Dentures and partial dentures can be a great way to make you feel proud of your smile again. At Broadwater Dental in Biloxi MS, we can assist you with both. Each types of denture will be specially designed to fit your mouth and jaw. A full set of dentures normally means you are replacing all your teeth. A partial denture will consist of individual replacement teeth that are attached to a flesh colored base made of plastic.
Metal clasps or a type of metal framework can connect to your remaining teeth, there are options for other connectors that are more natural looking if you so desire. To improve how your partial denture fits, your dentist may advise you on having crowns places on some of your teeth. At first, a partial denture can take some getting used to. It may not feel natural, but soon you will get used to it. If it hurts, or is altering the way you speak or eat, then be sure to inform your dentist.
Your dentist will be especially concerned if you are feeling prolonged pain due to the dentures, or oral irritation. One of the goals of the dentures or partial dentures is to make eating and speaking easier and more natural. Removing and inserting the partial denture will become easier over time. Your dentist will provide you with instructions on how to care for your dentures, be sure to follow the instructions to ensure good hygiene and longevity of the dentures. If your denture were to break or crack, do not try to fix them yourself. Call your dentist right away and make an appointment.