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Why Would I Need Dentures?
Your teeth are an integral part of your facial structure and they enable proper chewing and speech. If you’re missing all or most of your teeth, a set of dentures may be of benefit to you. Your dentures will be custom created for your mouth. Properly cared for, a set of dentures can last for a very long time, so they are a good investment in your overall health.
How Do the Different Types Vary?
Affordable quality dentures are available in a wide variety of styles with additional options within each style. Your dentist will help you determine which type of denture and options will best suit your needs.
What’s a Full Denture?
A full denture replaces all of the teeth in your upper jaw, lower jaw, or in both of your jaws. To receive a full denture, any remaining teeth will be extracted. After this, your dentist will take measurements and make impressions of your teeth and gums to ensure a proper fit, and you’ll be given a temporary dental appliance while you wait for your new denture. Once your gums are completely healed, the permanent dentures will be installed and adjusted so that you achieve a comfortable fit and proper function. A removable full denture will be seated atop your gums and will need to be removed each night for cleaning. A fixed full denture will be anchored to the dental implants that were installed.
What’s a Partial Denture?
If you’re missing only a few teeth, a partial denture might work well for you. A partial is similar to a bridge, except a bridge is a permanent installation and a partial must be removed and cleaned each night. The partial has clasps that attach to adjacent teeth in order to keep it in place.
Is a Flexible Partial Better?
A traditional partial is constructed of a rigid acrylic material and has metal clasps. A flexible partial is constructed of a lightweight material that will flex with your mouth. Both the partial and the clasps are gum colored so they blend in with your natural teeth. Many wearers find the flexible partial to be more comfortable than a traditional partial.
What’s An Implant-Supported Denture?
An implant-supported denture is secured by dental implants and is usually only installed in the lower jaw, because the lower jaw requires more stability than the upper jaw. This is a removable dental appliance and needs to be removed and cleaned nightly.
Are All-on-Four Dentures the Best Available?
This denture provides a full set of teeth that are attached to just four dental implants. This is a permanent installation and some wearers prefer it to a removable appliance. It’s convenient and provides more biting power than a traditional denture.
How Do I Get New Dentures?
Getting new dentures in Danbury is a multi-step process the length of which is determined by several factors, including the type of denture you’ve chosen, the materials required to make it, the condition of your oral health, and the amount of prep work that needs to be done. Your dentist will discuss all of these things with you in order to provide you with quality, affordable dentures possible.
How Much Will New Dentures Cost Me?
The cost of new dentures varies according to the options selected and the work needed. Your dentist will first take impressions and measurements of your teeth and gums so that your new teeth are an accurate replication of your original teeth. Extractions will be made and implants installed as necessary, during this time you’ll be given a temporary denture set. All of these steps factor into the total cost of your new dentures. Call us today and we can answer any additional questions you have about getting new dentures in Danbury.
Soft Denture Reline: Is It Right for Me?
Traditional dentures are lined with a hard acrylic substance that can cause sore spots and pain to some wearers. A soft reline uses a soft, pliable material to reline the denture and make it more comfortable. It lasts about two years and some wearers find it makes their dentures substantially more comfortable.
If it’s time for you to get a new denture, call us today and we’ll schedule an appointment for you. We’ll provide you with affordable quality dentures that will restore your beautiful smile.