What Are Dentures?
Dentures (removable or fixed) are a great and reliable way to address lost teeth. These helpful restorations make it possible to talk and bite into food, as well as improve the look of your teeth after tooth loss. Downtown Boston Dental provides full and partial removable and implant-supported dentures for our Boston, MA patients. Full-arch dentures restore all of the teeth in the top arch, bottom arch, or both, whereas partial dentures are offered if some of the natural teeth still remain intact in the jawbone. Our team can help you discover whether detachable or implant-held dentures are appropriate for your needs and have them made custom to provide an appealing look and easy fit. Call us for your restoration exam today.
Types of Dentures
Addressing your specific goals is important so we can give you personalized denture options for tooth restoration:
- Removable partial dentures take the place of open gaps left by a single or many lost teeth. They are secured in their position by latching to neighboring teeth.
- Removable single-arch dentures take the place of a complete top or bottom arch and are secured by the natural shape of the jaw or a dental glue.
- Implant-retained dentures restore some or a whole arch of teeth. These restorations are secured to dental implants in the jaw for increased reliability.
- Immediate full dentures are put in promptly after the existing teeth are taken out and can be altered as gum tissues recover.
- Conventional full dentures are given if teeth are already lost and the mouth is completely healed.
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Can I Get Dentures?
You may be a good candidate if you have lost several teeth or need to have teeth extracted. Dentures work to restore your dental capabilities, let you consume healthy foods, and help keep the shape of your face. These restorations work most effectively if your gum tissues are in good condition and there is an adequate amount of bone to keep them in place. During your consultation, we will examine your oral health and review possible solutions, depending on your needs, aesthetic aims, and finances. Using this information, we can help you figure out if dentures are ideal for your needs and what style might fit your individual situation.
What Is the Denture Process?
Someone from our team will kick off your restoration process by making impressions of your upper and bottom arches. These impressions are then sent to a special dental lab that will make your customized dentures. Full and bridge dentures are made with lightweight resin, which may be reinforced by a metal inner structure. Designed using high-quality, biocompatible materials, dentures mimic the look of natural teeth and gum tissues. Once your appliances are crafted and arrive at Downtown Boston Dental, we will fit them and modify your appliances as needed so they are comfortable or connect them to previously placed titanium implants. Our team will also discuss the proper techniques to care for your new dentures.
Caring for Your Dentures
Returning to your daily activities, such as chewing and speaking comfortably, can require up to a month; however, it will get simpler with time. If your dentures are slipping, please reach out to Downtown Boston Dental so we can arrange a modification appointment. You will need to look after your dentures by cleaning them with a soft brush following each meal and keeping them in water at night to prevent them from drying out. We urge you to come in for routine exams so we can monitor the condition of your dentures and your total oral health so you can keep smiling with pride for many years to come.
Insurance Coverage For Dentures
Detachable or implant-supported dentures may be covered up to a point by your dental insurance. Someone from our team will call your insurance company to determine your best coverage and will let you know if you should expect any out-of-pocket costs. At your visit, we will customize your treatment plan so your dentures suit both your goals and budget. To make sure that the denture process is accessible, Downtown Boston Dental accepts multiple types of payments, such as dental payment plans.
Revive Your Smile
Have the confidence to eat, speak, and smile with ease after tooth loss when you receive a full or partial tooth restoration at Downtown Boston Dental. We are pleased to offer full mouth or partial removable and implant-supported dentures to adults in Boston, MA. To get more information on how dentures might revive your smile, set up a consultation with us today.