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Affordable Partial Dentures in St. Petersburg, FL

Partial dentures offer a great solution when you’re missing some but not all of your teeth. When it comes to partial dentures in St. Petersburg, FL, Modern Day Smiles offers affordable dentures that custom fit to your happiness.

Simplifying The Denture Process

There are many types of partial dentures we will seek to explain, along with the care process required when it comes to cleaning dentures which many new patients must watch out for. Full conventional dentures are also offered at our dental clinic for patients whose all-natural teeth have been removed.

What are Partial Dentures?

Removable partial dentures can be great for patients in need of a few replacement teeth that may have been lost due to injury, tooth decay, or gum disease. Partial dentures are similar to full dentures with their ability to replace missing teeth. However, unlike full dentures, a partial denture is used to replace a missing tooth or a couple of teeth as opposed to the whole row of teeth. These dentures (similar to full dentures) are referred to as removable dentures due to the fact they can be easily taken out when needed.

What Types of Partials are there?

At Modern Day Smiles, we offer two types of partial dentures to patients.

  1. Fixed Dentures – These are also known as dental implant bridges and attach directly to the jaw with dental crowns or under the gum tissue with dental implants.
  2. Removable Dentures – These are also known as removable dental bridges and are designed to fill a gap between two natural teeth with replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base to which is held in place by a metal framework and designed to be removed for daily cleaning.

Both types of partials offer multiple different benefits, in addition to maintaining the shape of your face and making it easier to speak and chew, a partial can reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease, prevent your remaining teeth from shifting around and ease the pressure exerted on your jaw.

What are Partial Dentures made of?

Partial dentures can be made from a variety of different materials, ranging from acrylic to nylon or metal. The material used is ultimately dependent on the patient during a discussion with their dentist. The cost of a partial denture at our dental clinic will largely depend on the material in use. Alternative restorative solutions such as dental implants and bridges may be preferable to some patients and our dentists in St. Petersburg, FL are happy to discuss the options with you and help you make the right decision.

When do I need Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are mostly needed by patients for a few reasons which are important to become familiar with. Our dentists are ever ready to help with addressing any concerns around these problems:

  1. Patients who only have a few teeth remaining in the mouth
  2. Patients with enough teeth but they are not strong enough or experience compromised bone support
  3. Patients who are unable to afford a fixed bridge
How Noticeable Are Partial Dentures?

Quite often people fear partial dentures will be extremely noticeable in their mouth to everyone around them and therefore will affect their confidence negatively. We can be sure in saying this is simply not the case due to the material used. The only instance whereby dentures may be noticeable is when they don’t fit well, however with the help of our state-of-the-art technology and expertise of the dentist’s issues like these are extremely rare.

How do I Care for My Partial Dentures?

Correctly caring and cleaning your partial dentures is a relatively simple, hassle-free process many seem to neglect. The steps are as follows:

  1. Carefully remove your dentures before beginning the cleaning process.
  2. Rinse your dentures under warm water (avoid water that’s too hot or boiling) after each meal you consume.
  3. Brush your dentures daily with a special denture brush, our friendly staff members are happy to tell you more once you’ve booked an appointment.
  4. Whilst brushing, use warm water, soap or a denture paste. Avoid using regular toothpaste as it’s too abrasive and can damage dentures.
  5. Soak the dentures in water with a denture solution. Avoid using alcohol-based solutions as it can discolor the acrylic.
  6. After soaking rinse them thoroughly under warm water.

Why Modern Day Smiles for Partial Dentures

We cater to various types of dental issues that can arise and take pride in our ability to offer affordable partial dentures that can often be completed the same day. To find out more about how we can help, please get in touch by calling us at (727) 322-0505 on filling the contact form.