Get More Stability with Access Dental’s Durable Dentures
Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
Types of Dentures
Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, but it also prevents other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks.
During this time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
The Benefits and Uses of Dentures
- Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
The Process of Getting Dentures
The process requires appointments with your trusted Groton dentist, Dr. Ali, usually over a number of weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. “Try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
Complete and Partial Dentures Groton NY
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dental appliance.
You will be given care instructions for your new dentures by your Groton dentist. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits to our Groton family dentistry Access Dental will aid in the life of your new dentures.
Worry no more of missing teeth, contact trusted Groton family dentist Dr. Ali to discuss your options.
Call 607-898-5006 today.