Partial dentures are restorative appliances that complete your smile. They help restore the structure and function of your jawbone by replacing one or several missing teeth. At A Better Smile Dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we provide our patients with state-of-art partial dentures to help re-establish oral functions and smile appearance.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures, also referred to as removable dentures, are dental applications designed to fill the space arising from one or more missing teeth. Unlike traditional bridges, partial dentures can be removed at your convenience. They are comfortable and can be worn while eating or removed before going to sleep. Another benefit of partial dentures is the absence of a visible metal attachment. The adjoining teeth on either side of the gap help support the partial dentures. An internal metal framework holds and keeps them in place.
Partial dentures can be placed immediately after any damaged tooth is extracted. As a result, you do not have to live without smiling during the healing process. Once the gums heal, your partial dentures may require some minor adjustments.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
There are multiple benefits linked with partial dentures, including:
- You can remove them when required
- They re-establish your smile
- They prevent the movement of neighboring teeth
- You retain your facial shape
- They offer a natural form, color, and appearance
- You can wear them during the healing process
- They are supported by gum-colored prosthesis
The Procedure for Partial Dentures
As a primary step, your natural teeth must be returned to a healthy condition before determining a partial denture that gives you a stable and secure fit. Once Dr. Bao assesses the state of the supporting teeth, the impressions of the jawbone are taken and sent over to our dental lab to construct the denture appliance. Once the final restoration is ready, we will carry out the required adjustments for the final fitting. Meanwhile, we will ensure that your artificial teeth are color-matched to blend in with your natural smile.
After Care of Partial Dentures
You may take a couple of weeks to get used to wearing partial dentures. If any additional adjustments are needed, they can be carried out in the following weeks of the initial delivery. Meanwhile, we will give you detailed instructions on caring for the partial denture at home. The dentures should be taken out before going to bed and kept in a cleansing solution.
If you want to restore your missing teeth with partial dentures, visit our office, A Better Smile Dentistry, at 475 Coors Blvd NW, Ste A, in Albuquerque, NM 87121. You can also reach Dentist in Albuquerque NM at (505) 208-0505 and schedule an appointment.