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If one or more missing teeth have caused you to feel self-conscious, it’s important to know that you have options. Our dentists provide affordable quality dentures to patients of all ages, helping them achieve luminous smiles.
What Are Dentures?
When your teeth are missing, it can greatly affect your chewing ability and speech. Missing teeth can also cause further bone loss in the jaw, damaging your facial structure. Our dentures in Middletown can help you restore your biting and speaking ability while supporting your jawbone. These appliances are created by attaching a row of realistic-looking pontic teeth to a removable metal frame or set of implants. We offer multiple styles of dentures, from flexible partials to complete dentures. Call us now to find out whether a denture is right for you.
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
If you’re interested in restoring your smile with our affordable quality dentures, you may be wondering which type is best for you. Here are some of the different types of dental appliances provided by our dentists:
When most of your teeth are missing or damaged, our dentists may recommend a full denture as treatment. These appliances act as a replacement for a full row of teeth. The pontic teeth can be affixed to a detachable frame or supported by implants. To receive a full denture, any remaining teeth must be extracted. We provide patients with temporary dental appliances to wear while their gums heal.
Sometimes referred to as a removable dental bridge, a partial denture relies on surrounding adjacent teeth for support. They are typically recommended for those who need to replace a small section of teeth. Partials slip on to the adjacent teeth using a metal clasp. The partial can be easily unhooked for cleaning.
Flexible Partial Denture
Are you looking for a virtually invisible way to replace a small section of teeth? If so, consider a flexible partial denture. These custom-made devices feature naturally colored clasps and a comfortable thermoplastic base. The device blends easily with your natural teeth and is easy to wear.
If you have enough jawbone remaining to support dental implants, an implant-supported denture may be right for you. For this type of denture, your dentist will place dental implants in strategic places along the jaw. The dentures will “snap” into place, creating a secure fit. An implant-supported denture can be permanent or removable.
How Does the All-on-4® Denture Concept Work?
An innovative denture technique, the All-on-4® dentures procedure involves placing four Nobel Biocare implants in specific places along the jaw. The dentist will place two of the implants at an angle. All-on-4 dentures offer the wearer excellent stability along with increased chewing strength.
What Is the Process for Obtaining Dentures?
The process of getting dentures begins with an initial consultation, where the dentist will examine the condition of your teeth and bite. If you are a good candidate for dentures, imprints will then be taken of your jaw. These serve as the template for your brand-new dental appliance. If you require extractions or dental implant surgery, these procedures may need to be administered at an additional visit. You’ll receive a short-term dental appliance to wear while your gums heal. When the permanent denture is complete, you’ll visit our office again for a final adjustment and fitting.
How Much Will Dentures Cost?
There are numerous factors that determine the cost of new dentures in Middletown, including your insurance plan, the type of appliance chosen, and the materials required to fabricate the denture. At your appointment, an estimate will be provided of the anticipated cost.
Why a Soft Denture Reline?
While dentures are a great way to restore your missing teeth, they can sometimes cause irritation and sore spots. With a soft reline, our dentists will replace the bottom of the appliance with a pliable material. This can alleviate your discomfort and keep the denture comfortable for years to come.
Book Your Appointment for Dentures Today
When missing teeth are stopping you from participating in your favorite pastimes, we can help. Learn more about our high-quality dentures today by making an appointment.