Is a Partial Denture Right for Me?

Is a Partial Denture Right for Me?
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Great Lakes Dentures and Implants is pleased to offer a wide range of teeth replacement options, including partial dentures, to replace missing teeth and restore healthy smiles. Our restorations are made from high-quality materials for the best possible fit, function, and comfort. Visit our Plainwell office to determine whether a partial denture is right for you. 

What Are Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are restorations used to replace one or more missing teeth. Unlike full or complete dentures that replace an entire arch of upper or lower teeth, partial dentures are used when some healthy teeth remain. 

Removable partial dentures are typically made of gum-colored resin and metal bases with replacement teeth made to match your smile. They are secured to your natural teeth using metal frameworks and clasps or precision attachments and can be conveniently removed for cleaning or during sleep.

What Are the Benefits of Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures offer numerous benefits, including the following:

  • They improve the health, function, and appearance of your smile.
  • They make it easier to chew your food and speak clearly.
  • They prevent any neighboring teeth from shifting, lowering the risk of crooked teeth and problems with the bite.
  • They are removable, making it easy to brush and floss your remaining teeth.
  • They offer a cost-effective option to restore your smile. 

Is a Partial Denture Right for You?

While partial dentures offer numerous benefits, they may not be ideal for everyone. The remaining teeth must be healthy enough to support your new restorations. Ongoing issues like gum disease can affect the stability of the remaining teeth, which can interfere with the success and longevity of your partials. 

Dr. McGuire will evaluate your oral health and discuss your tooth replacement options. He will help you determine the ideal tooth replacement solution to enhance your smile and improve your quality of life. If you are not a candidate for partial dentures, he may recommend an alternative tooth replacement solution like dental implants, implant-supported dentures, or dental bridges

What Is the Partial Dentures Procedure?

The partial denture process begins with taking impressions of your teeth to use as blueprints for your new restoration. When your new denture is ready, we will evaluate it to make sure it provides the best possible fit for maximum comfort and function. 

Your new dentures may take a brief adjustment period, during which you will learn to speak and eat with them. If you have any discomfort or require adjustments, contact us to schedule an appointment. 

Caring for Partial Dentures

Brush your remaining teeth at least twice daily and floss every day. Clean your partial denture using a soft-bristled brush and denture cleaner regularly to remove any plaque or food particles and prevent staining. Avoid using hot water, which can warp or damage your restoration. When not in use, store your partials in a mild denture cleanser and rinse them before placing them in your mouth. 

Refrain from making any repairs to your partials to avoid damaging them. If you have uncomfortable spots, contact us to schedule an appointment. Our team will make any needed adjustments to ensure optimal comfort and function. 

Partial Dentures Near Me in Plainwell, MI

Contact Great Lakes Dentures and Implants to learn more about restoring your smile with a partial denture. Dr. McGuire and our dedicated team are committed to creating high-quality restorations for long-term healthy smiles. We invite you to call us at 269-888-6686 or schedule your appointment online today!