What Can You Expect When You Get a Partial Denture?

Denture Replacement

If you’re missing one or several teeth and looking for a time-tested solution to restore your smile, you’ve come to the right place. At Great Lakes Dentures and Implants, we offer a range of tooth replacement solutions, including partial dentures, to fill gaps in your smile with beautifully natural results. Here’s a look at what you can expect during the partial denture process.

What Are Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are oral prosthetic devices designed to replace one or several of your missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They consist of gum-colored resin bases with artificial teeth meticulously crafted to match your smile. Partial dentures connect to existing teeth using metal frameworks and clasps or precision attachments and are removable for cleaning or when you sleep.

What Are the Benefits of Partial Dentures?

Restoring your complete smile with a partial denture will enhance your speaking and chewing functions and improve the appearance of your smile. Your new restoration will prevent the remaining teeth from shifting toward the space, which may otherwise lead to crooked teeth and problems with your bite. 

Filling gaps in your smile can help redistribute the forces of your bite, reducing the risk of periodontal disease, uneven tooth wear, tooth fracture, and TMJ pain. Partial dentures offer an affordable solution to enhance your oral health and restore your smile’s function and natural appearance.  

What Is the Partial Denture Procedure?

We start the partial denture process by taking impressions of your mouth, which we use to create your custom partial dentures. When your restoration is ready, we will evaluate it for a perfect fit and bite and make any adjustments to ensure the best possible comfort and function. 

When you first wear your partial dentures, you may experience temporary discomfort as your mouth adjusts. The good news is that with a bit of patience and practice eating and speaking, you will adapt to your new smile in no time. 

Caring for Your Partial Dentures

It’s important to care for your partial dentures to keep them looking and functioning their best. Make sure to clean them daily using a denture cleanser to remove food debris and prevent staining. Brush your remaining natural teeth at least twice a day and floss daily to keep your smile healthy and sound.

When you’re not wearing your partial dentures, store them in clean water or a denture soaking solution to prevent them from drying out and losing their shape. Avoid using hot water, which can warp the denture material. If you have any sore or painful spots or if your dentures become damaged, contact our office to schedule an appointment. We will make any necessary repairs and adjustments to ensure they continue to provide the ideal fit and function.

Partial Dentures Near Me in Plainwell, MI

If you’d like to learn more about replacing missing teeth with partial dentures, Dr. McGuire and his dedicated team at Great Lakes Dentures and Implants are here to help. We will assess your tooth replacement needs and recommend the ideal solution to restore your smile’s health, function, and natural appearance. We invite you to call us at 269-888-6686 to schedule your appointment or request one online today!