Full dentures & partial dentures in Massachusetts and Connecticut
As we age, tooth loss becomes increasingly common. Whether due to poor oral hygiene or simply the natural aging process, missing teeth can cause a wide range of problems, from difficulty eating and speaking to a loss of confidence in one’s appearance. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a range of solutions to this problem, including full and partial dentures. At Gorgeous Smiles, Dental in Massachusetts and Connecticut, we specialize in providing high-quality, comfortable dentures to help you regain your smile and confidence.
What are Full Dentures?
Full dentures are a type of removable dental appliance used to replace all of a person’s missing teeth. They consist of a set of artificial teeth that are attached to a gum-colored acrylic base. The dentures are custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth and are held in place by suction or adhesive.
Full dentures can be either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are made after the remaining teeth have been removed and the gums have healed. On the other hand, immediate dentures are made in advance and placed in the patient’s mouth immediately after the teeth are removed. While immediate dentures offer the advantage of not going without teeth during the healing process, they may require more adjustments to ensure a proper fit.
What are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are a type of removable dental appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a metal or acrylic base, which is then attached to the patient’s remaining natural teeth using a metal clasp or a precision attachment. Depending on the patient’s needs and preferences, partial dentures can be either removable or fixed.
Partial dentures are removable partial dentures that use a metal clasp to attach to the patient’s remaining teeth. The hook, or clasp, is usually made of a flexible metal such as cobalt-chromium or titanium and is designed to fit snugly around the natural teeth to hold the denture in place.
Why Choose Gorgeous Smiles Dental for Full Dentures & Partial Dentures?
We understand that choosing the right dentures can be daunting. That’s why we offer a wide range of options to ensure that our patients find the best solution for their needs and budget. Our team of experienced dental professionals will work with you to determine the best course of treatment, whether that involves full dentures, partial dentures with a hook, or another solution such as dental implants.
We pride ourselves on using only the highest quality materials and the latest techniques to ensure our dentures are comfortable, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. We also offer a range of services to help our patients maintain their oral health and prolong the life of their dentures, including regular cleanings, adjustments, and repairs.
Implant-supported dentures are a type of removable dental appliance held in place by dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, which rely on suction or adhesive to stay in place, implant-supported dentures attach to a set of implants surgically placed in the patient’s jawbone.
Implant-supported dentures offer several advantages over traditional dentures. They are more stable and secure, so they won’t slip or move around while you’re eating or speaking. This can make them a more comfortable and convenient option for many patients. Implant-supported dentures also help to preserve the patient’s jawbone, which can deteriorate over time when teeth are missing.
There are two types of implant-supported dentures: bar-retained dentures and ball-retained dentures. Bar-retained dentures attach to a metal bar that is attached to the implants. The denture clips onto the bar and is held in place by small clips or other attachments. Ball-retained dentures, or stud-attachment dentures, use a ball-and-socket mechanism to attach the denture to the implants.
If you’re interested in implant-supported dentures, it’s important to consult with a dental professional to determine whether they are a good option for you. Factors such as your oral health, the condition of your jawbone, and your budget will all play a role in determining whether implant-supported dentures are the right choice for your needs. However, for many patients, implant-supported dentures offer a comfortable, convenient, and long-lasting solution to the problems caused by missing teeth.
All-on-4® Treatment Concept
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a revolutionary dental implant technique that provides a permanent solution for patients who are missing all of their teeth or are in danger of losing all of them. The technique involves using four dental implants to support a full arch of replacement teeth.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is designed to be more affordable and less invasive than traditional dental implant techniques. With traditional implants, patients may need to undergo multiple surgeries to place the necessary number of implants to support a full arch of teeth. However, with the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, only four implants are needed, saving patients time and money.
Another advantage of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept is that it allows for immediate placement of the replacement teeth. After the implants are placed, a temporary set of teeth can be attached immediately. This means that patients can leave the office with a full set of functional teeth rather than waiting several months for the implants to fuse with the jawbone.
Overall, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept is an innovative and effective solution for patients who are missing all of their teeth or at risk of losing all of them. If you want to learn more about this technique and whether it’s right for you, Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We have experience with the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.
Expectations for Getting Dentures: What You Need to Know
If you’re getting dentures, knowing what to expect is important. Here are some key things to keep in mind:
- Dental impressions: The first step in getting dentures is to have dental impressions taken of your mouth. We will involve biting down on a special material that will create a mold on your teeth and gums.
- Fitting appointments: Once your dental impressions are taken, you’ll likely have several fitting appointments to ensure your dentures fit properly. Your dentist will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments.
- Eating and speaking: When you first get dentures, adjusting to speaking and eating with them may take some time. Start with soft foods and practice speaking to get used to the feeling of your new dentures.
- Cleaning and maintenance: Just like natural teeth, dentures require regular cleaning and maintenance. We will provide instructions on cleaning and caring for your dentures properly.
- Adjustments: Over time, your dentures may need to be adjusted or replaced. As your mouth changes, your dentures may not fit as well as they once did. Regular check-ups with us, and we can help ensure that your dentures continue to fit properly.
Getting dentures can be a life-changing experience, restoring your ability to eat and speak confidently. Knowing what to expect and working closely with your dentist can ensure a smooth and successful transition to life with dentures.