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Get that confident smile back with a natural looking partial denture customized just for you. Dental partials can also help you speak and eat more naturally by replacing the void left by missing teeth.

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What are Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are one of the most common and popular treatment options available to help alleviate the anxiety and discomfort caused by missing teeth. If you still have some remaining teeth, a dental partial could be the best way to restore the appearance and function of your smile. At Carolina Oaks Dental Care, we offer high quality, custom partial dentures in Anderson, SC. Our experienced team will work with you to quickly, comfortably and effectively get your oral health back on track.

When are Partial Dentures Appropriate?

When most people think of dentures, they picture “complete” dentures, or dentures which have been created to replace all teeth in the patient’s mouth. However, for patients who still have some remaining teeth, this is simply not a feasible option, leaving them feeling distraught and anxious about the state of their teeth and smile.

In these circumstances, partial dentures are often the best choice to help restore a patient’s self-confidence and can reduce issues relating to biting, chewing, and speech that are often associated with dentures.

How Can Partial Dentures Help Patients?

Partial dentures have a variety of positive benefits, which include:

  • Restoring the natural appearance and feel of a patient’s smile
  • Restoring the natural shape of the jaw
  • Aiding biting, chewing, and digestion
  • Enhancing and clarifying speech

Are Partial Dentures Comfortable?

Initially, like all changes to the mouth and teeth, a partial denture will take some getting used to. During the first few weeks of use, it is not uncommon for patients to experience issues such as slight difficulty with eating or talking, and you may experience additional saliva production during this period.

However, after a few weeks of regular use, the muscles in your jaw, cheeks, as well as your tongue, will begin to feel accustomed to the presence of the partial denture, and any issues should dissipate over time.

If you continue to experience issues with your partial dentures after several weeks of regular use, make sure to contact your experienced dentists in Anderson, SC for a follow-up appointment. Your dentures may need to be re-adjusted to ensure optimal long-term comfort.

Care Tips for Your New Partial Dentures

A few things to keep in mind when you begin wearing partial dentures are:

  • Don’t chew gum while wearing your partial denture
  • Avoid very hot or cold foods which may make the denture feel uncomfortable
  • Chew slowly and make sure to chew with both sides of your mouth
  • Do not eat sticky or gummy foods such as caramels or candies while wearing your partial dentures

Make sure to ask your Anderson, SC dental care professionals for more information about getting used to your partial dentures, and which types of food and drink to avoid as you adjust to your new dental device.