An important step to maintaining your smile and health is to replace missing teeth. Dentures can improve your ability to chew and speak, provide support for facial muscles, and enhance your facial appearance and smile. Associates in Dentistry offers a variety of dentures to choose from, making sure you have a full and comfortable smile.

What are the most common types of dentures?

Full Traditional Dentures – Full traditional dentures are made and placed into your mouth after all teeth have been removed and the tissues have healed. From start to finish, this process could take several weeks.

Immediate Dentures – Immediate dentures are inserted as soon your teeth are removed and can actually help reduce the swelling of extraction sites. Once your mouth has healed, your dentures will need to be re-lined by the dentist to fit any changes that occurred in your mouth. In some cases lined dentures can be made in as little as 1-2 weeks.

Are there any dentures available for people with sore gums?

Dentures with soft liners are the ideal choice for people that have had their dentures meticulously adjusted and still fight sore gums.  The soft liner acts as a shock-absorbing cushion between your gums and dentures and can dramatically increase your comfort during chewing and daily wear.

Why would I need a partial denture?

Partial dentures are also available at Associates  in Dentistry. The type of partial dentures right for you depends on the need. Below are three options of partial dentures.

  • Conventional Partial Dentures – A partial denture fills in the space of multiple missing teeth and attaches directly to your natural teeth.  Replacement teeth in a partial denture are attached to a gum-colored base, connected by metal framework, and attached to the teeth with metal clasps.
  • CuSil Dentures – CuSil dentures are partial dentures that provide holes for remaining teeth yet can be added later onto form more traditional dentures. In addition, CuSil dentures feature a soft, elastomeric gasket that make them more comfortable than metal partials and do not place additional load on to the remaining teeth.
  • Precision Partial Dentures – Precision dentures are similar to conventional partial dentures; however, instead of attaching the dentures to the teeth with metal clasps, they are attached with precision or hidden clasps.

What are overdentures?

There are two types of overdentures available.  Implant supported overdentures are a great option for dentures that are loose and uncomfortable.  Dental implants are placed into your residual jawbone and help stabilize loose dentures, making eating easier and giving you added confidence in your day-to-day activities. A variety of attachments can be used on the implants to help secure the denture.

Tooth supported overdentures are another great option for securing loose dentures.  Dentures are attached to existing teeth to help secure the denture, making eating and talking more comfortable. A variety of attachments can be used on the teeth to help secure the denture.

Call today to set up a consultation and get the perfect fit for your dentures!