While conventional dentures cover the entirety of your oral cavity, partial dentures only cover a section of your teeth that may need replacing. Like other dentures, partial dentures also need to be removed nightly to be cleaned and maintained. One of the key differences between this type of denture and other inserts. Is that a partial denture requires a flexible partial fabrication inserted in your oral cavity. This fabrication can be added through a non-invasive procedure. One benefit of partial dentures is that they take advantage of digital image technology to ensure that they fit perfectly inside the patient's mouth. This ensures that they fit perfectly and cannot move during daily activities.
Some patients require partial dentures but are unable to have a metal framework inserted into their oral cavity. In the case of these patients, metal-free partial dentures are their next best option. Like traditional partial dentures, this method uses advanced digital imaging technology to map out the oral cavity of the patient. Imaging techniques take into account the teeth that are in-between the oral cavity spaces so that the partial denture doesn't affect remaining teeth. Once the dentures are crafted with a biocompatible material that is not only lighter but also more comfortable for the patient. Since these dentures have no metal of any kind in their design, it also gets rid of the horrible metal taste many patients dislike.
Precision attachments are the mechanical parts of a partial denture. These attachments are placed inside the mouth so that the denture doesn't move while the patient is active. Dentures have been known to move around in the past and cause discomfort to their hosts. Attachments get rid of this flaw and make sure that the partial dentures stay firmly in place. Precision attachments can be constructed from plastic or metal, depending on the dentist's suggestions or the patient's preferences. They consist of two parts the "male" part which is fixed to a crown and the "female" part which holds the partial denture.
Like standard dentures, partial dentures also need to maintained daily as well. It's recommended to remove and run your dentures under water to remove food debris. This makes sure that after no loose particles are left in between the dentures. After you clean your dentures after eating, it will do you no good unless you clean the inside of your mouth as well. Before putting your dentures back in, professionals recommend rinsing your mouth out before doing so. At night dentist suggest that you remove and brush your dentures. Before retiring for the night, make sure to put your dentures in a denture solution to soak overnight. That way, your dentures will remain cleaner for longer after prolonged use.
Although dentures are a permanent solution to edentulous, they still need to be readjusted or realigned every couple of years. The gums and muscles in the mouth are still living tissue, and over time can start to degrade. When the mandible begins to deteriorate, this can be painful for partial denture users. The teeth remaining in the mouth can shift and begin to rub against the sides of the dentures causing significant discomfort. Once this starts to occur, adjustments or realignments are recommended to patients looking for relief.