Dentures Are An Affordable Teeth Replacement Option
Dentures have a bad reputation among many people: ill-fitting, painful, and hard to keep in place. That’s a holdover from the dentures of decades past, when the materials available to make dentures weren’t nearly as advanced as they are now. If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, consider dentures to restore your ability to eat a wide variety of foods and to smile with confidence. Dentures from Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA are designed to fit your mouth perfectly for comfortable long-term wear and use.
Today’s Thoroughly Modern Dentures
Just as dentistry has advanced and added new techniques and equipment, the manufacture of dentures has moved on as well. The materials used to make today’s dentures are more comfortable and realistic in appearance than ever before. While it’s true that dentures take a bit of time to get get used to, the vast majority of denture wearers are happy to have them.
Dentures also benefit from advances in the methods available to closely measure your mouth. Digital measurements are far more precise than dentists of the past could achieve allowing today’s dentures to create a close, comfortable fit. The proper fit is essential to create the suction that helps dentures remain in place. And if dentures aren’t comfortable, you simply won’t wear them. With modern technology, your new dentures will fit and function very well.
There are three basic variations on dentures to consider: removable full dentures, partial dentures, and implant-supported dentures.
If you’re missing all of your teeth, full dentures are the cost-effective way to go. The removable top denture replaces a full arch of teeth and has an acrylic plate that covers the roof of your mouth. The bottom denture fits closely over your gums and has a cut-out for your tongue. This type of denture is what most people think of when the word dentures is mentioned.
If you still have some or even most of your own teeth, partial dentures are the answer. Partial dentures can be fixed in place, supported by your natural teeth, dental crowns, or dental implants. Being fixed in place avoids any possibility of them moving in your mouth. You can’t remove them, but Dr. Dores can.
The other type of partial denture is removable. A removable denture has metal attachments which snap into place around your existing teeth without any need for denture adhesives.
Full dentures as well as partial dentures can be supported by dental implants. The result the closest possible thing to having a full set of natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures look, feel, and function just like your own teeth.
Smile With Confidence And Eat The Foods You Love
Today’s modern, comfortable dentures are a blessing for people who are missing teeth. Dr. Dores is extremely detail-oriented, and your comfort is one of his top priorities. You can trust that your dentures will look great and function just like they’re supposed to.
To determine which type of denture is right for your needs, start by arranging a consultation with Dr. Dores of Dores Dental. Call our Longmeadow, MA dental office today at 413-241-3995.