Partials & Dentures – Bristol, CT
Enjoy a Complete, Functional Smile
No one ever expects to lose a tooth, but that’s a reality for over 120 million Americans. Although losing a single tooth is devastating, losing several or all your teeth can significantly impact your general and dental health. Not to mention, it’s easy to feel embarrassed by your smile. You don’t need to struggle with the complications associated with tooth loss. We can rebuild your smile with dentures in Bristol. Our office uses the latest advancements in dentistry to closely replicate the teeth you’ve lost to enjoy a solution that looks natural.
Options to Treat Significant Tooth Loss
Now, you have more options than ever to replace your missing teeth. After performing an initial consultation and discussing your goals, you may be a candidate for:
A partial denture is often recommended for patients who have suffered significant tooth loss but still have a couple of healthy teeth remaining. We recreate the teeth you’ve lost using an impression of your mouth. The prosthetic teeth are designed to match the appearance of your natural ones to blend in seamlessly when you smile. They are affixed to a gum-colored base that has a metal framework. This allows it to clip or clasp onto your remaining teeth to hold it in place.
If you’ve lost all your teeth or we can’t save your remaining teeth from needing to be extracted, you might be a candidate for a full denture. We use an impression of your mouth to carefully craft a durable, yet flexible base for your denture. Your prosthetic teeth are held in the base which is attached to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive.
If you prefer a more permanent solution, ask us how we can stabilize your denture using dental implants.
Benefits of Dentures
Your teeth are important for more than just a beautiful smile. They also impact your health and your quality of life. Dentures are an investment because the offer a variety of benefits when treating tooth loss, including:
- Prevents dietary restrictions.
- Improves your oral health.
- Improves your general health.
- Supports your facial tissues for a youthful appearance.
- Restores your ability to speak clearly.
- Improves your confidence.
- Affordable and convenient solution.
- Looks and feels more realistic than ever.
Maintaining Your New Smile
Your denture can last for an average for 5 to 7 years before needing to be replaced if you care for it properly. You can protect your investment using a few simple tips:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to clean your denture daily.
- Soak your denture nightly.
- Don’t expose your denture to heat or let it dry out.
- Place a towel on the counter and floor for a layer of protection when handling your denture.
- Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and maintenance.
Complete Your Smile Today!
Your dentist in Bristol can replace your missing teeth and improve your quality of life using an effective solution. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dentures.
It’s easy to feel excited when you get your dentures. After all, you may think you no longer need to look after your smile. In reality, though, your prosthetic teeth require as much upkeep as natural ones. You should thus care for them properly, or they’ll stop working and risk your oral health. Fortunately, we at Bristol Family Dental are here for you: listed below are some helpful tips on caring for dentures. Please read them over so that your new smile lasts nice and long! Otherwise, call our office for further details.
Remove After Eating
Once you’ve finished a meal, take time to remove and rinse off your dentures. Doing so prevents them from building up food deposits, plaque, and other debris. On the other hand, skipping the rinse would increase your risk of gum disease and other infections.
That said, make sure the rinse doesn’t use hot water. High temperatures, you see, can warp denture material. As such, heated liquids could cause your prosthetic teeth not to fit well.
Clean Your Restoration
Dentists suggest that you clean your dentures once daily. Unlike natural teeth, though, they should be outside your mouth when you do.
For this cleaning process, rely on a soft-bristled toothbrush and some hand soap. Regular toothpaste isn’t appropriate, as its abrasiveness can damage dentures. If available, you could substitute a denture cleanser for the soap.
Time permitting, end the cleaning by placing the dentures in a glass of water or cleansing solution. That way, they won’t don’t dry out and lose shape. Afterward, rinse them thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth.
Keep Your Dentures Safe
You’d be surprised at how easily dentures can get damaged. Given their fragility, then, you’ll want to keep them safe when they’re out of your mouth.
Fortunately, multiple ways to protect dentures exist. One is to place a towel underneath them during the cleaning, as the item would cushion a fall. Another, meanwhile, is to store the prosthetics away from kids and pets.
Remove When You Sleep
When you go to bed at night, it’s best if you take your dentures out. Wearing them to sleep does harm to your oral health.
For example, keeping dentures in restricts gum circulation. Over time, that restriction can result in soft-tissue irritation. Therefore, sleep without dentures so your mouth can recover overnight.
Of course, you shouldn’t set your dentures just anywhere. Please keep them in a soaking solution while you sleep. They could dry out and lose their shape if you don’t.
Once you start wearing dentures consistently, watch for changes in them or your mouth. You may want your dentists to address any should they occur.
If your dentures are damaged or ill-fitted, call your dentist quickly. They could reline or replace the prosthetics as needed. That being the case, don’t try to repair the restorations alone. It’s likely that you’d further degrade them.