About Full & Partial Dentures
Full dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. They are made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal and are designed to fit snugly over the gums. They are held in place by suction, implants or the help of a denture adhesive.
Partial dentures, on the other hand, are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are designed to fit in with the remaining natural teeth and are held in place by clasps or precision attachments. Partial dentures can be made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal.
The process of getting full or partial dentures typically involves several appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dentures last?
The lifespan of dentures can vary depending on the quality of the materials used and the patient’s oral hygiene. On average, full dentures can last between 5 and 8 years and partial dentures can last between 3 and 5 years.
Patients may require a reline or new set after several years to maintain an adequate fit.
Are dentures uncomfortable?
Dentures may feel uncomfortable or loose at first, but this is normal. The denture will be adjusted to fit your gums properly and you will soon become accustomed to wearing them.
Can I eat with dentures?
Yes, dentures allow you to chew and eat your food, but it is recommended to start with soft foods and gradually work your way up to harder foods.
Can I sleep with dentures?
It is recommended to remove dentures when going to sleep, this will allow your gums to rest and will prevent the dentures from getting damaged.
Are dentures covered by insurance?
Many insurance plans cover dentures, but the coverage can vary depending on the specific plan. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to see what is covered.
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In conclusion, full and partial dentures are prosthetic devices that are used to replace missing teeth. At New Day Dental in Macclenny, FL, we provide both full and partial dentures to help our patients restore their smiles and their ability to chew and speak properly. The process of getting dentures typically involves several appointments, and the lifespan can vary depending on the quality of the materials used and the patient’s oral hygiene. We also take into consideration insurance coverage. Our goal is to help our patients to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.