Like a bridge, partial dentures rest on surrounding teeth to fill in the gaps where one or more teeth are missing. But unlike a bridge, partial dentures are fully removable by the wearer. Partials are affordable alternatives to other types of dental prosthetics and are custom-made to blend in with each patient’s natural teeth. It takes a little time to adapt to new partials, but many people find that they reclaim much of their original function and aesthetics with partial dentures in place.
Partial dentures require gentle care and frequent cleaning. Once you get your new partial dentures, you’ll need to:
Keep them moist at all times by soaking them in a denture solution when not in use
Gently brush your dentures daily using a soft-bristled tooth brush
Be careful not to drop your partial dentures, as they may break
Avoid exposing your partial to hot temperatures that could cause warping