Denture Solutions: Partial Dentures For Teens

Denture Solutions: Partial Dentures For Teens

While tooth loss is something that many young people may not consider, some teens need a solution to address one or more missing teeth. Tooth loss in teenagers can occur from sports accidents, vehicle accidents, gum disease, tooth disease, medical conditions that expose the teeth to stomach acid, other diseases or medications, or adult teeth that never grew in (hypodontia). Whatever the reason and the number of teeth lost, partial dentures can be created to fill in these spaces with teeth that perfectly match your teenager’s natural ones so that no one will even notice that their teeth are not all real. Partial dentures can help teenagers regain their smile with natural-looking teeth.

The Benefits Of Partial Dentures For Teens

What Are Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are dentures designed for people who have lost some, but not all, of their natural teeth. Partial dentures use small clips that attach to the remaining natural teeth to keep the dentures in place and create a comfortable, natural-looking smile. The clips are made so that they are minimally visible. These affordable dentures fill in any gaps where teeth used to be to ensure remaining teeth don’t move into the gaps. There are two main types of partial dentures: traditional partial dentures and flexible partial dentures.

  • Traditional partial dentures: These dentures are the most affordable of the denture options. They use metal clips to keep the dentures in place and are easy to remove and clean.
  • Flexible partial dentures: These dentures are completely metal free, require minimal preparation, and are durable and comfortable.

Why Partial Dentures Are Good For Teens

Unlike other dental solutions such as dental bridges, partial dentures are removable and not permanent. This allows for easier cleaning and maintenance compared to other dental solutions as well as the option to change or update in the future. For younger teens, this is beneficial if their teeth or jaw are still growing and they need the option of adaptability. Partial dentures are also a more affordable option than other dental solutions and they are less invasive than dental implants, which require surgery. Partial dentures are a good way to ensure that the natural teeth all stay in the correct position, as the teeth will naturally shift into any available gaps and cause malocclusion, which can lead to a misaligned bite that causes discomfort. By having a smile full of natural-looking teeth, partial dentures can also help teenagers feel confident.

How To Prolong The Life Of Partial Dentures

Taking care of partial dentures will ensure a greater lifespan for the dentures as well as proper oral health. Your teen will need to make sure to stick to a cleaning routine for the partial dentures. This includes taking the dentures out at night and keeping them soaked in water while they’re not worn, brushing the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleanser, and brushing and flossing their remaining natural teeth and gums. If your child is not great at following a routine, stress the importance of oral health and have your denturist explain to them why these habits are so important.

Get Partial Dentures For Your Teen In Calgary

If your child is missing some of their natural teeth and is looking for a natural-looking, removable solution, get partial dentures from Future Smiles Denture Clinic. At our Calgary denture clinic, our team focuses on providing clients with personalized denture solutions that maximize comfort, function, and aesthetics. We will explain to your teenager proper denture care and the steps they need to take to ensure good oral health. Contact our Calgary denturist at one of our locations, either at SW Calgary Denture clinic on Macleod or NE Calgary in Coral Springs. You can also call Future Smiles Denture Clinic at 1-403-475-0016 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: None of my friends have dentures and I don’t have anyone to talk to about it. Where do I start?
A: If you’ve never had dentures before, come for a free consultation and our denturist can determine which denture options are right for you. Our staff will show you the differences between types of dentures, such as partial dentures and flexible dentures, and explain everything you need to know, from which dentures to choose, how long they will take, and what financing options you have. You’re encouraged to ask any questions you may have and by the end of the free consultation, you should feel comfortable in your denture knowledge.

Q: How long will it take to adjust to my new dentures?
A: This can vary depending on the individual. Some clients find after 30-40 days that they are incorporating a variety of foods and speaking with ease. Some clients find that it takes longer, maybe 2-3 months of practice to feel comfortable with their new dentures. Following the guidelines to an easy adjustment period, which will be given to you at your Calgary Denture Clinic, will ensure a smoother transition period.

Q: What do we do if my teenager breaks their partial dentures?
A: At Future Smiles, we want all of our patients to experience the peace of mind that comes with quality, comfortable dentures. When you opt for traditional partial dentures, we offer 1 year FREE adjustments & repairs to keep your smile healthy & beautiful!

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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