Advantages of a Removable Partial Denture:
- Often look better
- Easier to repair
- Less expensive
- Can be lost or broken when out of the mouth
- May require more adjustments
- Can slip, come loose over time
- May cause irritation
- May cause problems to adjacent teeth
- May require more extensive treatments down-the-road
Growing accustomed to a Removable Partial Denture:
Inserting and removing the new removable partial denture takes some practice. It may feel awkward for the first few weeks. However, your mouth should eventually become accustomed to it. The partial denture should fit into place with relative ease.
Dr. Wesley can explain how long the removable partial denture should be worn and when it should be removed. At first, you may be asked to wear it all the time. While this may temporarily cause discomfort, it is the quickest way to identify any parts requiring adjustment. If the removable partial denture puts too much pressure on one area, the spot will become sore. Dr. Wesley can adjust the removable partial denture to fit more comfortably. Once adjusted, Dr. Wesley may recommend that you remove the partial denture before going to sleep and replace it when you awaken.
Once your missing teeth are replaced, eating should be a much more pleasant experience. Since missing teeth can make it difficult to speak clearly, wearing a removable partial denture can help with that, too.
As with full dentures, the stability of a partial denture can be improved through the use of dental adhesives. Over time, as you age and your mouth changes, your removable partial denture may no longer fit well. It could also break; crack or chip, or one of the teeth could loosen. In many instances, Dr. Wesley can make the necessary adjustment or repair on the same day. Complicated repairs may take longer.