Full & Partial Dentures
Modern dentures are an excellent choice for people who have lost some or all of their teeth. They work well and provide a good alternative to false/dental plates, which can often be hard on gums in post-cancer patients because they don’t fit as comfortably around the mouth.
Our team at Wilton Smiles offers the latest dental prosthetics designs, which provide a fullness that helps cover gaps left by natural loss. These are removable dental prosthetics that are appropriate for patients of all ages who need to replace some or all of their natural teeth.
Types of Dentures
There are 2 types of dentures – full and partials.
Full dentures replace all the teeth on either the upper or lower arch, while a partial is meant as a replacement for just one tooth, group of teeth, or as a space maintainer before permanent teeth grow in.
Full dentures are very similar to partials but cover the entire upper or lower teeth.
Full dentures are also known as complete dentures or complete sets of teeth. They’re the most expensive type of alternative to natural teeth because they replace all the original teeth on one arch.
Partial dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. They may be either “conventional” or “immediate.”
Partial dentures are used when you have lost most or all your natural tooth structure, but still have some tooth left on the jawbone. Partial dentures can replace one or even several missing teeth in your mouth. There are two types of partial metal frameworks available for this treatment: conventional and immediate.
Conventional partial is made by a dentist after removing any tissue that’s remaining in the mouth, while an immediate partial functions like a temporary prosthesis that is clamped onto healthy gums to simulate dental ridge shape right after removing teeth.
Adjusting to Dentures
When we first fit you for dentures at Wilton Smiles, it is important that they stay in your mouth while sleeping so we can find any spots which might be causing discomfort or irritation. After the dentist has sized them properly and fitted around all your jaw joints with no gaps left over, then removal will become much easier at nighttime when it’s most suitable for dental health needs.
While these aren’t real teeth, like everything else on an adult human being’s body; You should still take care as if they were though by brushing often enough before taking off your newly acquired accessory(s).
At first, wearing dentures may feel awkward and bulky to have the appliances in your mouth. As time goes on though you will become accustomed to them.
Contact our office today in Wilton CT for more information on whether dentures are right for you.