You need to have a tooth removed and you’ve opted to get a partial denture in its place.
You’ve never had a false tooth before, so you’re a bit nervous. Would anyone notice that your new tooth isn’t real?
No One Will Notice Your Partial . . . While You’re Wearing It
Dentures and partial dentures are made to look as natural as possible. While you’re wearing your prosthesis, it will look just like any of your other natural teeth. A well-fitted one won’t fall out. Rather, it will give you a more secure bite, so no one will ever notice, even when you eat.
Removing and Cleaning Your Partial
You have to remove your partial at night to clean it properly. Soak it in water and never sleep with it in, since your mouth dries out at night. The dry environment fosters germ growth that can cause painful gum infections. If you end up with inflamed gingiva, you may not even be able to wear your partial during the day.
But what if you find yourself in a situation where you’re embarrassed to remove your partial denture for cleaning when others are around?
The best thing is to have a proper storage container handy right near your bedside. Most likely, others won’t notice if you take out your appliance right before you sleep and turn out the light.
Consider a Dental Implant Instead of a Partial
It could be very difficult to keep your partial denture a secret from everyone forever.
For the most secure and natural-looking tooth replacement, you might want to consider a dental implant. Talk with your dentist to find out which option is right for you.
Posted on behalf of:
Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD
1820 The Exchange SE #600
Atlanta, GA 30339
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