Dentures & Partials

Dentures/ Partials

Dentures are removable replacements that can take the place of missing teeth and tissues. There are two types of dentures — complete and partial.

Complete dentures are used when you’ve lost all of your teeth and need to replace them completely. Partial dentures are used when you’ve only lost some of your teeth. Please continue reading for a detailed overview of removable partial dentures.

What are Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are replacement teeth attached to a plastic base that’s gum-colored or pink. The plastic base is often connected to a metal framework that holds the partial dentures in place. In addition to enhancing your aesthetic appearance by taking the place of the missing teeth, the partial dentures also prevent other teeth from moving around. In some cases, the partial denture will be attached to your natural teeth using precision attachments that look a lot more aesthetically natural than clasps. In some cases, you may also need to get dental crowns to further support the partial dentures.

Cost of a Removable Partial Denture

Removable partial dentures are pretty expensive. The cost of metal partial dentures may range from $935 to $1,975 and flexible partial dentures may range from $1,075 to $1,500. In most cases, insurance providers cover only part of the cost of dentures so you’ll have to pay for a considerable portion of it out of pocket.

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Best Clinic for Partial Denture

How are Removable Partial Dentures Made?

After the preliminary consultation in which your dentist will determine which type of partial dentures you need, the whole process of making removable partial dentures will take several weeks and appointments. The following are the steps involved in the process:

  • The dentist will take several impressions of your jaws and measurements of how your jaws interact with each other.
  • Plastic models or wax forms of the dentures will be created. You will have to try these demo dentures for a few times so the dentist can assess their color, shape, size, etc.
  • If the model is suitable, the final dentures will be prepared.
  • The dentist will show you how to wear dentures and make final adjustments.

Using a Partial Denture — How do they feel? Will I look different?

Your muscles and tongue won’t initially be used to the sensation of the dentures. As such, they may feel uncomfortable for the first couple of weeks before you grow accustomed to them. You may also experience issues like irritation, minor soreness, and increased salivation. In terms of appearance, dentures are made to resemble actual human teeth so they won’t adversely affect your appearance. In fact, if you had crooked or misshapen teeth earlier, the dentures may even be an improvement.

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Caring for Flexible Partial Dentures — What is the Best Way to Clean Dentures?

The following are some tips you should follow when caring for flexible partial dentures:

  • When it comes to cleaning the dentures, you should only use a dentist-recommended denture cleaner. You should also make sure that the denture cleaner has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
  • Clean the denture over a sink full of water or a folded towel. If the denture accidentally falls down, it will simply drop on the towel or the water so it won’t get contaminated.
  • Toothpaste aren’t suitable for most dentures and are pretty harsh — so don’t use them.
  • Household cleaners like hand soap or dishwashing liquid are generally quite abrasive so you shouldn’t use them on your dentures either.
  • To prevent the denture from getting permanently stained, you should brush it every day in order to remove all plaque and food particles.
  • Use a toothbrush that’s designed specifically for dentures because the bristles won’t be too harsh. However, if you can’t find one, then a regular toothbrush will also work — just avoid hard bristled brushes.
  • After eating, thoroughly wash the food particles off the dentures. Use a mild denture cleaner and brush it gently to remove all particles.
  • Dentures tend to lose their shape if they’re not kept moist. As such, at night, you should keep your dentures in water or a soaking solution. Discuss the correct method to soak your dentures with your dentist.
  • Thoroughly rinse the dentures before placing them in your mouth.

How to Adjust the Partial Dentures?

As you age, the shape of your mouth changes, so you’ll also need to adjust your partial dentures accordingly. Your gum or bone ridges may shrink in size, which will affect how the dentures fit into your mouth. If you find that your denture doesn’t fit correctly anymore, consult your dentist. Ill-fitting dentures can lead to a number of issues like infections and sores. You should also completely avoid all do-it-yourself adjustment tips and methods like using glues or other methods. These methods can severely damage the denture beyond repair or they can also adversely affect your health. Consult your dentist and ask them to have the dentures adjusted.

Is it Normal to Have Buck Teeth After Getting Dentures?

If you have natural buck teeth and you get partial dentures for other parts of your teeth, then the buck teeth will remain even after getting dentures. However, if you get dentures for the front teeth, then they may correct the buck teeth and you may no longer have them.

Best Clinic for Partial Dentures 

At West Orem Dental, we take exact impressions of your mouth and then design partial dentures that perfectly blend with the rest of your teeth, are completely comfortable, and improve your overall aesthetic appearance. If you have any other questions about removable partial dentures, then please schedule an appointment with the best clinic for partial dentures.


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