Removable Partial Dentures in Austin, TX
Removable partial dentures are one of the tooth replacement options available for people with one or more natural teeth remaining.
There are several different types and designs of partials. The comfort and stability of your removable dentures largely depends on the number of missing teeth and their position in the mouth.
Getting a new partial is a simple and painless process. There is usually no drilling of your teeth involved. Our dentist will examine your mouth to determine your specific dental needs in order to provide you with a comfortable tooth replacement.
On your first visit:
The dentist will perform a thorough oral examination and ask a few questions about your new partial to ensure that it’s design is comfortable and matches your tooth color. Preliminary impressions will be taken and sent to the laboratory to help in creating your custom treatment plan.
On the second appointment:
During your second visit, the dentist will review your treatment options for teeth replacement. If you’re a good candidate for partials, he will take the final impressions, which will then be sent to the laboratory where your new custom partial will be fabricated. In some cases, the steps involved in the first and second appointments can be done simultaneously to reduce your dental visits.
On the third appointment:
Our dentist will evaluate your partial for teeth position and comfort. He will use a wax try-in of your custom partial denture to ensure that the new teeth are correctly positioned. The wax-in is then sent to a lab for final processing, after which it is carefully placed.
Caring for your Partial Denture
At your final appointment, our dentist will explain how to care for your new teeth. Please follow the doctor’s directions carefully to keep your fresh partial performing and looking well.
Living With Partials
At first, your fresh partial dentures may come around as bulky and awkward in your mouth. You may also have trouble taking them out and putting them back in. But in time, you will become accustomed to living with them.
Generally, you’re not supposed to wear your partials 24.7. We will discuss with you how to clean your partial denture and store it before bedtime. If you have trouble putting it back on in the morning, you may be tempted to bite them down forcefully into place. This should be avoided as you could displace or warp the clasps or even damage your teeth.
If you have trouble with your new partials, please schedule an appointment at My Dentist in Austin. We will discuss your concerns while checking your gums for sore or pressure points, and adjust the device for a comfortable fit.
Contact My Dentist in Austin Today
Caring for your partial dentures needs special attention as using your normal toothbrush and paste could scratch its surface. Please follow the directions given by the dentist for caring for your dentures, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any problems.