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PARTIAL DENTURES IN PITTSBURGH
Sometimes you want to hold onto your natural teeth as long as possible. Maybe you’ve lost some of your teeth or some are too far gone — that’s where partial dentures come in handy. A removable partial denture is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient and can replace one or more missing teeth. A natural appearance and speech clarity is restored along with the ability to eat more efficiently.
If you are looking for a professional and caring dentist to get partial dentures, look no further. Kaur Dental of Fox Chapel is the trusted go-to dental clinic in Pittsburgh to get best quality partial dentures at affordable rates. At Kaur Dental of Fox Chapel, we make all types of dentures including partial dentures. Dr. Kaur is one of the leading dentures dentist in Pittsburgh and was recently voted th best dentist in Pittsburgh.
PARTIAL DENTURES TYPES AND MATERIALS
There are a few different types of partial dentures. Each one of meant for a unique situations, whether you are looking for an upper partial denture or a lower partial denture or both.
CAST METAL PARTIAL DENTURES
A cast metal partial denture involves a metal framework that attaches by way of clasps connected to crowns. The metal frame is obviously not visible (the gum-colored acrylic plastic covers it), but when you smile, the clasps may be visible.
This acrylic-based partial denture is often considered the gold standard of partial replacements, mainly because they’re strong, sturdy, and long-lasting. Every other partial denture is compared to this one.
FLEXIBLE PARTIAL DENTURES
Flexible partial dentures are named appropriately. On top of being very flexible, they’re lightweight and comfortable. After a laboratory has constructed the denture out of realistic-looking nylon material, Dr. Kaur can easily insert the piece into your mouth. Typically, we won’t need to alter any of your natural teeth. And after the procedure, most patients become accustomed to their replacement very quickly, thanks to the thinness and comfort of the denture.
A dental flipper is another type of removable partial denture, mainly used as a temporary stand-in while your dentist orders a more long-term replacement. It’s a great partial denture option for replacing one tooth or more. The benefit of using a tooth flipper in the interim of getting a new denture is that it can help diminish bone loss in the mouth and tooth movement as the gums heal.
Although these replacements are cheap and convenient, their quality usually matches their low price. They’re thin, so they can easily break if you drop them. Fortunately, it’s only a temporary fix until the final denture is ready.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I eat with a partial denture?
Yes, you need to eat and the partial dentures are constructed with that in mind. However, you need to learn how to eat with a denture on. Initially you should start with soft foods.
Can I sleep with a partial denture on?
You can sleep with a partial denture on. However, we recommend you not to sleep with a partial denture on. You should take out the partial denture at night, clean it and store it in a moist place. This gives a chance for your gums and tissue to relax and stay healthy.
How do I wear a removal partial denture?
Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework. Partial dentures attach to your natural teeth usually with metal clasps. Otherwise they are not much different than regular dentures. However you should see your dentist regularly to keep an eye on your natural teeth, to clean them, and to watch them if they become loose.
How long will it take to getting used to wearing a partial denture?
For the first few weeks, your new partial denture may feel awkward or bulky. However, your mouth will eventually become accustomed to wearing it. Inserting and removing the denture will require some practice. Follow all instructions given by your dentist. Your denture should fit into place with relative ease. Never force the partial denture into position by biting down. This could bend or break the clasps.
Do I need to do anything special to take care of my mouth with partial dentures?
Brushing twice a day and cleaning between your teeth daily helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss. Pay special attention to cleaning teeth that fit under the denture’s metal clasps. Plaque that becomes trapped under the clasps will increase the risk of tooth decay.
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