Partial & Full Dentures – Newton Centre, MA
Completing Your Smile
Extensive tooth loss is difficult. It will impact every aspect of your daily life, but when you work with the professionals at the Newton Smile Centre, you don’t have to worry about struggling with these issues for long. We offer a range of tooth replacement options, including traditional and dental implant supported partial and full dentures. When you’re ready to start repairing your smile to full form and function, call our Newton Centre dental office to schedule your tooth replacement consultation. We’ll review all of your treatment options and partner with you to find the right solution to meet your needs.
A partial denture is crafted using a gum-colored base material to support multiple replacement teeth. The base is shaped to fit between remaining healthy teeth, and replacement teeth are affixed to the base, filling gaps in your smile. The entire prosthetic is held in place with clasps that attach the partial to your remaining healthy teeth.
If you ‘ve lost one or both rows of teeth, full dentures offer the ideal restoration solution. Like partials, full dentures are made using a gum-colored base to support the full row of replacement teeth. Without healthy teeth to offer support, full dentures are molded to sit firmly against the gums. The tight fit creates suction that holds the denture in place, allowing you to confidently speak and smile in any situation as well as eating all of your favorite foods. Some denture wearers prefer to use a small amount of denture adhesive to improve the stability of the tooth replacement prosthetic.
Adjusting to Dentures
Wearing dentures will significantly improve your oral health after the loss of numerous teeth, but they can take a while to get used to. Below, we’ve included some tips to help you adjust to your new dentures:
- Don’t start out wearing your denture for the whole day. Wear the dentures for a few hours and gradually increase wear time as you feel comfortable.
- Talking can be difficult with your new denture, so you can practice by talking in front of a mirror to see the way your mouth moves. You can also try saying tongue twisters or singing to challenge yourself and adjust to the way your denture feels.
- Don’t sleep with your partial or full denture in place. You can unintentionally damage the denture if you clench or grind your teeth at night or place unnecessary strain on the jaw as it accommodates your prosthetic. Instead, store your denture in cool water or cleaning fluid overnight.
- Make sure to brush your denture at least before going to bed. For best results, brush between meals to prevent any foods form sticking to the denture, causing damage. If you have healthy teeth remaining, you should care for them with regular brushing and flossing.
For those who want to improve the stability or longevity of their partial or full denture, dental implants may offer an ideal solution. Using four to six strategically positioned dental implants, we can replace the roots of your lost teeth, and deliver a functional smile that will look and feel great.