How Do Partial Dentures Work?
Created on February 28, 2023
Partial dentures are a type of dental prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. These appliances consist of replacement teeth attached to plastic bases, which are inserted into the patient’s mouth and held in place by clasps that wrap around adjacent healthy teeth. Partial dentures are made from a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and porcelain. At Taylor Street Dental in Springfield, MA, partial dentures are an economical way to replace one or several teeth when compared to other solutions.
How Long Does It Take To Get Used To Partial Dentures?
Obtaining partial dentures may result in the experience of some discomfort as your mouth adjusts to the new appliance. You will need to become accustomed to chewing with it in place. However, most of our patients find this adjustment period lasts only a few weeks before they are completely comfortable wearing their partial dentures.
What Are the Advantages of Partial Dentures Over Alternative Options?
Partial dentures have several distinct advantages over traditional treatments for replacing missing teeth, such as bridges or implants. Unlike bridges, which are permanently affixed to the surrounding teeth, partial dentures can be removed for cleaning and maintenance. This feature makes them more comfortable and less likely to cause tooth decay or damage due to plaque buildup. Furthermore, because partial dentures do not rely on other mechanisms for support, they are a much more cost-effective solution than implants or bridges.
In some cases, partial dentures may need to be replaced periodically as they wear out or a patient’s oral health needs change. However, these appliances provide a durable and long-lasting way of restoring full function in your mouth after losing one or multiple teeth.
Schedule Time to Talk to Our Team About Partial Dentures
If you have any questions or thoughts about partial dentures, or would like to schedule an appointment with a dentist at Taylor Street Dental, please contact us today! Call 413-781-7645 to request a consultation with Drs. Peck, Homsi, Tyra, and Seo to find out if partial dentures are right for you! Our Springfield, MA, area office accepts new patients and provides a wide range of services, including general cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, with decades of combined experience between all of our dental professionals.