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Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are an excellent option for any patient looking to restore their smile! If a patient needs to have several or all teeth restored, dentures can provide them with a natural-looking and affordable restorative dental treatment. Rather than getting one dental implant or false tooth, patients can have a whole new set of teeth that provide them with the look and functionality of a natural smile. Dentures provide patients with a brand new smile that they can easily remove for convenience. If you have experienced tooth loss due to decay, blunt-force trauma, or even due to aging, dentures may be beneficial for you.
We currently offer three types of dentures:
- Full Dentures
- Partial Dentures
- Implant-Supported Dentures
Dentures that replace a full smile are considered complete dentures. Typically, dentures feature a flesh-colored acrylic base that covers the gums. This base allows the dentures to fit snugly into your mouth in a secure manner. The firmness of the dentures is important because this is what allows you to comfortably eat and speak with the dentures in place. Talk to your dentist about the fit of your dentures so that you can be sure that you are getting the right size for your facial structure. Complete sets of dentures will require you to remove any remaining teeth that may be damaged due to dental decay.
If a patient only requires the restoration of a few teeth rather than the whole set, they may be better suited to a partial denture. If you have some healthy teeth that do not require a tooth extraction, partial dentures may be right for you. Partial dentures can be attached to your teeth through a few different methods. Some partial dentures are held in place by using latches attached to the adjacent natural tooth. You may also have the option to utilize dental crowns to hold your partial dentures in place. It is common to utilize dental crowns to hold partial dentures in place because it tends to be more secure, though this may not be right for all smiles. Talk to your dentist to find out if partial dentures would be right for your smile!
Implant-supported dentures can bring back normal function and a confident smile for people who are missing many or all of their natural teeth. This option may be best to hold your dentures in place, especially if you require jawbone health maintenance. Sometimes our jaw will begin to recede if there is nothing there for it to support. Dental implants can fuse to your jawbone overtime making your foundation strong and secure. Lower dentures can be held in place by using two dental implants on either end. The small attachments used to connect the denture to the implants is discreet enough that you won’t be able to see it when you eat or speak. This provides you with a strong bite.
Some people who choose dentures worry that they will only ever be able to eat soft foods. If that is a concern for you, it may be worth considering implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures really do offer patients a new level of strength and security when it comes to their smile. Talk to our team about the benefits of implant-supported dentures.
Living With Dentures
Dentures need to be cleaned daily to protect your oral health and to prevent bacteria from building up on the surface of the dentures. Many patients clean their dentures overnight in a gentle soak solution. It is important to still brush your tongue, gums, and palate when you remove your dentures.
Dentures should be rinsed off after eating to avoid the buildup of food debris. Always be sure to handle your dentures with care to avoid any damage. After you remove your dentures to clean them, do not skip your oral hygiene routine! It’s still important to scrub your tongue and gums with a gentle soft-bristled toothbrush. If you choose to use a denture adhesive, be sure to remove it from your gums before going to bed. Dentures need to be brushed daily to remove food particles. Be sure to use a non-abrasive denture cleanser to clean your dentures without damaging the plastic surface. Denture cleaners are not safe for oral consumption, so be sure to not use them to clean your mouth at all.
If you’d like to learn more about dentures or other options to replace missing teeth call our Dedham, Massachusetts dental office today at (781) 329-4545. One of our friendly dental team members will always be ready to speak with you.
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