Types of Dentures We Offer
To help meet the needs of all types of patients, we offer a wide range of dentures options. Learn more about our options to find out which one might be best for you.
The first type of denture we offer is a full denture. Full dentures cover an entire arch of your teeth and stay in place in your mouth by using adhesives and suction. As soon as you lose your teeth or have them extracted, we can create a pair of temporary dentures to help you maintain your ability to chew, speak, and smile. After your gums heal, we will take impressions to create your permanent pair to ensure they fit properly. These are removable and may require adjustments over time.
If you’re only missing some of your teeth, a full denture is not necessary. If a dental bridge isn’t an option for you, partial dentures can help replace your missing teeth. Partials use a metal framework and plastic base to hold the denture in the mouth. By wearing partials, it helps prevent the remaining teeth in your mouth from shifting out of place. Of course, it also helps replace your missing teeth so you can continue to eat, speak, and smile as usual.
These are secured with two to four dental implants on each arch. These implants are easy to place in the mouth and easy to remove as necessary.
Because they are secured by dental implants, they won’t just slip out when you’re laughing or talking. You’ll be able to speak very clearly with these dentures. But most of the force is still being supported by your gums, which limits the amount of bite force you can use with them.
The last option we offer is implant dentures. If you need to replace an entire arch of missing teeth but want something that is more secure than just dentures alone, we have the solution. One of our dentists will place 4 or more dental implants inside your jaw to act similarly to tooth roots. Then, they will attach to these implants to support the dentures. Most patients prefer non-removables but we can also provide removable if desired. Implant dentures help retain jaw bone, feel and look more natural, and provide the most stability.
Benefits of Dentures
Although they may have a bad reputation, they aren’t all that bad. When you replace your missing teeth with dentures, you can look forward to experiencing a number of benefits.
- Increased self-esteem
- Improved smile and appearance
- Support for facial muscles
- Improved speech
- Ability to eat solid food again
- Highly functional
- Easy to clean
- Increased confidence
Walking around with missing teeth can make you feel insecure about your smile, make eating difficult, and even affect your speech. Replacing your teeth with dentures can help restore everything that was lost when you lost your teeth.
Taking proper care will ensure they last as long as possible. Here are a few care tips to keep in mind.
Handle With Care
Dentures are very fragile and if you accidentally drop them in the sink when you’re cleaning them, they might crack or break. With that said, it’s very important that you handle them with care. Place a folded towel under your hands while you clean your dentures or fill up a sink full of water.
When your dentures aren’t in your mouth, it’s also important that you store them correctly. They need to stay moist or they can dry out and lose their shape. When you go to bed at night, place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in water. We will recommend the best option for you. Lastly, never place them in hot water as it can warp them.
Brush and Rinse Daily
It’s essential to brush and rinse your dentures daily to keep them clean and your breath fresh. We recommended brushing them in the morning after they’ve been soaking in denture solution all night. Use a soft-bristled brush to gently brush away debris and plaque from your denture and to prevent stains. It’s important that you don’t brush them with toothpaste. Toothpaste is too abrasive.
Find Out If Dentures in Rochester, NY are Right For You
Do you have missing teeth that you need to replace? Dentures in Rochester, NY might be the right solution. If you are trying to decide which is the right denture option for you, please call (585) 244-3337 or email us for an appointment with one of our dentures dentists at Contemporary Dentistry.