Losing one or more teeth can leave you feeling embarrassed, depressed, and lacking the functionality needed to perform some of the most basic daily tasks (i.e., eating, speaking). At Webster Dental Associates, Dr. Golparvar and his team want to give you the confidence you need to move forward, which is why he is pleased to provide customized dentures in Manchester. Using only the highest quality materials, Dr. Golparvar will create a prosthetic that looks natural, feels comfortable, and offers the chance to enjoy your smile once again. Contact us today to determine which type of denture is right for you.
If you have an entire arch of teeth missing, Dr. Golparvar will likely recommend a full denture to provide the complete coverage you need for a fully restored smile. Crafted using an acrylic base and artificial teeth, the prosthetic sits on top of your gums while your natural suction holds it in place. Although, you may find it more comforting to use a small bit of denture adhesive to help provide added security. Because full dentures are removable, you will need to take them out at night and let them soak while you are sleeping, as this will help to keep your dentures clean and give your jawbone and gum tissue a chance to breathe.
If you are missing one or more teeth along the top or bottom arch of the mouth but still possess several natural, healthy teeth, you can opt for a partial denture. Made similarly to a full denture, the only difference is that a partial incorporates the use of metal clips or brackets that anchor to your healthy teeth and hold the prosthetic in place. Similar to a puzzle piece, it blends in with your natural teeth and provides added functionality, allowing you to speak and eat with ease. Just like a full denture, you can easily remove your partial and clean it at night.
If you prefer a more permanent tooth replacement solution, you can always talk to your dentist in Manchester about receiving implant dentures. Creating a more stable foundation for your new and improved smile, between 4 and 6 dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone and are designed to support a custom-made denture that is attached over the implants. Not only will it continue to stimulate the bone and prevent facial collapse, but implant dentures are capable of lasting decades or longer with proper care and maintenance.
No matter the type of denture you receive, it is important that you have good general oral health. This means, should Dr. Golparvar discover signs of tooth decay or gum disease, you will need to address these problems first before moving forward with your chosen tooth replacement solution. If you are preparing for implant dentures, you will also need ample bone density to support your customized denture.
When meeting with your dentist to discuss your options, he will likely evaluate your jawbone, gum health, and the number of missing teeth to determine if you are a candidate and which type of denture is right for you.
While it is always better to maintain your natural, healthy teeth as long as possible, there are simply instances in which that is not possible. When considering your options for dentures, you can rest easy knowing many great benefits come with these methods of tooth replacement, including: