Multiple Types of Dentures to Meet Your Needs and Restore Your Smile
Tooth loss can severely impact your ability to speak, eat, and smile with comfort and confidence. At our office we proudly offer a full array of dentures to restore your smile after tooth loss. If you are missing several to all of your teeth, our custom-designed restorations can restore your functional bite and your appearance. When you come into our Monroe, CT, practice Dr. John G. Fatse, Dr. John S. Scovic, and our team can perform a thorough exam and consultation. In addition to evaluating your oral health, your dentist will also consider your cosmetic goals, eating habits, and budget. We can then help you choose the best option for you from among our denture options. We offer traditional full and partial dentures, which are both made to fit securely and naturally. For even greater stability and enhanced oral health, we can provide an implant-supported denture.
Types of Dentures
A traditional full denture will cover your entire dental arch to replace all of your top or bottom teeth. It will typically be appropriate if you are missing a large number of teeth, and you are looking for a simple, affordable treatment option. To hold a full denture in place, you will typically need to use a bit of denture adhesive. This material, combined with natural suction, will give your restoration stability. Traditional partial dentures will only replace a portion of your dental arch. This restoration will come with metal clasps that will clip on to nearby healthy teeth for support. Patients can also use dental adhesives for added security.
Implant-supported dentures can be either full or partial. Instead of resting solely on your gums, this type of prosthetic will attach to dental implants, which will be surgically placed in your jawbone. An implant-supported denture may be appropriate if you have generally good oral and physical health. You should also have a strong jawbone that can fuse with your implant posts for superior support. These prosthetics can cost more than traditional dentures because the treatment process will include surgery and more procedures. However, implant-supported dentures are an outstanding investment because they can prevent bone loss and improve your oral health.
The Denture Treatment Process
Dr. Fatse and Dr. Scovic take great care to design dentures that are both comfortable and realistic. Traditional dentures will have a plastic base matched to the color of your gums, and the synthetic teeth that correspond to the natural shade of your smile. To ensure the best possible fit, our team will take detailed impressions of your gums and photos of any remaining teeth. Our partner lab can then use this information to craft your prosthetic. In most cases, fabrication will take about two weeks.
If you choose implant-supported dentures, your will first undergo implant surgery. Often, we offer immediate load implants, which allow you to receive a strong, stable implant-supported denture on the same day as implant placement. You can leave our office with full dental function, though you will need to come back for your final prosthetic once you have healed. The lab will create this permanent denture with the same precision that they use for removable restorations. If you receive traditional implants, you will require a three to six month healing period before we can attach your implant-supported restoration.
Our team can provide the customized dentures you need to restore your smile and your quality of life.
The Benefits of Dentures
Dentures can restore your bite and enable you to eat a wider range of foods. Replacing your missing teeth can also better support your lips and cheeks to restore the youthful proportions of your face. In turn, you could feel much more confident and ready to smile in front of others.
If you choose an implant-supported denture, it will be even more stable than our traditional restorations. When attached to dental implants, dentures will not slip in your mouth. Therefore, no foods will be off limits and you can speak and smile with complete confidence that your restoration will not shift. Implant posts will also improve your long-term health by preventing bone recession and further tooth loss.
Restore Your Smile
Our team can provide the customized dentures you need to restore your smile and your quality of life. Contact our office online to learn more about our beautifully crafted dentures. You can also book an appointment by calling (203) 268-5051.