Unlike traditional partial dentures, Dr. Bidabadi creates partials without metal or wires, offering a more beautiful and natural appearance to your smile.
Why Should I Choose No Wire Partials?
If you are missing several teeth, to the extent that a dental bridge is not sufficient, partial dentures may be the right treatment option for you. Partials are removable.
No-wire partials are lightweight, made without metal and are virtually unnoticeable. No-wire partial dentures improve upon old designs in that they will not damage your existing teeth or healthy gums.
How Are No-Wire Partial Dentures Different?
Traditionally, partials use bent wires that look like paper clips that help the partials latch onto the adjacent teeth in order to hold in place. This can sometimes lead to discomfort, and patients often require the use of creams and powders to help their partial dentures stay in place.
No-wire partial dentures are removable and are made of flexible material that is durable and hard to break. Recent advancement in dental technology uses nylon to replace the usual metal and pink acrylic that is used for dentures. When used for partial dentures, nylon resembles the pink color of the gums and can still be durable even if a thin portion is used for both the base and the clasps. These clasps curl comfortably to the necks of the teeth making them look invisible.
These types of partial dentures are very stable and don’t use your natural teeth to latch on to. Unlike partial dentures with metal clasps, the structure and fit does not change over time.
How Do I Take Care Of My Partial Dentures?
Like any other dental device, partial dentures require care and maintenance.
When wearing partial dentures, you are advised not to position them into the mouth by using your bite. Use your hands when doing so. The jaw can be really strong and the pressure of a bite could greatly affect the framework of a partial when it is not in its exact position. It could be bent or broken and could even injure your gums or tongue in the process.
Do not tighten the partial’s clasps on your own. It is not advisable to do so without the appropriate knowledge and expertise about the procedure. If you feel the partial dentures are loosening, bring them to your dentist and let an expert do the job.
You should not take your partials out of your mouth for more than a few weeks or a month. If you don’t wear your partial for too long, your remaining teeth may gradually shift to a different position. Partial dentures are placed and clasped on your remaining teeth precisely so that they resemble the natural contour of your teeth. Even the slightest disturbance in the alignment could cause complications.
Dr. Bidabadi personalizes your partial dentures to help ensure a comfortable and precise fit. With regular checkups, repairs and adjustments, you’ll discover how partial dentures can enhance your appearance and improve the quality of your life.