time, they will feel loose for a few days, even months until the muscles of the cheeks and tongue adjust to them. In case of minor irritation or soreness and increased saliva flow as you are wearing it, contact us in the first instance, but with time your mouth will adjust to the new set.
Our dentures are made to resemble the natural teeth, they help improve your overall smile and make you feel good about yourself.
Initially, it may be a little uncomfortable to eat with your new dentures, but it also takes a little practice for you to adjust to it. To get used to a new denture you need to start with soft foods, which should be chewed slowly on both sides of the mouth. Avoid foods that are hot or hard, boney, and sticky, keep in mind to also not chew gum or use toothpicks while wearing dentures.
In addition to wearing dentures, you might have difficulty pronouncing some words at first; however, with practice and time you will soon get accustomed to speaking properly with dentures.