Partial & Full Dentures in Wilmington, MA

Partial & Full Dentures in Wilmington, MA

Removable Partial Dentures

If for some odd reason you have a front tooth fall out, a removable partial is the best way to replace it. It is just one of the few advantages for you to choose a removable partial denture plus:

  • Your food will be much easier for you to chew.
  • It will support your face around your cheeks and lips so that your face will not sag and make you look older.

Other Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth

If or when you happen to lose a tooth, those teeth nearby might start to drift or tilt into the space. The teeth on your other jaw might shift into another space as well. It can affect your bite and will place more wear and stress on your jaws and teeth. You will probably find it harder when you try to clean your teeth once they have shifted, and that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. It is why it is so important to replace a missing tooth.

Facial Collapse

If you lose a tooth or teeth and do not replace them, your face will look older quickly. Your lips will look thinner and flattened out. Your chin will then move upward and forward and make it appear pointed.

How Partial Dentures Work

With a removable partial denture, it will usually have the replacement teeth fixed to the acrylic (plastic) or metal base which will be made so it will match your gum color. The partial denture often has some type of clasp that will attach to your own teeth and then easily be taken from your mouth to store or clean while you are sleeping.

Your dentist might also tell you that you should have caps or crowns placed on your natural teeth to help the way a partial denture fits in your mouth.

Your New Removable Partial Denture

It will take some practice to learn how to take out and put in the new removable partial denture. It will probably feel a little odd or even tight the first few times. It will get easier and be as easy as brushing your teeth. Whatever you do, never force the partial into place by biting down on it. It could break or bend the clasps or even damage your other teeth. The dentist at Wilmington Dental Studio will explain and show you how you should remove it and put it in place.

You should not wear your removable partial denture 24 hours a day

The dentist at Wilmington Dental Studio will tell you that you should take the partial denture out when you go to bed and then when you wake up to put it back in. Your dentist will also be sure and make periodic follow-up appointments so he/she can check for possible pressure points or any sore spots that the partials might cause that you have not felt. The dentist will adjust your partial for you at that time so he/she can be sure they fit you comfortably.

Eating and Speaking

Once you have that missing tooth replaced, you will find how much easier it is to eat again. However, it will take you some practice.

  • Start by cutting your food into small pieces and eat soft foods.
  • Be sure to chew on both sides of your mouth so you can keep the pressure even.
  • Don’t eat hard or sticky foods and do not chew any gum.

If you happen to have a missing tooth or teeth, by wearing a removable partial, it will help you speak more clearly. If you notice that some words are harder to say in the beginning, then try reading them out loud while looking into a mirror. If you keep practicing you will be able to speak fine.

Full Dentures

At Wilmington Dental Studio, we provide the best dental care in WILMINGTON. Getting full dentures is to replace all your teeth that are now gone.  The dentures are the teeth that have been designed to fit into an acrylic base made to exactly fit into your mouth, and the gums are crafted so they will look just like yours did. Your upper dentures will feature a section called a plate that will cover the roof part of your mouth, and the lower dentures are horseshoe-shaped, and it rests on the bone and gum tissues.

You will probably be surprised when you first look at yourself with your new dentures but also surprised at how natural they will look. Denture technique has changed immensely in the past few years. The comfort, quality, and natural-look of dentures offered at Wilmington Dental Studio in WILMINGTON, we feel confident that you will get a high-quality set of dentures that you will feel confident and comfortable when you wear them.

What are dentures?

The synthetic gums and teeth that have been designed for your mouth and made by your dentist that will replace your lost or the natural teeth that have been removed are called dentures. They can be a full set or a half set; it means they can replace all your teeth on both top and bottom or just the top or only the bottom. No matter what you need or what you decide on, your DENTIST at Wilmington Dental Studio at WILMINGTON will help you with your decision until you feel comfortable with the choice you make. No matter what you decide, you can feel assured that your dentures will be custom- fit for your mouth and matched almost identically to your gums and teeth, so no one will know you have dentures.

What are they made out of?

In years past, dentures have been made of plastic or porcelain, but the new modern dentures are made from a hard resin. Those materials that are used to make your new teeth are more fragile than what natural teeth are and can crack or chip easily if they are dropped. The material will also wear down faster than natural teeth so some dentures will need to be replaced about every five years.

The structure that supports the dentures will hold your artificial teeth where they should be and resemble your natural gums is usually made from a similar resin like that the teeth are made from, or even a polymer material that is more flexible so it will fit more snugly on your gum line.

Why wear dentures?

Dentures do not just improve your appearance when you smile. They keep your mouth structure sound and stable by keeping the structures around your lips and cheeks supported. Having dentures will make it possible for you to be able to eat foods that will require you to chew, so you can keep your food intake the same with the same foods. And lastly, dentures are a good solution for replacing those teeth that have been causing you so much pain and the rotted roots that can cause damage elsewhere in your body.

Immediate Dentures and Overdentures

There is another kind of dentures that differ from your traditional permanent dentures that are called ‘immediate dentures.’ The dentures are designed and made before your teeth that will be replaced have been removed, and then placed immediately after your teeth have been pulled and while your extraction area is healing, which can take six months. The dentures can be easier to refit than the permanent dentures to adapt your mouth changes like the swelling in your gums and jaws that will subside while healing. The ‘immediate’ dentures can be disposed of once the healing is complete and your mouth is finally ready for the permanent set.

The overdentures are another choice that you can use if the traditional dentures are uncomfortable or if by chance you have some natural teeth left. Overdentures fit over the roots of your natural teeth and will rest on these or your dental implants if there are not any natural teeth for them to fit over. Some folks think this type of denture is more comfortable and easier to take out.

Implant-supported Dentures

These dentures are the kind that is anchored by dental implants. The dental implant is a fixture that is permanently anchored to the jawbone and can be used for replacing any number of teeth. They are made of the implant, a metal post, and a custom crown that looks like a real tooth.

Implant-supported dentures can attach in a couple of different ways. You should take care of them as you would for any traditional denture.

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