Are you missing a full arch of natural teeth?
Edentulous patients can restore the appearance and function of their smile with a cosmetic denture or partial denture. Today’s patients enjoy tooth replacement options that are more comfortable, stable and natural-looking. For example, we can use dental implants to secure your new denture for a permanent smile restoration. The restoration will also provide key benefits for your overall health.
We place dentures for patients with missing teeth and often recommend implant-secured dentures. Dr. Trushar Patel will work with you to determine the most suitable option for your needs and aesthetic goals. We provide popular restorative dentistry services for all ages.
Dentures & Partial Dentures at Westborough Dental Associates
Replacing missing teeth with a denture or implant denture will begin with a consultation and dental exam. We will thoroughly evaluate the condition and function of your oral health before recommending the best treatment option(s) for you. We will also discuss your personal concerns and goals you may have for the appearance of your new smile.
If we need to extract teeth or treat your gum disease, we will address this first. We want to ensure that you have a healthy oral foundation. This is the only way to guarantee the best possible outcome.
Once a treatment plan is in place, we will take dental impressions and use them to make your custom denture. We will work with you to create a new smile that is complementary to your natural appearance. A temporary denture will be placed after impressions are done and teeth are extracted. After the gums have healed and adjusted to the fit of a denture, the final restoration will be placed and adjustments made for a stable and comfortable fit.
If dental implants are part of your treatment plan to secure a hybrid denture, we will coordinate the surgical phase with a local specialist. Then we will follow up with you for the next steps and final placement of your new denture.
Why Choose Implant Dentures?
The loss of a full arch or full mouth of teeth has many effects on both your health and well-being. From a loss of confidence in your appearance to the changes that can occur in the shape of the lower face and your ability to eat a range of foods, tooth loss can detrimentally impact your quality of life.
An implant-secured denture will give you back a smile that is permanent, stable, comfortable, and allows for normal eating and speaking. Replacing a poorly fitted denture with an implant denture can also be life-changing. It will give you back the ability and confidence to enjoy your favorite foods and interact with others. Dental implants will stabilize bone tissue in the jaw and minimize shrinkage of the lower face which can occur with tooth loss. They also reduce irritation of the gums and increase the risk for decay and gum disease.
Dentures & Partials: FAQs
What are partial dentures?
Partials are a type of tooth replacement prosthetic that helps in filling in gaps in your smile. After the loss of many teeth, they let you retain healthy remaining teeth and restore healthy function. The base of these prosthetics is the same color as gum tissue and they prosthetics will fit between healthy teeth.
Can I replace an ill-fitted denture with an implant denture?
In most case we can replace your denture with a an implant denture. We will insert the dental implants into the jaw and a new hybrid denture. This will give you a new smile that is stable, comfortable, and restores the best quality of life.
Will dentures change my appearance?
The technology behind dentures has advanced in recent years, so it is likely that you will barely detect any difference in your appearance. We will design your dentures to fit your unique mouth, gums, lips, and tongue. Before receiving your permanent dentures, we will create molds so that you can try them out to see how they look.
Do I need to remove my denture at night?
In most cases, yes if you have a traditional removable appliance. In some cases, dentures may remain in your mouth when you use extra care. Your dentist will advise you on how to care for your dentures at night. Be sure to clean your dentures following meals and before going to sleep.