Removable partial dentures, better known as RPDs, are an affordable and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. A customized set of teeth is crafted to fit between the remaining natural teeth to replace any gaps and improve the overall appearance of your smile.
For patients missing multiple teeth, full or partial dentures may be recommended for optimal results. Some patients prefer the affordability and durable nature of a removable appliance, while others may prefer the permanent nature of a fixed dental implant. Your dentist will work with you to determine which option is best for you based on your individual needs and preferences.
An RPD replaces missing teeth with prosthetic teeth that attach to the gums using metal clasps. The framework of the denture, which includes the artificial teeth and the metal base that holds the teeth in place, is customized to fit your mouth perfectly. As your gums heal around your new denture, the fit becomes even more accurate and comfortable. Many patients report that their new dentures feel much more natural when compared to traditional alternatives.
To care for your RPD, brush your false teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. This prevents plaque buildup and keeps your gums healthy. When you remove and rinse your denture, clean it with a non-abrasive cleanser or a mild soap to remove bacteria, food particles, and debris from the appliance. Avoid soaking or scrubbing your denture, as this can deteriorate the metal base and damage the prosthetic teeth. Instead, rinse it thoroughly after every meal. This helps to prevent stains from forming on the acrylic plastic. Never use hot water to clean your denture, as it can cause the plastic to warp and the denture to lose its structure.
At the end of the appointment, the dentist will provide thorough instructions for at-home care and oral care during the healing process. You will learn how to properly insert and adjust the RPD and how to keep it clean and sanitized. Good oral hygiene habits are essential to maintaining a happy and healthy mouth.
Removable partial dentures are an affordable and effective alternative to full dentures. They are comprised of artificial teeth set into a gum-colored base that attaches to your natural teeth using metal clasps. You can remove and clean them as needed, storing them in water or a denture-cleaning solution when not in use. Compared to traditional full dentures, RPDs offer a number of benefits that make them a popular choice for patients in need of teeth replacement.
When compared to traditional full dentures, removable partial dentures offer a more comfortable fit because they are created to fit your mouth precisely. In addition, they offer better chewing abilities, allowing you to enjoy more of your favorite foods. They also do not cover the roof of your mouth or restrict you from closing your mouth, making them a convenient option when participating in social activities.
If you take proper care of your RPDs and regularly clean them, they can last for several years before needing to be replaced. This makes them a cost-effective choice compared to other cosmetic dentistry treatments. Additionally, they do not require any surgery, so they are generally less invasive than traditional implants. Talk to your dentist today to see if a removable partial denture is right for you!
Please reach out to our dental practice in Mission Viejo, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Lee, or call us at (949) 380-0315. We'll guide you further.
26302 La Paz Rd Suite 210, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Monday : 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday : 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday : 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday : 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday : Closed
Saturday : Closed
Sunday : Closed