WHAT ARE DENTURES?
Dentures are sets of removable prosthetic teeth designed to replace natural teeth lost through trauma, decay, or gum disease. They look like natural teeth and either replace a full arch or a few lost teeth.
WHY NEWTON DENTAL ASSOCIATES?
We are a multi-specialty practice who has a team of specialists on staff to ensure you have the best possible care. The best starting point to see if dentures are an option for you is to see our Prosthodontist, Dr. Elyse Wagner. A prosthodontist is a specialist with an additional three years of training after dental school who focuses on the restoration and replacement of teeth, including dentures for even the most complex cases. A prosthodontist also will be able to help determine if another treatment option might be more suited to your particular situation.
BENEFITS OF CHOOSING OUR PROSTHODONTIST, DR. WAGNER FOR DENTURES
If you needed cardiac care you would choose a specialist, the same goes for dentures. Dr. Wagner has years of specialized training, experience and modern equipment for creating dentures. You can be confident that you are receiving the best possible results.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Wagner, has other options that might suit you better. She has advanced training in restoring teeth, replacing missing teeth and complex dental conditions.
TYPES OF DENTURES
hey take up the whole upper or lower jaw to replace missing teeth. Full dentures are designed to replace all of a patients’ teeth at once. They are usually fixed and made of acrylic.
Partial dentures are used to replace a set of teeth, but not the entire set of upper or lower teeth.
They are made and designed to restore a part of your mouth.
Partial dentures can restore that part of your mouth that is making you feel so uncomfortable due to the lack of teeth and the impossibility to chew, bite or even smile properly.
REMOVABLE DENTURES vs. FIXED DENTURES
They are generally complete dentures that replace your whole set of upper or lower teeth. These are the traditional dentures that have been used for years.
They are typically made on an acrylic base that resembles your natural gums. They cover your jaw and the artificial teeth fit over your gums.
With the advance of implant treatments in dentistry, fixed dentures have become a solution to avoid the discomfort of removable dentures coming out of your mouth, or the use of adhesives to keep the denture in place. Fixed dentures can be fitted by implant support treatments such as All-on-X or by a fixed implant reconstruction with dental crowns.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE DENTURES MADE OF?
1. Acrylic Resin Dentures
Acrylic resin dentures are pink colored in order to resemble the gum. Teeth are resin colored to resemble that of natural teeth.
2. Porcelain Dentures
Porcelain is harder than acrylic. This makes dentures more durable.
Also, porcelain dentures provide excellent aesthetics since the replacement teeth look a lot more like natural teeth. This material is better for bearing the daily wearing of teeth while we talk, chew or bite.
CONTACT OUR TEAM AT NEWTON DENTAL ASSOCIATES TODAY
Dentures are an effective way to restore your smile and your teeth functions. Remember that quality is the main thing you need to consider when renewing your teeth and smile. Good quality work and restoration will help you achieve an overall improved experience. To learn more and what treatment is right for you, call us at 617-965-0060 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.