Our Danbury CT family dentist can help you find the right tooth replacement option to suit your needs.
Tooth loss is something that we wish that no one had to deal with; however, millions of Americans lose one or more teeth during their lifetime. The good news is that our Danbury CT dentist Dr. George Landress offers a variety of ways to restore your smile, even if you are missing most or all of your teeth. If you’re curious to know whether dentures may be the best tooth-replacement option for you, here’s what you should know about the different types of dentures that are available here in Danbury CT.
Are all of your top and bottom teeth needing replacement? If so, then full dentures are going to be the best option for you. This removable oral prosthetic is custom made by our Danbury CT dentist to replace all of your teeth. Full dentures consist of an arch of artificial teeth (either made from porcelain or acrylic) that sit on an acrylic base that is made to resemble gum tissue. Denture adhesive can help to secure your teeth in place when chewing or speaking.
This is probably the set of teeth you’re going to get if you need to replace multiple teeth but you still have some healthy natural teeth left. This type of denture is designed to fill gaps in your smile with false teeth. Partials can either be fixed in place with dental crowns (also known as a dental bridge) or can be removable (removable partial dentures clip into your smile thanks to neighboring teeth). If you have gaps leftover from missing teeth, then partial dentures can help rebuild your smile.
This is exactly as it sounds—this type of denture is placed immediately after an extraction or surgery so that you can still have a set of teeth while your gums heal. These dentures won’t provide the same ideal fit as custom dentures, but they will help you eat and talk comfortably until your gums have healed and your permanent tooth replacement can be placed.
Want to make sure that your dentures aren’t going to go anywhere? If so, then you may want to talk with our dentist about dental implants. These artificial tooth roots are placed into the jawbone where they can easily hold partial or full dentures in place, so you never have to worry about using neighboring teeth for support or using adhesives. Plus, dental implants can last the rest of your life without needing to be replaced.
Your Danbury CT dentist Dr. George Landress and his team can help restore your smile with the help of dentures. If you are ready to take the next step to find out whether you are an ideal candidate for treatment, then call our office today at (203) 743-7608.