If you have suffered a degree of tooth loss, you may be thinking about getting
full or partial dentures to rebuild your missing dentition. Indeed, dentures
have proven to be a reliable solution to tooth loss for generation after
generation, and they may be perfect for you. At New Haven Dental Group in
Branford, we are proud to offer these prosthetics. Find out more about them
below, and then
when you are ready to schedule your restorative consultation.
Why Choose New Haven Dental Group for Dentures and Partials?
- Experienced restorative team
- Implant-supported prosthetics available
- Natural-looking, long-lasting restorations
What Are Dentures and Partials?
A full denture is designed to replace an entire arch of
lost teeth. It consists of a gum-colored base and a row of artificial teeth,
which are usually made of acrylic or porcelain. A traditional full denture
is helped to stay in the mouth by natural suction or a mild adhesive. An
implant-retained denture is similar to a traditional
denture, but it is anchored in the jawbone via a number of strategically
placed dental implants.
A partial denture is exactly what its name implies. It can
replace any number of teeth throughout a dental arch. It fits in around the
remaining natural dentition. Small metal attachments help it to stay in
place through eating and speaking.
If you are not sure which type of denture would be best for you, our team is
ready to help. We will evaluate your oral health and discuss the pros and
cons of each of your treatment options with you.
Benefits of Dentures and Partials
Traditional dentures and partial dentures offer some outstanding benefits:
Natural appearance. We custom design these restorations
to complement each patient’s unique mouth and facial structures. The
materials we use bear a strong resemblance to real tooth enamel.
Reliable function. You may have to make a few adjustments
to your eating routine in order to have the most effective chewing
experience with traditional dentures. However, once you get the hang of
eating with them, you should be able to enjoy most foods without any
Easy maintenance. Caring for dentures is quite simple and
does not require a lot of time.
Your dentures may last for five years or longer before changes in your jaw
shape require you to purchase a new prosthetic.
Dentures are relatively affordable. In most cases, dental insurance is
willing to cover a significant portion of their cost.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures
We often recommend that patients who are candidates for implant-retained
dentures choose them over their traditional counterparts. That is because
Have the potential to last for decades. The dental
implants stimulate the jawbone and prevent it from changing shape, so your
dentures will fit for an indefinite period of time.
Are extremely stable. These dentures are firmly attached
to the implants that support them. They do not slide around in the mouth.
Therefore, implant-retained prosthetics do not require you to take any
special precautions while eating.
Look and feel like natural teeth. Onlookers may have no
idea that your teeth are manmade. These dentures are also so comfortable
that you might even forget that they are not your natural dentition!