Partials and dentures are removable dental prosthetics that help replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Westbay Dental offers standard as well as implant-supported dentures or snap-on dentures.
Our experienced dentist near you will assess your candidacy for partials and dentures or implant-supported restorations to help you select the right replacement option for your needs.
Partials are removable appliances that can replace one or more teeth, while full dentures refer to a complete set of false teeth. Dr. Sorelle or Dr. Boe can also measure your oral cavity for a full denture to replace all the teeth in the upper and lower jaw. Full set dentures are held in place due to suction or by using a dental adhesive.
Partials are worn with the help of discreet clasps or wires that anchor it to adjacent natural teeth. Patients should consider removing partials and dentures at night before sleep and re-insert them in the morning. Doing this allows your gums and soft tissue to rest.
Our reliable dentist may extract one or two lingering teeth to make room for a full denture. Dentures from Westbay Dental are generally ready to be worn about 8-12 weeks after extraction when the gums have healed completely.
Partials and dentures near you should be cleaned properly after meals and every night before going to bed. These steps describe how you can clean a partial or full set denture:
Keep a soft towel handy in the sink as partials and dentures may break if they strike a hard surface.
Rinse the prosthetics under a gentle stream of warm water after every meal to remove food debris. Avoid very hot water as this can warp the partial and impact the fit.
Brush the denture using a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture paste. Regular toothpaste is not recommended as it may damage the acrylic.
In addition to partials and dentures, Dr. Sorelle or Dr. Boe provides crowns, bridges, and implants. Please contact our experienced dentist in Tampa, FL for conventional and implant-supported restorations.