If you’ve lost some of your teeth because of decay or injury, it’s important to find the right way to restore your smile. The area around the missing teeth may be fine, and removing more teeth may not be necessary. In those cases, the best method for smile restoration could be a partial denture. At Great American Smiles in Austin, we can design a partial that fits your mouth perfectly and it your smile will look and feel like new!
What is a Partial?
A partial is a removable dental appliance that fits into the space in your mouth where your original teeth were once located. The replacement teeth are designed to look and feel natural, and they are affixed to a base that matches the color of your gums. A clasp will help the partial fit securely into your mouth, without creating discomfort. It may take a few weeks to adjust to how the appliance fits and feels, and if you experience any pain or discomfort, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible.
Cleaning Your Partial
As with your natural teeth, it’s important to clean and care for your partial every day. Taking the partial out of your mouth and rinsing it will help remove food particles, and cleaning it each night with a denture cleanser will keep it from getting stained. Certain toothpastes can damage your partial, so be sure to talk to your dentist about the best way to clean and maintain it. Letting it soak overnight will keep it from drying out and losing its shape.
If you live in the Austin area and need partial dentures, contact Great American Smiles today. We can restore your smile and help it look bright and beautiful for years to come!