Get that confident smile back with a natural-looking partial denture customized just for you. Dental partials replace the void left by missing teeth, allowing you to speak, bite and chew comfortably.
Don’t Settle for Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can cause discomfort, issues with speech, chewing and digestion, and aesthetic concerns. Luckily, our expert dentists can help. We offer high quality, custom partial dentures in Greenville, SC. A partial will replace your 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. Our dentists create custom partials that mimic your original teeth as closely as possible, helping you to speak clearly, bite and chew properly, and smile confidently.
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.