What You Need to Know About Dentures

Dentures with dental tools. Caption: Achieve a beautiful and functional set of teeth with custom dentures.
Dentures with dental tools. Caption: Achieve a beautiful and functional set of teeth with custom dentures.

Ask the average person what they think of dentures and most would likely tell you that dentures are for the elderly, but this is not true. For certain, the elderly are the primary users of dentures, but there are other segments of people that use dentures. For example, people who have suffered an injury or poor dental health because they lack access to dental care. There’s no rule suggesting that age is a limiting factor for their use. Dentures regularly help people from all walks of life and age groups.

Dental Partners of Boston is proud to offer denture treatment for those in need for whatever reason. Dentures are a remedy for those who need teeth replacement, and it’s best to contact a specialist to schedule a consultation. Another solution to missing teeth is dental implants, which is a superior option to permanently replace missing teeth. However, not everyone qualifies for dental implants for various reasons including health bone and gums. We will go over your options based on our consultation visit with you.

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Who Needs Dentures?

When thinking of dentures, some may picture an elderly person dunking their dentures in a glass of water to soak. However, those who have received dentures have discovered how far they have come in the last twenty years of dentistry. They are functionally advanced and thoroughly hygienic as they serve as dental replacements.

The truth is, anyone could need dentures after tooth loss due to gum disease, injury, or difficulties with oral health. Therefore, there’s no shame in asking about dentures or any other dental procedure for that matter. You’ve most likely met people who wear them. Thanks to how discreet and realistic they are, it would be difficult to tell someone is wearing them.

Dentures unlock your ability to eat with comfort, smile naturally, improve dental health, and regain your confidence.

What Options Are Available?

There are two types of dentures: complete and partial.

  • Complete dentures are full replacements for patients who may have suffered full or near full tooth loss. Complete dentures require removing the weakened few teeth left to provide an easy-to-wear full set. Thanks to the nature of complete dentures, they fit perfectly and guarantee a beautiful new set of teeth.
  • Partial dentures are for those who still retain some of their teeth and do not need a full arch created. We take our time to ensure your partial dentures fit in with the natural lining of your teeth, filling the gaps reliably with a gum-colored base instead of with an artificial aesthetic.

Things You Should Know

As your dental situation changes for the better it can sometimes alter how you speak. It may take a couple of weeks to get used to your new set of teeth (we recommend slowly working up to harder and varied foods).

We recommend semi-regularly visits to ensure your dentures are being cared for properly, remain comfortable, and retain their strength. This way, we can provide the best denture experience for you.

One appointment could be all you need to start the road to regaining confidence in your smile. We look forward to speaking with you and answering all of your questions.

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