A partial denture is a row of prosthetic teeth housed in a gum colored base. Partial dentures are typically constructed with a metal framework and attach to neighboring crowns for support. They are appropriate for patients who are missing a large amount of teeth and possess a jawbone and gums that are capable of supporting your device. This procedure is highly effective at preventing teeth from shifting into unoccupied spaces, which can trap food particles and lead to bacterial growth and gum disease. In addition, partial dentures provide:
- A natural looking appearance
- Improved comfort while eating and speaking
- Improved confidence
- A customizable frame that can be adjusted to include additional teeth
- A preventative measure against TMJD
To ensure your partial dentures remain in tact, be sure to soak them in cleaning solution to remove bacteria and prevent staining. In addition, scrub partial dentures every day with a soft bristled toothbrush and mild soap. Be sure to avoid toothpaste, which can be abrasive and compromise the structural integrity of your dentures.