Dentures replace teeth that have become loose or have been lost due to bone loss. Replacing lost teeth with dentures allows you to eat and talk as naturally as possible.
Missing a couple of teeth might be a massive inconvenience for people but missing most or even all of your teeth quickly becomes a nightmare, making even simple activities like eating and speaking embarrassingly difficult. Dr. Shyam Shivareddy can help you regain your smile with a custom-made full or partial denture.
Both designs are personalized to suit your mouth and restorative needs, and because they’re removable, they are easily cleaned and stored. Let’s get into some of the characteristics of full and partial dentures.
Full dentures, also called complete dentures, are made to fit either the entire upper or lower arch of the mouth. They can be conventional, which means they are placed after the mouth has healed, and all teeth have been removed, or they can be immediate, in which they are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed before the mouth has healed.
Immediate dentures may be convenient, but they will need to be adjusted once the gums have healed due to how much the jawbone will shrink during the healing process. Getting conventional dentures requires you to be without teeth for several weeks or months, but they will be fitted to the gums and won’t need adjusting for a while as long as you care for them.
Partial dentures come in two types – fixed or removable. Partial dentures are also known as bridges and use your remaining teeth to replace any teeth that are missing in the mouth. Depending on the position of the missing tooth and adjacent teeth, your dentist may recommend several different kinds of bridges. They can also be supported by implants, which gives you even more security when it comes to getting partial dentures placed.
At our Hartford, CT Crest Family Dental practice, you can find many options to restore your smile and oral health. Schedule an appointment in our office to learn more about your options for dentures.