Gentle Dental Care
General Dentistry & Dental Implants located in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
If you’re unhappy with your gap-toothed grin, partial dentures may be the best way to restore it to a full smile. Gentle Dental Care offers custom on-site partials, allowing you to get the smile you want with a fast turnaround. Call or use the online tool to book your appointment at one of the two convenient locations in Midtown Atlanta and Dunwoody, Georgia.
Partials Q & A
What are partial dentures?
Partial dentures replace individual teeth, or small groups of teeth, rather than all your teeth like full dentures do. You can wear partial dentures in nearly any part of your mouth. Just as with complete dentures, your Gentle Dental Care dentist customizes partial dentures to fit your mouth perfectly.
How do partial dentures stay in my mouth?
Partial dentures attach to your other teeth in several ways. The method can depend on your surrounding natural teeth, the location of the partial dentures, and your personal preferences. Options include:
- Metal clips to hook onto your nearby natural teeth
- Precision attachments that use a key-and-lock mechanism to attach to a dental bridge
- Fixed partial dentures that your dentist bonds to crowns on nearby teeth
Your Gentle Dental Care dentist can help you decide which partial dentures option is best for you.
How do I care for my removable partial dentures?
Your Gentle Dental Care dentist can make suggestions tailored to your needs. Some common considerations to care for your partials include:
- Daily denture cleaning
- Using caution when eating hard foods
- Avoiding chewy and sticky foods
To start, your dentist may ask you to wear the removable partial dentures all the time. This can help you get comfortable with them, and can also help you and your dentist identify any problems or make adjustments.
Before long, your partial dentures should feel completely natural, and the routine care like second nature.
Should I consider full dentures instead of partial dentures?
Your Gentle Dental Care family dentist always suggests the option that’s best for your specific needs. In general, if you have viable healthy teeth that can support partial dentures effectively, there’s no reason to extract those simply to get complete dentures.
As long as you take good care of your remaining natural teeth and look after your partial dentures properly, you shouldn’t need to switch to complete dentures anytime in the near future, or perhaps not at all. It’s always best to keep healthy natural teeth if you can.
To discuss partial dentures with a dental expert at Gentle Dental Care, book a consultation online or by phone today.