Partial Dentures

NuSmile Denture Care

Denturist located in Kennewick, WA

At NuSmile Denture Care in Kennewick, Washington, Mr. Mike Ankermiller offers a range of denture options and oral restorations, including effective and comfortable partial dentures. Many people need partial dentures following oral cancer, gum disease, or another form of tooth loss or gum damage. Partial dentures are an innovative and natural-looking solution. Mr. Ankermiller is an experienced certified dental technician for cast partial-denture frameworks. Schedule your consultation here on the website or call the office today to learn more.

Partial Dentures Q & A

NuSmile Denture Care

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures are replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored base. Partial dentures can have metal frameworks and clasps that connect to your teeth or natural-looking connectors. In some cases, crowns are needed on your natural teeth to improve the retention of the partial denture.

Depending on the number of teeth, you might be able to receive your dentures in one day.

Why would I need partial dentures?

Partial dentures might be recommended for a number of reasons. Many people who’ve had surgery for oral cancer opt for partial dentures to restore the portion of the mouth that was removed.

Some people who have missing teeth due to an accident, trauma, or tooth decay might find partial dentures to be the most appropriate option.

What are the benefits of partial dentures?

Over time, you get used to wearing your partial dentures. Many people are thrilled with the natural look of modern dentures and love how they improve the overall appearance and functioning of the teeth, mouth, and smile. Another reason is that a partial may help stabilize the upper denture. if you don’t have teeth on one side, your denture can tip or tilt, causing the edges of your dentures to dig into your tissue causing pain. The partial acts like a fourth leg on a table.

Partial dentures can improve eating, chewing, speaking, and confidence.

How can I take care of my partial denture?

When you first receive your denture, you might need to start out eating softer foods cut into small pieces and chew on both sides of the mouth to keep the pressure even on both sides.

Avoid biting down on the partial denture to force it into position. Your denture should easily slot into place. Applying excess force to your denture could bend or otherwise damage the clasps.

Mr. Ankermiller gives you detailed instructions regarding how long to wear your denture and when to remove it. While it might take some time for you to get used to inserting and removing the partial denture, it’s easy to remove and clean.

Mr. Ankermiller gives you valuable guidelines and information to help you properly clean and take care of your partial dentures. When cleaning your partial denture, stand over a folded towel or clean sink of water just in case you drop the denture.

If you find your denture is putting too much pressure on a particular area and you experience soreness or discomfort, Mr. Ankermiller might need to adjust your denture, so it fits more comfortably.

To find out more about partial dentures, call the NuSmile Denture Care team or book your consultation online.