Full Dentures – Manchester, CT
Reliable, Removable Dental Prosthetics
Dentures have been around for centuries. In recent decades, they have become more comfortable, reliable, and natural-looking than ever. If you have lost all or most of your teeth, full dentures in Manchester may be an appropriate treatment for you. On this page, you will learn more about what dentures are, the benefits they offer, and the treatment process. When you are ready to talk to a dental professional about replacing your lost teeth, contact First Line Dental to schedule your consultation.
Why Choose First Line Dental for Full Dentures?
- Reliable, comfortable, and functional tooth replacement
- Implant-retained prosthetics available
- Outstanding aesthetic results
What Are Dentures?
A traditional full denture consists of a gum-colored base that is attached to a full arch of artificial teeth. The teeth are usually made out of acrylic or porcelain. Both materials can be quite natural-looking and offer their own unique advantages. For example, porcelain is extremely stain-resistant and durable, whereas acrylic teeth tend to offer quieter function. Your dentist will help you decide which material is better in your case.
Regardless of the material used to make your prosthetic, a traditional denture will be secured in your mouth via natural suction or with the help of a mild adhesive. You might also opt for an implant-retained denture. Implant-retained dentures are anchored in the mouth via a number of dental implants, which are small titanium posts that mimic the function of natural tooth roots. The implants help the denture to be extremely sturdy and strong.
What Benefits Do Dentures Offer?
Some of the most outstanding benefits of traditional dentures include:
- Traditional dentures come with a lower upfront than other tooth replacement options. Insurance is often willing to help pay for them.
- You will need to adjust some of your eating habits when you use your dentures. However, they will restore your ability to eat more foods.
- Dentures are custom-made to complement your natural facial structures.
- With proper care, your denture may last for 5 – 10 years before replacement becomes necessary.
- As long as your denture fits well, you can expect it to be quite comfortable.
The benefits of implant-retained dentures go even further. They have the potential to last for decades, they function like natural teeth, and they can preserve bone health in the jaw to help your face maintain its youthful shape.
What Is Involved in Getting Dentures?
The treatment process for dentures depends on which type of denture you choose to receive:
- Immediate dentures are created before you have your remaining natural teeth extracted. Thus, you will not have to live without teeth for any amount of time. Immediate dentures require adjustments in the weeks and months following extractions.
- You will receive conventional dentures after your gums heal following any extractions. Generally, patients must go without teeth for 4 – 6 weeks before they receive conventional dentures.
- The process for implant-retained dentures may take several months or longer. It requires an implant placement surgery and a significant healing period before the dentures can be placed. The vast majority of patients who receive implant-retained dentures feel they are worth the wait.