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5 Signs it's Time to Replace Your Partial Denture

December 20, 2018
Posted By: Anis Elkhechen, DMD
Dentures | Groves Dental Care

Removable partial dentures are natural looking but artificial teeth attached to an oral appliance. A custom-designed partial denture takes the place of missing teeth by filling in the gaps between existing or healthy teeth.

At Groves Dental Care, our quality partial dentures can last for a long time with proper upkeep and regular dental visits.

However, there comes a time when your partial denture needs replacing.

Let’s look at the signs that it’s time to replace your partial denture.

Excessive Slipping

Partial dentures should fit snuggly and comfortably for quite a while. However, bone shrinkage and other oral health changes mean partial dentures begin to slip or not fit as well as they did when you first put them in.

If you find yourself applying denture adhesive throughout the day or seeing your dentist for readjustments more often than you used to, it is time to consider a new partial denture.

Wear and Tear

Small fractures on your partial denture or severely warn areas may indicate pending breakage. It is better to change your partial denture rather than have it break at an inopportune moment.

Changes in Speech

Much like full dentures, when partial dentures don’t fit correctly, you may notice a prolonged “S” sound when you speak, almost like a whistle.

At Groves Dental Care, we understand that this can be embarrassing and unexpected.

Difficulty Chewing

If you suddenly have difficulty chewing your favorite foods, this is a good indicator that your jawbone has shrunk and your partial denture no longer fits.

Contact Us

We offer custom and quality partial dentures in our Loxahatchee, FL dental office. We also provide private consultation rooms where you can discuss your partial denture concerns. At Groves Dental Care, we hold no judgments. We merely want you to feel relaxed and at ease in our dental office.

Contact us today if you’re considering replacing or getting your very first partial denture in our Loxahatchee, FL dental office.

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