For years, dentists have been trying to make a great looking partial that replaces several teeth at once. With today’s new materials and high-technology, dentists are able to provide you with partial dentures which are lightweight, durable and very esthetically pleasing. We design our new partials to have clasps which are the same color as you teeth thus eliminating those unsightly metal clasps that were common in partials of the past.
Your partial denture is made to fit your mouth easily. It should not be necessary to force the partial in place. Care should be taken when placing or removing your partial so that the clasps are not damaged.
Replacing missing teeth should make eating a more pleasant experience. By following these basic guidelines, eating on your new partial should soon feel completely natural.
- Start out by eating soft foods that are cut into small pieces.
- Chew on both sides of the mouth to keep even pressure on the denture.
- Avoid foods that are extremely sticky or hard. You may want to avoid chewing gum while you adjust to the denture.
It is very important that you wear your denture every day. If you don’t wear your partial for an extended period of time, the partial may not fit as well as it should.
How to Care for Your Cosmetic Partial
Rinse your dental partial after every meal.
Clean your dental partial thoroughly, at least once a day. As materials for partials may vary, consult with your dentist on which cleaning methods and products are best suited for your particular partial. Never use alcohol, abrasive cleaners, bleaches, whiteners or boiling water to clean or soak your partial, unless specified by the dentist.
While brushing your “other” teeth, pay special attention to cleaning the teeth that fit under the denture’s clasps. Plaque that becomes trapped under the clasps will increase the risk of tooth decay. Your dentist or dental hygienist can demonstrate how to properly brush and clean between teeth.