Get that confident smile back with a natural looking partial denture customized just for you. Dental partials can also help you speak and eat more naturally by replacing the void left by missing teeth.
Missing teeth can be problematic for a variety of reasons, including causing discomfort, issues with speech, chewing, and digestion, and aesthetic issues. Luckily, your trusted dentist in Greenville, SC can assist you by creating partial dentures to replace the missing tooth or teeth, restoring your smile and self-confidence.
The Difference Between Partial and Complete Dentures
Dentures are available in two types: complete dentures, and partial dentures. Complete dentures are required when a patient is missing all of their teeth in an arch, and acts as a complete replacement for that section of your teeth and sections of the gum as well.
Partial dentures, on the other hand, are necessary when a patient has a few teeth missing in a row, but otherwise, has enough remaining teeth that a complete denture is not needed.
What are the Benefits of Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures benefit the wearer because they act as replacements for missing teeth, resembling their original teeth as closely as possible.
The addition of a partial denture can aid in speech, eating, and can restore the wearer’s self-confidence because dentures are designed to resemble the wearer’s original teeth as closely as possible.
What Will Your New Partial Dentures Feel Like?
New partial dentures may feel a little odd or unusual during the first few weeks of use until the surrounding muscle has grown accustomed to their presence. Your cheeks and tongue will need to learn to keep them in place, and patients often experience excessive saliva during this period, as well as difficulty eating or talking.
However, if you are still experiencing discomfort several weeks after you have gone home with your partial dentures, make sure to contact your Greenville, SC dentist as soon as possible for a follow-up appointment.
Eating With Partial Dentures
One of the biggest challenges that patients experience after receiving their partial dentures is difficulty eating. This is why we recommend starting off with soft foods which have been cut into small pieces while you are getting accustomed to eating with your new dentures.
Some other tips to keep in mind are:
- Chew slowly and make sure to use both sides of your mouth
- Avoid very hot or hard foods when possible
- Be cautious when eating foods which have small, sharp bones in them
- Avoid eating anything sticky while wearing your partial denture
- Don’t chew gum while wearing your denture
Learn more about how to safely use your partial denture by contacting your local dentists’ office in Greenville, SC.
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The Carolina Oaks Greenville location
is just across from the University Center
at McAlister Square near the
Laurens Road overpass
200 S. Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone : (864) 235-3949
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