Partial Dentures Newton & Brighton, MA
Unlike traditional partials, Dr. Bidabadi creates partials without metal or wires offering a more beautiful and natural appearance to your smile.
Why Should I Choose Partial Dentures?
If you are missing several teeth, to the extent that a dental bridge is not sufficient, a partial 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 partials improve upon old designs in that they will not damage your existing teeth or healthy gums.
How Are No-Wire Partials Different?
Traditionally, partial dentures 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 partials stay in place.
No-wire partials are removable and are made of flexible material that is durable and are 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 partials, 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 partials are very stable and don’t use your natural teeth to latch on to. And unlike partials 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, partials require care and maintenance.
When wearing partials, 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 appropriate knowledge and expertise about the procedure. If you feel the partial is loosening, bring them to your dentist and let the expert do the job.
You should not take a partial 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. Partials 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 partials and dentures to help ensure a comfortable, and precise fit. With regular checkups, repairs and adjustments, you’ll discover how partials and dentures can enhance your appearance and improve the quality of your life.