Missing teeth is a serious oral health concern that can also diminish your self-esteem. With multiple types of dentures, Nasrin Sadeghi, DMD, Medha Singh, DMD, BDS, MS, and the team at First Dental Associates in Reading, Massachusetts, can replace a few teeth, a full arch, or all the teeth in your mouth. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to find out if dentures are right for you.
Dentures are removable prosthetics that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues, such as your gums. They can restore some or all of your teeth with natural-looking, artificial replacements. Creating dentures requires careful measurements and impressions to ensure the most comfortable, functional fit.
First Dental Associates specializes in creating custom-made dentures that look and feel like your natural smile.
First Dental Associates offers multiple types of dentures to suit your needs, including:
Complete (or full) dentures replace the top and bottom rows of teeth. To replace all the teeth in your mouth, full dentures include artificial teeth that connect to a pink acrylic base mimicking your natural gums. The prosthesis rests on your gums and includes artificial tissue that covers the roof of your mouth for a snug fit.
Partial dentures only replace some of your teeth. They’re ideal if you still have a decent amount of healthy teeth left in your mouth. Like complete dentures, partials connect to pink acrylic gums but don’t cover the roof of your mouth or rest on top of your gums. Instead, a metal framework attaches to your surrounding teeth to hold them in place.
Valplast dentures are soft partials made of flexible thermoplastic materials. They’re lightweight and biocompatible, making these partial dentures ideal for individuals with acrylic allergies.
Implant-supported dentures connect to dental implants (replacement tooth roots) rather than resting on your gums. They secure your dentures in place for a stable fit.
First Dental Associates offers two types: bar-supported dentures and ball-supported dentures. The former includes a metal bar that attaches to 3-4 implants, while the latter has a small ball at the end of each implant to help your dentures snap into place.
Depending on the type of dentures you have, the team may recommend that you:
Handle your dentures carefully to avoid damage, and contact the team immediately if you experience any problems with their fit or function.
Call First Dental Associates or schedule your appointment for a dentures consultation online today.