What to expect after you get partial dentures and how to adapt
Many patients expect immediate results after they get partial dentures from their Ottawa denture clinic. And while partials will certainly help you to speak, bite and chew like you did with your natural teeth, the healing time varies from patient to patient. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect after you get partials and how to adapt to your new teeth.
Are partial dentures right for you?
Partials are a terrific option if you’re missing some, but not all, of your teeth. Partials can help fill the gap left by missing teeth but offer a more stable solution than traditional, removable bridgework. And they can be used alongside dental implants for maximum stability and comfort.
Partials typically come in two varieties, cast metal and acrylic. Acrylic partials are usually considered temporary while cast metal partials are preferred for their strength, durability and superior fit.
How long does it take to get used to partials?
For most patients, it takes several weeks to feel comfortable. The length of time it’ll take you to adjust depends on a number of factors including:
· Your age—As you age, your body won’t be able to bounce back as quickly and you’ll need more time to adapt.
· Your dental history—Your past dental experiences, as well as the overall health and condition of your natural teeth, have a big impact on how well you adapt to dentures. If you’ve had partials before, you’ll have an easier time adjusting than a patient who is new to dentures.
· The size of the partial—A partial that is replacing two teeth will be smaller and easier to adapt to than a larger partial that is replacing more teeth.
· The location of the partial—Partials located at the back of the mouth, with no molars to provide support, will be less stable than partials filling a space between two natural teeth.
When to make adjustments
Never try to make adjustments to your partial dentures yourself. You may end up breaking your dentures or damaging the clasp. If you’ve been wearing your dentures for several weeks but are still feeling uncomfortable, visit our denture
clinic in Ottawa without delay. Our denturists are always happy to work with you to ensure you experience the most comfortable fit possible.
Visit Vranjes Denture Clinics in Ottawa today. Our team of friendly and professional dental health professionals are dedicated to taking care of all your denture needs. And our modern, clean and comfortable denture clinic is designed to make each visit a pleasant one. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to book an appointment for partial dentures today!