Here at Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we provide partial dentures to patients who are looking to fill gaps left by missing teeth. A partial denture can be made from plastic or alloy. They are supported by metal clasps or precision attachments which hook onto the teeth that are still there. It is important to fill in the gaps where teeth are missing as it can have an affect on the remaining teeth in the mouth. If gaps are left the remaining teeth can move into the gaps which can affect your bite and can make it harder to clean. This can then lead to decay or gum disease which can cause more teeth to become loose or fall out. Partial dentures stop your teeth from moving out of their position which prevents any problems that occur from missing teeth.
Metal partial dentures are made from an alloy which are stronger than the plastic dentures. Plastic dentures can sometimes irritate the gum whereas the alloy denture is very comfortable and will not damage the gums or the teeth the clasps are hooked onto. The alloy partial denture has a plastic gum base so that it looks natural. At first it can be hard to wear a partial denture but after a few weeks it will feel comfortable and will solve any problems caused by missing teeth. It will also help with eating and speaking which may have been affected by the missing teeth.
It is important to take care of the dentures properly in order for them to last longer. A partial denture should be taken out and brushed daily to ensure there is no plaque or stains building up. If possible, a brush specifically made for dentures is better as the bristles are soft and will not damage the denture. The remaining teeth must also be brushed and flossed twice a day. The teeth that the clasps are on will need particular attention as it may be easier for plaque to build up and food to get caught here.
Over time your gums can change shape which can mean your partial denture does not fit right. If this happens you should book an appointment here at Smile Hub Dental Clinic. It may be as simple as an adjustment but if it is damaged or can’t be adjusted a new denture might be needed.
If you have any queries or are interested in getting a partial denture please contact Smile Hub Dental Clinic at 01 5253888 or Book online.