Partial dentures are removable dental device designed to replace missing teeth. They are custom-made and are composed of artificial teeth attached to a metal or acrylic base.
Partial Dentures in Nashville, TN
Partial dentures are an economical solution to replace the missing teeth and fill in the spaces, improving chewing ability and the confidence to smile. A partial denture in place will also help keep your natural teeth from shifting, lowering the risk of losing those teeth in the future.
Most partial dentures contain a thin metal framework designed to rest close to your gums and allow for a smooth, non-bulky feel. The framework is supported by your natural teeth to provide a reliable, secure appliance that is easy to use. Where teeth are missing, natural-looking replacement teeth are attached to the frame, and gum-colored acrylic is used to make the appliance blend with your mouth.
How do I clean partial dentures?
Partial dentures, like traditional removable dentures, require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains, and looking great. Below are some cleaning steps and things to avoid when using partial dentures:
- Remove and rinse dentures after eating by running water over them to remove food debris
- Handle them carefully and don’t bend or damage the plastic or clasps when cleaning
- Clean your mouth after removing dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Brush your dentures once a day and soak them in a nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food, plaque, and other deposits
- Soak dentures overnight in a mild denture-soaking solution to keep them moist and hold their shape
- Schedule regular dental checkups so your dentists can ensure proper fit, prevent slippage and discomfort
- Avoid abrasive cleaning materials, whitening toothpaste, products containing bleach on your dentures, and hot or boiling water that could warp them
Are partial dentures covered by dental insurance?
Coverage varies by insurance plans. It’s recommended to check with your provider to understand the extent of coverage for partial dentures. Our office can assist in verifying insurance benefits.
How are partial dentures different from full dentures?
Full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Partial dentures are designed to seamlessly blend with your existing teeth.
If you have more questions about partial dentures, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.