What To Expect From Removable Partial Dentures

Cosmetic, Family & Implant Dentists Serving Aurora, Denver, Centennial & Nearby Colorado

Posted: August 15, 2022

Man smiling in mirrorDentures aren’t just for people who are missing an entire arch of teeth. Instead, removable partial dentures connect to your remaining natural teeth to fill in the gaps in your smile. 

Most partial dentures are comprised of natural-looking replacement teeth that connect to a pink base made of plastic. There are several types of partial dentures that might suit your needs. Some of them have a metal framework and clasps. Others feature connectors called precision attachments. Regardless of the exact type, there are a few things you can expect from partials:

  • It may feel awkward at first: It’s normal for your partial denture to feel bulky or foreign when you first start wearing it. Over time, you will adjust to having a partial denture.
  • You shouldn’t have to force it into position: It can take some practice to insert and remove your partial denture. However, it should fit into place without much difficulty. Don’t bite down on your partial denture to force it into position because it could break.
  • You'll be told when to wear and remove it: Your dentist will provide directions about how long to wear your partial denture and when to remove it. You might be instructed to wear it around the clock at first to locate any areas that require an adjustment.
  • You don’t have to put up with sore spots: Our dentists can make changes to your partial denture if it puts too much pressure on a particular spot in your mouth. 
  • Eating should be easier with partials: Partial dentures restore your chewing ability and bite strength. Begin with small bites of soft foods before working your way up to eating your favorites with ease! Still, very hard and sticky foods should be avoided.

Learn More About Dentures in Aurora

Our experienced dentists have successfully restored smiles using dentures for over 45 years. Call (303) 751-3321 today to schedule an appointment for more information about partial dentures. Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center serves patients from Aurora, Denver, Centennial, and nearby areas of Colorado. We look forward to helping you.

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