Partial Dentures

Herman Castaneda, D.D. -  - Denturist

Premier Denture Center

Herman Castaneda, D.D.

Denturist located in Mill Creek, Lynnwood, and Everett WA

Whenever possible, preserving healthy teeth is the best treatment option. But if you need a tooth replaced, Herman Castaneda at Premier Denture Center located in Mill Creek, Lynnwood, and Everett Washington can help fill your smile by creating partial dentures that match your natural teeth, giving you a great smile without the need for a full set of dentures. In fact, most people won’t even know that you’re wearing partial dentures. To find out if partial dentures are a good fit for your needs, schedule a consultation with Herman Castaneda today. You can always call the office to check for availability or schedule an appointment using the online tool.

Partial Dentures Q & A

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures are a lasting tooth replacement option that allows you to retain as many of your natural teeth as possible. Saving your natural teeth is always the preferred approach, as they are anchored into your bone tissue and provide important stimulation that prevents bone loss.

When it comes to partial dentures, you have several options. They include:

Acrylic partials

While acrylic partials are an affordable option and stick better to the base of the dentures, they won’t last as long as other options. They can also change shape over time and may need to be re-fitted. Finally, they also don’t fit as well into your smile as well as partials made of chrome or titanium.

Metal framework partials

These types of partial dentures use small, customized “wings” that wrap around your natural teeth to anchor the partials into place. They can also be expanded to include additional teeth at a later date, if necessary.  

Flexible partials

These dentures are aesthetically appealing, as they use no metal. They are held in place using a special gum-colored material that clasps around your natural teeth. They’re also incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Is it possible to eat normally with partial dentures?

Your custom dentures allow you to eat normally, but you may experience an adjustment period while you get used to wearing them. It takes time to learn how to use your dentures correctly, and some types of food require a little more effort than others.

Within a relatively short period, you’ll be eating your favorite foods with no problem. If you’ve lived with severe dental issues for some time, your new dentures may allow you to enjoy foods you’ve lived without for many years.

Can I sleep with my dentures in place?

It is possible to sleep with your dentures in, but you should only do so when necessary. Taking your dentures out over night gives your gum and bone tissue time off from the pressure your dentures place on them throughout the day.

It’s also important to maintain good oral hygiene. Take time to remove your dentures and clean them thoroughly each day, and be sure also to clean your gums.