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Removable Partial Denturesin Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Removable partial dentures replace lost teeth and can aid in chewing or improving a person’s smile. Removable partial dentures can be removed at will and snap into place when a person wishes to wear them.

There are four main types of removable partial dentures. Where teeth are lost will determine which removable partial dentures are proper.

Complete dentures are plates which are fitted to the shape of your upper and lower jaws and gums. A complete denture will fit snugly onto the contours of your jaws and gums and bind to them by forming suction. Removable partial dentures are made of metal or plastic material that snaps into place by fitting around the nearby teeth. Removable partial dentures fit more snugly and firmly than complete dentures do.

The construction and shape of removable partial dentures depend entirely on the shape of your mouth, the teeth being replaced and the remaining teeth. The new teeth are fitted on a base which is colored to look like your natural gum. This is connected to a U-shaped bar which will wrap around the inside of your remaining teeth. At the end are odd shapes and spiky protrusions. These are wrapped over and around remaining teeth allowing the denture to snap into place giving it a firm anchor which will prevent unnecessary movement.

It may take a few weeks for you to get used to your new dentures. Your Dream Dental doctor will give you instructions on when to wear them. You may notice some pain which should subside before too long. If pain continues, call your dentist as you may need minor adjustments or a refitting. When not wearing dentures, be sure to keep them clean. Unclean dentures can develop bacteria where the denture is in contact with the gum. This bacteria can lead gingivitis and can be quite painful.

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