Partial dentures can restore a few missing teeth but not the entire upper or lower set. You must still have healthy teeth in your upper and lower jaws to be eligible for partial dentures. If you are contemplating partial dentures and have concerns, Nashua Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry in Nashua, New Hampshire, provides answers to your questions below.
How does a removable partial denture work?
Removable partial dentures usually have replacement teeth attached to a base made of metal, acrylic, or plastic that resembles the color of your gums. Partial dentures are often equipped with clasps that attach directly to your natural teeth. You can remove partial dentures from your mouth for cleaning and storage. Partial dentures are available for both front and back teeth.
For the first few weeks, your new removable partial denture might feel awkward to wear. It will become second nature in no time. Your denture dentist can also help you care for your dentures.
Can I eat with partial dentures?
Partial dentures look and work exactly like natural teeth. It may take some time to become comfortable eating with them. Avoid hot drinks and eating whole fruits and sticky foods for the first few days. Flexible partial dentures will require some time to adjust to your diet.
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Can I sleep with partial prosthetics in my mouth?
Because your bones and gums are sensitive, it is not recommended that you sleep with them. To ensure that food particles do not stick to your dentures, make sure you take them out at night. Proper oral hygiene is crucial to ensure that they last a long time.If you are looking for partial dentures service from a professional in Nashua, New Hampshire, call Dr. Amanda Smith, Dr. Judi Whitcomb, and Dr. Nicole Byer with Nashua Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry at (855) 363-3793 to schedule a consultation or appointment. Call today to get your partial dentures and restore your confidence and smile.