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Why Partial Dentures Need Support to Stay In Place
Posted on 4/20/2018 by Front Desk
One of the most viable options for those with missing teeth is partial dentures. These devices are designed to fit around the teeth and still look and feel natural. Most partial dentures are made of an acrylic/porcelain base and metal clasp. These materials ensure that the device looks natural, while providing the necessary support for chewing and speech. They are considered to be more stable than other alternatives such as complete dentures. These advantages are mainly due to the device's ability to stay in place and provide the required comfort and stability. Why do Partial dentures need support to stay in place? How they Work There are different types of partial dentures, but most of them have two main parts in common. The device is made up of artificial teeth that are attached to an acrylic base designed to look like your gums. The artificial teeth are molded from an acrylic or porcelain resin based on the shape of your teeth and gums to ensure a proper fit. The final design of the partial denture is based on the impressions of your natural teeth and gums as well as the nature of your bite. Attaching to The TeethA metal clasp holds the denture in place by attaching it to your teeth. However, based on what our dentist's assessment will be, you may need to have your teeth reshaped. This happens when it has been determined that the neighboring teeth cannot provide the required support to ensure that the dentures stay in place. The teeth are reshaped to ascertain that the metal clasp will attach properly to the anchor teeth. The nature of this mechanism is that it can be removed frequently and still be as stable every time it is fitted back into the mouth. It is important that the partial denture fits properly in your mouth. Over time they'll need to be adjusted if the jawbone or gums shrink. Do you have any question on partial dentures? Call us today for more details....
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How Long Does it Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
Posted on 4/10/2018 by Front Desk
If you have missing teeth, one of the most cost-effective options is getting dentures. These devices are more affordable than implants and bridges and can provide the level of comfort necessary for speech and eating food. However, within the first few weeks, the device will feel uncomfortable and unnatural. There are also adjustments you will need to make before you get accustomed to eating and speaking with the device in place. If they fit properly, you should expect to adjust to it in about four weeks. Changes in the MouthThe tongue and cheek muscles will need time to learn to keep the dentures in place. Within the first few weeks the device will feel awkward in your mouth. Within the first four weeks, speech is also likely to be uncomfortable. You may need to practice speaking certain words to get used to talking with the artificial teeth. Initially, the device may slip when you cough, laugh, or speak fast. As a result, you may become more self-conscious at this stage. In the event that these problems become frequent, you should turn to the office and speak with the dentist. Avoiding Complications Within the first few weeks it is possible that you may experience some soreness in your gums. This may happen as your gums adjust to the changes. However, dentures need regular cleaning to prevent soreness and infections. Vigorous brushing of the dentures is discouraged. The device is cleaned by soaking it in a solution overnight. You will be required to see our dentist after one or two weeks to have your gums and dentures checked. The dentist will check if there is any irritation or if there is any damage to the device to avoid irritating of the gums. Sometimes an adhesive is needed to ensure that the fit is perfect. Our dentists can recommend various options for any challenges you are facing with your dentures. Call us today for more information....
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How Partial Dentures Are Held In Place
Posted on 3/23/2018 by Front Desk
Imagine yourself at a party and you are enjoying the night. Suddenly, while cracking a joke your dentures fell off, in front of your boss and business partners. What can be more embarrassing than that? How do you pull it off? Thankfully, partial dentures these days can be held in place and fitted correctly to avoid this scenario. Dentures are Made to Fit and Stay in PlacePartial dentures are fitted and customized to match the client. It takes time to make a perfect denture that will fit just right. Partial dentures are composed of artificial teeth on a gum-colored plastic foundation. To fit well, it may have metal bridged or framework that connects to other teeth. These dentures are made to withstand force when eating and stay fitted when speaking or chewing. Dentures should fit in place naturally. It should not be forced to stay in place. This can cause it to break and even damage your gums. If there are debris left in your teeth, it can affect how it fits on your gums. You will also feel discomfort, especially when talking or chewing your food. The bone structure of the mouth can change fast; this is why it is essential to have dentures checked every year. This will help you know if it needs to be readjusted or replaced. Using your dentures often will help you determine if it needs to be adjusted or if it's indeed the right fit. Proper care of dentures is also the best way to keep them in their best shape. We are experts in dealing with partial dentures. We are passionate in providing quality dental service to our customers. We love to see you live a happy and fulfilling life, so visit us now to have your partial dentures or have it checked for fitting....
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All Posts:

Why Partial Dentures Need Support to Stay In Place
4/20/2018
How Long Does it Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
4/10/2018
How Partial Dentures Are Held In Place
3/23/2018
Do You Need an Overdenture?
3/13/2018
Top 3 Reasons to Consider Dental Bonding
2/23/2018
Things to Avoid Eating After Dental Implant Surgery
2/13/2018
Can You Get Benefits from Dentures and Implants At the Same Time?
1/23/2018
Can Denture Cements Hurt Your Gums?
1/13/2018
What Things Can Stain Your Dental Bonding?
12/23/2017
What Makes Gold Ideal For Dental Crowns?
12/13/2017
Who Should Not Get Dental Implants?
11/23/2017
Who is Most at Risk for a Dental Allergy?
11/13/2017
What Happens to Your Gums When You Take Your Dentures Out?
10/23/2017
What Can't You Eat with Dentures?
10/13/2017
Signs of an Oral Appliance Allergy to Be Watchful Of
9/27/2017
Knowing When Your Dentures Need to be Realigned
9/17/2017
Adjusting After a Dental Crown Placement
8/25/2017
Why Wisdom Teeth Don't Need Replacing but Other Teeth Do
8/15/2017
Dentures Can Wreak Havok on Your Gums If You Aren't Careful
7/30/2017
Dental Implants Can Keep You Looking and Feeling Young
7/23/2017
Helping Elderly People Care for Their Aging Teeth
6/25/2017
Dental Crowns Can Come Loose - How to Protect Your Teeth
6/15/2017
When Your Prosthodontist Will Need to Trim Down Your Tooth
5/27/2017
What Makes Custom Dentures Different?
5/17/2017
When Crowns Should be Used Instead of Fillings
4/27/2017
Signs of a Denture Allergy
4/17/2017
How a Crown Gets Placed After a Root Canal
3/27/2017
Caring for Dental Bonding to Help Them Last
3/17/2017
What You Should Expect During a Bridge Consult
2/27/2017
Do You Need a Night Mouth Guard?
2/17/2017
How to Keep Your Gums Healthy When You Wear Dentures
1/27/2017
How to Care for Dental Bonding
1/17/2017
Common Symptoms of Ill-Fitting Dentures
12/30/2016
Bruxism and Dentures - Be On the Lookout
12/20/2016
Proper Denture Care is Imperative for Good Oral Health
11/30/2016
Getting Your Dentures to Stay in Place
11/20/2016
What to Expect during Your First 30 Days with Dentures
10/20/2016




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