Many dental appliances look (and feel) a bit like some kind of torture device, with ugly, unnatural looking wires and metal. However, those types of appliances are in the past. Dentistry has come a long way, and if you need partial dentures, there is a comfortable, natural looking option available to you – no-wire partial dentures.
What are partial dentures for?
Partial dentures are used for patients who are missing one or more teeth. It is important to replace missing teeth, in order to support bone and soft tissue in the mouth and jaw. Replacing missing teeth also keeps the other teeth in your mouth from shifting and causing more problems. Besides the oral health benefits, replacing missing teeth gives you a complete, beautiful smile and the confidence to show that smile off.
Partial dentures are a great solution when the other teeth in your mouth are healthy and you don’t need a complete set of dentures, but you do need to replace some teeth.
What are the benefits of a no-wire partial?
Older types of partial dentures were made with wires that would help the denture stay in place. This could be uncomfortable, and often the wires wouldn’t keep the dentures in place, anyway.
Partial dentures use nylon “clasps” to hold dentures in place. This nylon material is also durable, light weight, comfortable, and looks very natural.
Taking care of your partial dentures
When you first get your dentures, you should avoid hard and sticky foods and start with soft foods. It may take some time to get used to your dentures, but most patients find that soon enough they don’t even notice they are wearing them. You may find that your no-wire partial dentures are so comfortable that you can even sleep in them. However, this isn’t recommended. Dentures should be removed at night and cleaned, a process that is really no more hassle than brushing teeth.
No-wire partial dentures are comfortable, easy to take care of, and look so natural no one will even realize you have them. If you need help for missing teeth, call Soft Touch Dentistry. Contact them at the Brighton office at (617) 782-9250 or the Newton office at (617) 332-8146.