When it comes to partial dentures, you have two options available to you: cast partial dentures and flexible partial dentures. Understanding the differences between these two prosthetic options can be crucial to finding the perfect solution for your smile. In this guide, we’ll examine each option so you can make an informed decision about which kind of prosthetic is right for you.
When Can I Use A Full Denture?
A Full denture is typically made after all of your teeth are extracted, although there is a procedure called Immediate Loading where some dentists will begin wearing a full denture as soon as you have your teeth extracted. If you need to wear a full denture, ask your dentist for advice on how long you should wait before getting one. Typically, it’s recommended that you wait until after significant healing has taken place and any swelling has decreased. In many cases, waiting six months or more is ideal; however, in some situations (such as an extreme emergency) a full denture may be needed sooner than usual.
What Is The Difference Between Cast Partial Dentures And Flexible Partials?
There are two types of partial dentures that we offer at Smile Select Dental Center: Cast partial dentures and implant supported dentures. Each option is made with a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth with clasps, giving you a more stable foundation for your new smile. Both types of denture options attach to existing teeth, but they are designed differently and function in different ways. At Smile Select Dental Center, Dr. Shah will help you decide which option is right for your lifestyle and budget – our experienced dentist will evaluate your needs and recommend an appropriate course of treatment based on his years of experience working with patients who have similar needs as you do.
How Do I Choose Between A Cast Partial Denture And A Flexible Partial Denture?
Many factors will go into your decision of which type of partial denture is right for you. Some people prefer dentures with implants because they feel it’s a more secure way to hold their dentures in place. However, implant-supported dentures aren’t appropriate for all patients, so if you don’t qualify for implants or simply don’t want them, flexible partials may be a good option. Otherwise, there isn’t much difference between cast and flex partials – they both have benefits and drawbacks so talk with your dentist about which one may work best for you. Flexible Partial Denture vs Cast Partial Denture: The biggest differences between these two types of dentures lie in how they’re made.
Cast partial dentures are created by pouring hot plastic around a mold of your teeth while flexible partials use acrylic resin as a base to give them form and shape. With cast partial dentures, you can expect stronger retention due to how tightly everything fits together. They also tend to look very natural as well, but because casts need to harden first before fitting them on teeth, they can take longer than other options like resin-bonded dentures.
How Long Does It Take To Get Used To A New Set Of Teeth?
If you’ve just had dental implants put in, chances are it will take time for you to get used to them. With traditional dentures, it takes an average of six months for your mouth and brain to adjust. But with implant-supported denture prostheses, it generally takes four months for your body and mouth to begin processing these new teeth as normal. Once you hit that mark—which may be sooner or later than four months—you can expect full comfort with eating foods that were previously painful or difficult because of your missing teeth. After that initial adjustment period, though, people tell us they’re very satisfied with their decision. So don’t let fears get in your way; go forth into partial denture freedom! We promise: It’s worth a try!
When Will I Be Able To Eat Whatever I Want?
There is a sense of relief that comes with removable dentures, as you no longer have to worry about what foods are too hard or sticky and would damage your natural teeth. This can lead some patients to be less cautious when it comes time for dinner. Be aware, however, that any food you consume will also be ingested by your partial denture. If you don’t want to be chewing on corn kernels all night, pick softer foods and take care not to bite down too forcefully with these prosthetics in place.
Additionally, remember that your mouth isn’t used to having such foreign objects in it and may need some time to adjust. It may take several weeks before you feel comfortable eating while wearing them—and even then, they might not feel exactly right at first. That being said, most people get used to their partial dentures after only a few days. Just make sure you communicate how they feel with your dentist during follow-up visits so they can keep an eye out for anything unusual (such as sore spots) and adjust accordingly if needed.