Complete and Partial Dentures

Peninsula Denture Clinic

Complete Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums. If you’ve had an accident, or had poor oral health, leaving you with only a few healthy teeth or sometimes none at all, your dentist might suggest dentures to replace your missing teeth with complete dentures.

 

Complete dentures consist of two main parts: the artificial teeth and the denture base. Artificial teeth are used to restore the appearance of the natural teeth, chewing and to assist in word pronunciation.

The dental base is the foundation of the artificial teeth, providing an anchor for the prosthetic. They can also be used to restore the defective tissue or gum and to hold the artificial teeth in place. Biting force is distributed from the artificial teeth through the denture base to the bone tissues, distributing the shock and decreasing wear and tear.

What Are Dentures Made Of?

In the past, dentures were made out of porcelain or plastic, but more modern dentures are generally made out of a hard resin which is a synthetic material. This hard resin in dentures are more fragile than natural teeth and can easily chip if not uncared for, therefore it’s important to follow these instructions carefully.

 

The main structural component of dentures which holds the artificial teeth is made of a resin that closely resembles the teeth. This polymer is designed to resemble the gum lines while being flexible and snug fitting.

Denturist Robert Knight RD

Caring for your Complete Dentures

Complete dentures need to be cleaned every day just like natural teeth. Otherwise, plaque and tartar can build up on your dentures and cause stains, bad breath and gum problems which might mean your dentures will need to be replaced.

To clean your dentures, remove them from your mouth and run them under hot water to rinse off any loose food particles. Then wet a denture brush or a regular toothbrush and apply denture cleaner or a mild soap. Regular toothpaste is too abrasive and should not be used for cleaning dentures. Gently brush all surfaces of the dentures including under the gaps where bacteria collect. Be careful not to damage the dentures. Before you put your dentures back in, make sure to rinse them extremely well in clean water.

 

It is also a good idea to give your gums a massage while your dentures are removed. If your toothbrush hurts your gums, run it under warm water to make it softer or try using a soft-tip brush or even a damp cloth.

 

Complete dentures consist of two main parts: the artificial teeth and the denture base. Artificial teeth are used to restore the appearance of the natural teeth, chewing and to assist in word pronunciation.

 

The dental base is the foundation of the artificial teeth, providing an anchor for the prosthetic. They can also be used to restore the defective tissue or gum and to hold the artificial teeth in place. Biting force is distributed from the artificial teeth through the denture base to the bone tissues, distributing the shock and decreasing wear and tear.

Transition into Complete Dentures

Many people dislike the idea of wearing dentures even more than the thought of undergoing the surgery or living in constant pain from. Together with the challenges that accompany successful wearing dentures, the transition to dentures can be difficult. If you’re curious about dentures or have any questions, give us a call at Peninsula Denture Clinic. We have clinics in Sidney and Victoria to serve you.

 

A partial denture, as the name suggests, provides partial artificial replacement if you don’t need to replace all of your teeth. It is usually removable, yet a natural-looking dental prosthetic that helps restore the look and functionality of your teeth. Partial dentures are made from a combination of metal or acrylic, which gives them the strength to handle your needs for chewing and speaking, while also looking natural.

What Is A Partial Denture?

If you have natural teeth remaining in either the upper or lower jaw, you can get a removable partial denture. Your dentist will insert replacement teeth that are connected to a removable plastic base. You can replace any type of tooth in your mouth with a partial denture.

Often, there is a metal frame that runs through the dentures that hold them in place. It all depends on the type of partial denture your dentist recommends and what they are used for.

Why Would You Need Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are designed to give you all the form and function of natural teeth. It may take some time for you to adjust to your new partial denture, but eventually, you will be able to eat normally. You’ll want to first begin with soft foods such as smoothies, yogurt, and pasta and should take care to chew slowly and on both sides of the mouth. Particularly hard or sticky foods should be avoided.

Can You Sleep With Partial Dentures?

Sleeping with partial dentures is not recommended. Dentures are designed to be cleaned outside the mouth every night. This prevents staining and ensures no food particles are lodged under or around the partial. In addition, your gums will benefit from overnight rest, giving them the chance to recover and breath. Also, some people may clench their teeth in their sleep which can add some additional wear and tear, causing unnecessary damage.

 

If you’re thinking about getting partial dentures, contact us to schedule a consultation. We have two clinics in Sidney and Victoria to serve you.

Can You Eat With Partial Dentures?

When you are missing one or more teeth, the bite pressures shifts in your mouth, making chewing uncomfortable or even painful. In addition, other teeth may begin to move to compensate for the gap in your bite. You may experience shrinking of both the soft tissues and the supporting bone near your missing teeth to protect the exposed area. This can alter your physical appearance and can lead to more health problems with your other teeth. A partial denture keeps the underlying structures of your gums, and jawbone.

 

Of course, there are also aesthetic reasons to get dentures. If your missing tooth is visible when you smile or open your mouth, it might be a good reason to want to get it replaced. A full smile often makes people feel happier and more confident.

 

Often, there is a metal frame that runs through the dentures that hold them in place. It all depends on the type of partial denture your dentist recommends and what they are used for.