Dentures – Milton, MA
No Need to Live Without Teeth
It may be hard to imagine losing all of your teeth, but it’s not as uncommon as you might want to think. Roughly 40 million Americans are missing both their upper and lower arches, and as a result they have to struggle with the cosmetic consequences and the inconvenience that comes with having no teeth to chew or smile with. Fortunately, Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Richard Thomas can replace all of your teeth at once with a centuries-old solution: dentures. If you or a loved one is facing a life with an empty grin, call us today to schedule a consultation.
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What Are Dentures?
Today’s dentures are meant to look like real teeth to the point where the casual observer won’t be able to tell that they were missing at all. They’re made of ceramic teeth attached to a gum-colored ceramic base, and when designed correctly they’ll fit perfectly in your mouth. It’s important to remember that there are actually multiple kinds of dentures that you can get depending on your needs. The three types are as follows:
A full denture is only recommended for the most extensive cases of tooth loss. You’ll receive them if you’ve lost all or most of the teeth in your top and/or bottom arch. Each full denture is designed based on a detailed impression of your mouth so that they can stay securely in place on your gums. The restorations themselves will be made at a dental lab by a team of experts. You can use denture adhesive to keep your new teeth in place, but if they have been fitted correctly, they should stay on your gums on their own thanks to the suction that is naturally created between the base and your gums.
Even if you still have most of your teeth, a few gaps can take a severe toll on your self-esteem as well as your diet. A partial denture has been customized to carefully fit into your mouth so that it fills in the various gaps throughout the arch. It will contain a number of carefully designed ceramic teeth that will blend in with the rest of your mouth. Clasps will be placed on your remaining natural teeth; they’ll be used to secure the partial denture in place.
Both full dentures and partial dentures can be anchored to dental implants for additional security. Implants have superior longevity compared to other restorations, and they fuse with the jawbone itself so that they can take the place of your missing tooth roots. This promotes the growth of healthy bone tissue so that your jaw can continue supporting your teeth and your facial muscles, thus keeping your mouth healthy and your face looking more youthful as time goes on.
Benefits of Full and Partial Dentures
Full and partial dentures both offer a number of benefits. For starters, they’ll let you eat a wider variety of foods again. This means you can once again maintain a diet filled with crunchy vegetables and other nutritious foods. A complete set of teeth is vital for speaking clearly, and it’ll also improve your appearance so that you won’t have to feel self-conscious about an incomplete grin.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures
Dentures are viable on their own, but if you happen to be a candidate for dental implants, you can enjoy further advantages, including:
- Replacement tooth roots that feel natural once they join with your mouth.
- Less of a risk of your new teeth slipping or becoming ill-fitting after a few years.
- Easier maintenance since you can just brush and floss your teeth like you would normally.
- Improved jawbone health thanks to the stimulation that implants provide.
- A lack of sores from dentures that have not been properly fitted.
The longer you live with missing teeth, the worse the consequences will become. If you’re ready to replace your teeth, call us today for a consultation to ask about dentures and other types of tooth replacement.