At Dental Partners of Boston, our multi-specialty dental team does everything possible to help patients keep their natural teeth strong and healthy. But in some circumstances, it isn’t always possible or healthy to keep all your natural teeth. In situations like these, our dentists might recommend complete or partial dentures.
Complete dentures act as a set of replacement teeth for patients who have few or none of their original teeth remaining. Prior to using complete dentures, a dentist at Dental Partners of Boston will remove any remaining teeth. This must be done so that the the complete dentures can fit properly. Once the tooth removal is completed, the dentist makes a mold of your gums and submits the mold to a dental lab.
At the dental lab, a customized set of dentures is constructed for you. During this time, a temporary set of dentures is provided to the patient. Once your permanent dentures arrive at our office, we'll make sure the permanent dentures fit your mouth comfortably.
Partial dentures act as replacement teeth when there are only a few teeth missing in the patient’s mouth. Partial dentures are replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base in order to create a natural looking smile. Partial dentures are typically removable.
Many patients have concerns when getting dentures. Here is a short list of information that patients should read and understand prior to getting dentures:
If you would like to know more about dentures, please do not hesitate to contact us today. You can request an appointment with Dental Partners of Boston in order to find out if complete or partial dentures are right for you. Our dental team is dedicated when it comes to giving patients the healthiest and brightest smiles possible.
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