How to Choose a Denture or Partial?

Dentures are one of the most cost-effective solutions to restore your smile, as well as your self-esteem. They are removable, dental substitutes used to replace your lost teeth due to tooth decay, accidents, or other factors.

Dentures are custom-made to fit securely over the gums.   Dentures are typically made of acrylic resin that has been shaped to resemble natural teeth in appearance and feel.   A mold is created after the dentist takes an impression of the patient’s gums. Then, teeth are added to a wax model created from the mold to make a plate that fits snugly in the mouth. A denture’s lifespan is determined by your oral hygiene routine, so it’s vital to clean them daily and keep your natural gums healthy.

Benefits of Dentures:

Dentures take some time to get used to, but the advantages significantly outweigh any temporary pain. There are many advantages to wearing dentures:

  • Wearing dentures allows a person who is missing teeth to keep their usual speech patterns and abilities, as tongue placement on teeth is critical in pronunciation.
  • Dentures are simple to maintain. The temporary ones can be cleaned from inside or outside of the mouth, and they usually just need a rinse after meals.
  • Dentures allow the wearer to eat comfortably, chew fully and not have to worry about food becoming stuck in gaps.
  • Dentures can help you avoid future oral health problems. They can help you lower the risk of developing gum diseases by restoring the function of your original teeth.
  • They’re custom-designed to fit your mouth. The dentist can make a new set of dentures for you if your jawbone changes over time.
  • Dentures also help to prevent any sagging in the face caused by missing teeth. It gives you a natural and confident appearance by making your face appear fuller and livelier.

Different Types of Dentures:

Full dentures – A conventional full denture is positioned on the gums, whereas crowns and bridges are fixed or anchored to existing teeth.   They are designed to replace all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth at the same time. After the teeth are extracted, the dentist will place a temporary denture called an “immediate”.   The permanent denture can be completed after the tissue has completed healed, which is typically 8 to 12 weeks later.

Partial dentures – When a patient still has some natural teeth, such as one or more teeth in the upper and lower jaws, partial dentures are used. They are convenient and removable, allowing you to remove them whenever you want. The traditional partial denture consists of a metal plate that is attached to several false teeth. They’re made to restore the missing teeth in your mouth.

Implant-Retained Dentures (All on 4 or Teeth in a Day) – Dentures supported by implants have a natural appearance and are extremely durable. They have become a popular option for people who want their removable dentures to be fixed in place.   They are usually made of acrylic, composite or zirconia material that looks like your natural gums and teeth. Implant-Retained Dentures provide excellent support and create a solid foundation for the denture. This type of denture is made to absorb all the force of your bite evenly through the implant and into your jawbone.

How to Take Care of Your New Set of Teeth:

Although there are some similarities between caring for dentures and caring for natural teeth, denture wearers must take a few extra steps:

  • Always take your dentures out before going to bed to avoid damaging them and allow your gums to relax.
  • To keep your dentures from drying out, you can conveniently soak them in warm water.
  • Brush your dentures regularly. Plaque can still build up on the surface of dentures.
  • Clean your gums and natural teeth with a soft, wet toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste while your dentures are out of your mouth.

Don’t be hesitant to call your dentist if you notice a crack or chip in your new teeth, or if you notice something isn’t quite right with the fit of your new appliance. You may need to have your dentures refitted or repaired if they don’t feel right or fit properly.  This procedure is called a “reline.”

If you’re interested in restoring your smile, give us a call.   Contact Love My Smile Center online or call us at (833) 900-1050 to receive the best dentures of your life.  You can email us at, and one of our skilled staff members will assist with any questions you may have. You can also schedule a complimentary consultation or follow-up appointment. Get started today and let us create a smile of a lifetime!