PARTIAL - 2 appointments needed. May require additional appointments for adjustments
GETTING USED TO YOUR REMOVABLE PARTIAL
A partial denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth. It is held in place by your existing teeth. It is important that these teeth be healthy in order to support your partial; often they man need treatment prior to making the partial.
WHY HAVE A PARTIAL MADE: A partial can restore esthetics and function to your mouth. Since you lost some teeth you may find it more difficult to chew as well as you need to. The partial can give you back much of this function, though not as much as natural teeth. A partial can also help stabilize your remaining teeth. This stabilization can minimize tooth drift, bite changes, and periodontal problems. It will take you some time to get used to your new partial. Eating and speaking will seem awkward at first but with time you will learn how to use your partial. Each person is different in how fast they adapt, but eventually adaptation will occur.
Dentures: Dentures and removable partials are our most difficult procedures. Please plan on returning to Amazing Dental Care for adjustments, in some cases we have seen patients return for multiple adjustments. To reduce the need for adjustments, please bring a package of cracker sandwiches (Keebler or Ritz filled with Peanut butter or cheese). If you eat after you get your dentures, you will feel spots that rub. These spots will cause a blister. If we can make adjustments while you are at the office, it may save a return trip.
Impressions: $no cost. We take 4-5 impressions. This is normal.
CARING FOR YOUR PARTIAL
For more serious staining problems:
1 teaspoon of water softener (Calgon)
1 cup of water (at least 8 oz)