A partial denture is one or more replacement teeth supported by a metal frame. It is removable, and usually held in place in the mouth by metal clasps. What to Expect Before making the partial denture, any existing dental work that needs to be done to prepare will be completed. Multiple impressions and bite registrations are required to construct a partial denture. Once the partial denture is made, it will be inserted and adjusted so that it is comfortable, looks natural, and functions properly. Your partial denture will then be checked and adjusted if needed at your regular checkups. The entire process should be pain-free, and no anesthetic usually needs to be used. Read more.
Looking After your Dentures You need to care for complete and partial dentures as carefully as you would look after natural teeth. Clean them every day. Plaque and tartar can build up on false teeth, just like they do on natural teeth. Take them out every night. Brush your teeth and gums carefully, using a soft toothbrush. Be sure to clean and massage your gums. If your toothbrush hurts you, run it under warm water to make it softer OR try using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth. Soak them overnight. They can be soaked in a special cleaner for false teeth (denture cleanser), in warm water or in a mix of warm water and vinegar (half and half). If your denture has metal clasps, use warm water only for soaking. Soaking will loosen plaque and tartar. They will then come off more easily when you brush.
Denture Care Four Main Types of Dentures 1. A fixed bridge (or fixed partial denture). One or more false teeth are held between healthy teeth on both sides. You cannot take this kind of bridge out by yourself. 2. A partial denture (or removable partial denture). One or more false teeth are held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby healthy teeth. You can take the false teeth out yourself, for cleaning and at night. 3. Complete dentures. If you lose your teeth, these dentures can replace all your natural teeth.