When you think of dentures, one’s first thought is often complete denture sets your grandmother used to keep in a glass by her bed at night. However nowadays dentures are far more common.
Did you know that you can also get partial dentures?
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures, like complete dentures, are removable mouth plates used to replace missing teeth. However, instead of replacing a full set of teeth, they fill in the gaps of just one or more missing teeth.
Partial dentures use different ways to hug your original teeth such as clasps or your actual surrounding natural teeth, while also having fake replacement teeth attached to help fill in those smile gaps. Partial dentures are customised to each individual so that they fit in with your remaining teeth, looking seamless.
Made from acrylic, nylon, and cast metal – with individualised false teeth attached to the plate – partial dentures are made with a variety of materials that ensure a natural look but can also withstand regular daily use. Here at Total Denture Care we also provide Valplast Flexible Dentures, these are an extra strong partial denture that can provide a temporary or long-lasting solution for missing teeth.
One question we get asked often is whether you can sleep with your partial dentures. We recommend removing them at night when you go to bed and giving them a thorough clean.
Why Might You Need Partial Dentures
Tooth loss is a natural part of ageing and many of us will need some form of dentures to give us that confidence-boosting smile we’re used to.
But it’s not just age that could result in a need for partial dentures.
There are many reasons why you may need partial dentures, even if you’re still well in your youth years, such as:
- Tooth Decay
- Tooth Extraction
- Gum Disease
Missing teeth don’t just knock your confidence but can also affect how you eat, drink, speak, and smile.
Gaps in your smile leave room for your remaining teeth to move around, leading to issues with both your appearance and bite. This shifting can also affect the bone, gums and tissue that surrounds your teeth.
Partial Dentures with Total Denture Care
Here at Total Denture Care, we give every client a personal customised experience. Each plate is fitted to your mouth for comfort and long-lasting dentures.
We know how important it is to have a smile that you are proud of. Feel free to get in contact with our team to find out how we can help you with our high-quality partial denture range.