Dentures and Partials
Losing multiple teeth takes a toll on your oral health, confidence, nutrition, and daily life. Eating becomes challenging and talking to other people makes you feel self-conscious.
This often affects your personal and professional relationships. Your situation can start to feel hopeless, and some patients even experience depression.
Your team at Middletown Dental wants you to know there is hope, and there are wonderful solutions, even if you are missing most or all of your teeth. Here is how we can help.
A denture is an appliance that is designed to restore an entire arch of teeth. It’s made of acrylic and created with your facial structure and skin tone in mind, so it delivers a very natural and appealing aesthetic.
Dentures rely on a snug fit and suction to stay in place, and they can be removed at night for cleaning.
Some patients may experience a learning curve when they first talking and eating with their denture; however, most appreciate the way that it immediately restores their smile and appearance.
A partial denture is an ideal option for patients who are missing multiple teeth, but who still retain a large number of healthy teeth. It is a removable appliance that uses your remaining teeth as anchors for metal clasps. Attached to the appliance are customized prosthetic teeth designed to fill in the open spaces much like a puzzle piece. Your partial is customized to complete your smile and provide a natural look that complements your face.
Implant Supported Dental Prosthetics
Dental implants can also be used to support some prosthetics such as a partial, dental bridge, or full dentures. Dr. Conti will strategically place a few dental implants into your bone. Dr. Sukumar will design your appliance to fit into the implants so you’ll enjoy a dependable and stable fit that ensures there is no movement or slippage when you talk or eat.
Dental implants also provide the added benefit of keeping your bone healthy and stimulated, which adds longevity to your appliance. In the long run, this makes implants a more cost-effective choice for many patients.
Which Option Is Right for Me?
If you’re living with multiple missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to find out the options for reclaiming your smile. Dr. Sukumar is happy to review the possibilities with you during a consultation. He’ll discuss your needs and goals for your smile with you and help you select the treatment that will best suit your lifestyle and budget.
Give us a call today to learn more and schedule your consultation!