How to prepare for your new partial dentures?
Partial dentures are removable prosthetic dental devices that can be a great solution when you are missing one or more teeth. There are various types of removable and permanent partial dentures that you can choose from. Before getting new dentures prepare yourself in advance by researching about the denture information, your prosthetist and denture team to ensure best results. Here are some ways on how to prepare yourself for new partial dentures:
- Positive attitude
Have a positive approach when getting new dentures as it is a major change and can create nervousness and anxiety. Understand more about what wearing dentures entail by asking other dentures you know.
- Plan ahead
Be as healthy as you can and take proper care of your oral hygiene beforehand. Plan ahead a new diet that will be easy on healing gums. It can take some time to adjust to your new dentures because you will have to learn new ways of chewing and eating. Planning ahead will give you control over your healing process and recovery.
The cost for partial dentures varies depending on the type, material and location. There are various advantages of partial dentures, and they will be worth it for a long run. Prepare yourself financially and by consulting a dentist on which one is best for you regarding your dental condition and your budget. Do research on means of paying.
- Prepare your mental health
Getting a new denture is a major change in your life which can affect your mental as well as emotional health. Be patient as the healing process takes time and learn about your recovering post extraction. Follow the before and after tooth extraction and fitting guidelines given by the dental professionals. You’ll have to take your time to become accustomed to your new dentures because a denture is not the same as natural teeth.
How to fix loose partial dentures?
Partial dentures may get loose overtime due to various reasons such as bone resorption (shrinkage of gums) and daily wear and tear. To prevent the regular wear and tear you will need to take good care of your dentures by taking them out before going to bed and by not biting or chewing down on hard foods. If your dentures have started to feel uncomfortable and loose you will need to schedule an appointment with your dentist to get them fixed so that it fits perfectly in your mouth. There are different ways to fix loose partial dentures:
- Denture adhesive: One of the simplest ways to fix your loose denture is to use a stronger adhesive. Although your dentures are made specifically to fit perfectly in your mouth without the use of adhesives. However, denture adhesives help to hold your denture in place and will stop any movement between the denture and the gum.
- Soft relining: Soft relining is a quick in-office process which helps to re-mold the inner lining of removable partial dentures. Soft relining procedure is done by cleaning the dentures then adding the polymer to the try which will then be replaced in the mouth to take shape offering a more secure fit.
- Hard relining: Unlike soft relining in this type of relining, a newly molded denture is sent out to a lab where a hard denture plastic will be used to permanently reshape the tray. Hard lining procedures can be more expensive and time-consuming but will offer more durable fit.
- Dental implants: Your dentist may recommend you implant supported dentures if you have the bone health that can fully support implant rods. In this procedure implant posts will be installed into your jaw giving your dentures an anchor. Even though the overall process is invasive and expensive, it is one of the best ways to reduce denture adjustment.