Partial Dentures in Scottsdale, Arizona

If you’re missing a few teeth, a natural-looking removable partial denture can help restore the function and appearance of your smile

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Learn More About Partial Denture Options

There are several reasons that patients may need a partial denture to replace missing teeth. Whether it’s due to tooth decay, infection, or injury – if you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, talk to our Scottsdale, AZ dentist today regarding your restoration options.

What is a Partial Denture?

A partial denture is a device for replacing missing teeth that can be permanent or removable. A partial denture can be made when there are surrounding teeth onto which it can attach. A removable partial denture usually features faux tooth crowns that attach to a faux gum-colored base. A partial denture then attaches to your natural teeth with metal anchor clips. Patients must wear partial dentures every day to maintain the nearby teeth’ structure and position, which can quickly shift when there are spaces from missing teeth. Like Invisalign trays or a retainer, if you don’t wear your partial denture every day, your teeth may shift, and it may no longer fit over time. You should plan to clean it every day and wear it when you sleep.

Taking Care of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures fit into your mouth quickly and can be easily removed for cleaning. If possible, you should remove and rinse your partial denture after every meal. You should also clean your denture once a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste. It’s essential not to use bleach or whiteners on your partial denture, which can damage the enamel. You should wear your dentures in your sleep, but whenever you are not wearing it for any reason, it should be kept in a cup of tap water or cleaning solution so that it does not dry out.

Things to Know About Partial Dentures

Early on, it can be hard to chew and eat with your partial denture in place. Until you get the hang of eating foods with your partial in place, you should avoid extremely sticky or hard foods. You should also avoid chewing gum while wearing your denture.

It can also be challenging to speak clearly when you are adjusting to your partial denture. However, it is equally as challenging to communicate clearly with missing teeth – it just takes time to grow accustomed to your new denture’s feel.

Over time, adjusting the denture may also become necessary. As you age, your mouth and jaw shape naturally changes, affecting the fit of any denture. Your bone and gum ridges can recede or shrink, resulting in a loose-fitting denture, including partial dentures. Your dentist should adjust dentures that do not fit properly. You should never attempt to change your partial denture at home on your own, as this can weaken the metal and lead to breakage.

If you have missing teeth and would like to learn more about partial dentures or other treatment options to restore your teeth, contact our Scottsdale, AZ dental office for an appointment today.

Learn More About Partial Dentures

If you have missing teeth and would like to learn more about partial dentures or other treatment options to restore your teeth, contact our Scottsdale, AZ dental office for an appointment today.

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Meet Dr. Rajan K Sheth, DDS

Dr. Rajan Sheth is a leader in the field of restorative and implant dentistry. He has rehabilitated thousands of patients and maintains a simple vision of "Fear Free Dentistry" and "No one should have to suffer wearing a denture or the embarrassment of missing teeth."

He focuses his scope of practice on comprehensive restorative dentistry with a strong focus on IV sedation, extractions, dental implants, dentures, bone reconstruction, implant supported dentures, full mouth dental implants and immediate teeth in a day dental services. Dr. Sheth has been routinely removing wisdom teeth from simple cases, to complex extractions and is highly skilled at full mouth dental implant restoration and surgical implant placement.

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