A partial denture is used for replacing one or more missing teeth. Usually made of acrylic or metal alloy, it is retained in the mouth by means of suction, clips or small metal claps and can be taken out whenever you want. In cases where all teeth are missing in one arch, a full denture is used to replace all of the missing teeth.
Partial dentures are usually one of the most cost-effective ways of replacing teeth -a single partial denture can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. In addition, this denture provides important support to facial structures such as the lips, helping maintain a more youthful appearance. But the partial dentures benefits don’t stop here.
Even under the best of circumstances, partial denture doesn’t offer the same chewing efficiency as natural teeth. Retention and stability can be affected by many factors, including the attachment of the device as well as the type of gums, bone, and saliva present in your mouth.
To maintain the tissue under the denture healthy, you should take your appliance out of your mouth before going to bed. Also, remember that these instruments aren’t strong as your natural teeth, so you will not be able to chew as strongly with them. The partial denture tends to get food accumulated underneath it, so you may have to remove and clean it after each meal.
Overall, partial dentures are a quick, budget-friendly option to improve you smile and ensure the health of your mouth.