Most Asked Questions About Partial Dentures


At our Calgary denture clinic, we offer our patients high-quality partial dentures - removable denture appliances for those who need to replace just a few missing teeth.

Because partial dentures are such a huge investment in your oral health, it’s crucial to understand everything about them so that you are able to care for them properly, protect your remaining teeth and ensure the longevity of this tooth loss solution.

Partial Denture FAQs

From daily maintenance to denture repairs, understanding everything that is involved in having partial dentures will ensure that they fit better and last longer.


  1. Am I a candidate for partial dentures?

Partial dentures are for patients who have one or more missing teeth due to injury, disease or age and want to improve their smile. The friendly, knowledgeable team at our Calgary denture clinic can help discuss your options for replacement teeth, taking into account the dental health of your remaining teeth and overall oral health goals.

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  1. How long will it take for me to adjust to my new partial denture?

Most people adjust to their new dentures in about a week. With a new denture, you may initially notice some minor difference in speech, but your tongue, lips and cheeks will quickly and naturally adapt to the new shape of your mouth.

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  1. How will a partial denture affect my appearance?

A new, properly fitted partial denture will help you look better by providing the support your lips need and by giving your face and smile a more natural appearance. A tell-tale sign that it’s time to replace your dentures is when you notice sagging facial muscles, excessive wrinkling and protruding lower jaw.

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  1. How will partial dentures affect my eating?

Most patients are under the wrong impression that a partial denture will limit your ability to eat the foods you enjoy. On the contrary, quality dentures enhance your chewing ability, helping your body obtain the nutrition that it needs.

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  1. How will partial dentures affect my speech?

First-time denture wearers may initially notice some minor differences in speech. However, most find that they adapt and speech becomes natural very quickly.

Ill-fitting dentures may slip, causing clicking sounds or slightly slurred speech. If you are having trouble speaking with your dentures, book an appointment at your denture clinic. Your denturist should be able to adjust the fit by repairing or adjusting the denture.

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  1. Should I remove my partial dentures at night?

Your denturist will provide specific instructions about how long dentures should be kept in place. If you are a first-time denture wearer, you may be advised to wear them most of the time, including while you sleep, to promote healing.

After the initial adjustment period, you may be instructed to remove the partial denture when sleeping. This allows the gum tissue to rest and promotes oral health.

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  1. Is it natural to have sore spots on my gum?

No. Sore spots are an indication that your denture does not fit property and is rubbing on your gum tissue. Your denturist will need to assess what is causing the irritation.

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  1. How long do partial dentures last?

With normal wear and tear, most partial dentures should last for 7-10 years. Replacement is recommended after that time due to the wearing down of the acrylic and tooth materials.

Also, as you age, the bone and tissue in your mouth change so your denture won’t fit you as well as it should. Remember: when a denture doesn’t sit properly, serious oral and health problems can result.

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  1. Can I repair my dentures myself?

NEVER attempt to repair your dentures at home. You could easily damage them and negatively affect how they fit you. At Future Smiles, we offer 3-6 months of FREE ADJUSTMENTS depending on the type of denture you choose.

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  1. Will people know I am wearing dentures?

At our Calgary denture clinic, we create custom-crafted partial dentures to ensure a natural, lifelike appearance. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible fit to avoid any slipping, clicking or slurred speech. The only thing people will notice is your beautiful white, natural-looking smile.

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Learn More

To learn more about our partial denture services, contact our Calgary denture clinic today at 403-475-0016.

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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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