Your molars play a crucial role in your overall oral health and make everyday tasks easier. Partial dentures are a great solution for patients who are missing some or all of their back teeth, as they will act as your natural teeth while offering low cost benefits with superior comfort and fit.
You may be wondering if partial dentures are the right option for you. To help you make a more informed decision, we have compiled 8 of the most common questions patients have about partial dentures.
Will partial dentures replace my missing back teeth?
Yes, partial dentures are a great solution for patients who are missing some or all of their back teeth. Partial dentures remain firmly in place while in your mouth, making it easier to chew, talk, and smile with confidence. Partial dentures are also more economically feasible than dental implants, which is especially helpful for patients who are looking to replace multiple back teeth.
Will partial dentures make everyday tasks easier?
Partial dentures will help maintain your daily routine by making everyday tasks more manageable and more comfortable. Eating and drinking will be much easier with your dentures in place, meaning you don’t have to give up your favourite foods. Partial dentures will also help improve your speech. Some patients struggle with speaking clearly when they are missing back teeth, but partial dentures make speaking with precision easier and clearer.
Will partial dentures alter my appearance?
With recent technological advancements, dentures today can resemble your natural teeth and gums more closely than ever before. Your denturist can match your dentures to the colour of your remaining natural teeth, leaving you with a natural-looking smile.
Partial dentures also provide much needed support to your cheeks and your lips to keep them from sagging and keep your appearance youthful. They also keep your remaining natural teeth from shifting, which helps maintain your smile and avoid further dental problems.
How will the partial denture feel in my mouth?
It’s common for patients to feel some minor discomfort when first wearing a new denture. Dentures are made to fit specifically in your mouth depending on your individual needs, but they will still take time to feel natural. Once you become accustomed to putting your partial denture in and taking them out, as well as chewing on the fabricated teeth and gums, you will hardly notice they are there.
If you are experiencing some discomfort with your new dentures, we suggest reading this article for 5 tips for more comfortable dentures.
Do I have to wear my partial denture 24-hours a day?
It is not wise for patients to leave their removeable dentures in for 24-hours a day. Just like your body, your gums also need a chance to rest and recover. It’s best for patients to take their dentures out before going to bed to give your gums a chance to relax and have time to properly clean and care for your partial denture.
For tips on how to properly care for your dentures, click here.
What if I have more questions?
If you have a specific question about partial dentures or are interested in finding out if it is the right denture for you, book your free consultation with Olds Denture & Implant Centre today! Michael Galye, DD, and his knowledgeable team can answer all your denture and oral health-related questions and find the best-customized solution to your denture needs.