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Partial Dentures

A partial denture is made up of one or more acrylic teeth to replace missing natural teeth.

Young woman smiling in dentist's chair

Gum-coloured acrylic is used to attach these teeth to a metal framework, which is held in the mouth either by friction, metal clasps or precision attachments.

Adapting to Your Partial Dentures

  • Practice speaking by reading out loud until your tongue adjusts to the denture
  • Remove your partial denture after each meal to ensure that the supporting teeth and gums are kept clean
  • Eat soft foods at first to allow the gums supporting the partial denture time to adapt to function
  • Clean your dentures with a regular toothbrush or denture brush every day
  • Store your denture in water when not wearing it