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Are you self-conscious or uncomfortable because you’ve lost teeth over time? There’s no need to suffer in silence because you can replace your missing teeth with complete or partial dentures. Discover the different types of dentures available and how they can help you reclaim an attractive, confident smile.
What Is the Difference Between Complete and Partial Dentures?
Dentures serve as replacements for teeth that you’ve lost due to injury, disease, or age. The type of denture you need depends on the number of teeth you’ve lost. If you’re missing all of your teeth, then a complete denture would be right for you. But a partial denture would be best if you still have some of your original teeth.
Our denture dentist in New Castle will evaluate the condition of your mouth and teeth and discuss the best type of denture for your specific situation.
How Can A Complete Denture Help You?
A complete denture is a removable prosthesis designed to take the place of an entire row of missing teeth. It can easily replace either an upper or lower arch of teeth. Your specific needs will determine whether you need a single denture or a pair of them. A removable denture is a traditional denture that sits on your gums; you remove it at night to clean. A permanent denture, which is also called an implant-supported denture, is attached to dental implants in your mouth. One of the benefits of an implant-supported denture is that the teeth stay in your mouth 24 hours a day, just like when you had natural teeth.
What Are Transitional Partial Dentures?
A transitional denture is a set of removable partial dentures that provide a temporary replacement for missing teeth. This type of denture is often used for patients who are having teeth extracted in preparation for their conventional dentures. They’re worn while the gums are healing, with the dentist adding more artificial teeth to the transitional denture as more teeth are extracted. As soon as all of the teeth have been extracted, the denture is discarded and replaced by the conventional set of dentures.
What Are Immediate Dentures?
At New Castle Dental Associates, we offer immediate dentures. Our team designs these temporary dentures that you can place in your mouth immediately after all the natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw have been removed. They give you a temporary set of teeth to provide you with the ability to eat and speak while your gums have a chance to heal from the extraction.
Once teeth are removed, the bone in the jaw shrinks because they are no longer holding teeth in place. That causes the gumline to change shape. Dentures that are placed immediately after extractions won’t fit as well as dentures created after the mouth has healed. An immediate denture is a temporary solution so you have teeth while the healing takes place and your mouth adjusts to the feeling of a denture. Then the final denture will be custom-made for you.
What Can a Removable Partial Denture Do for Your Smile?
This type of denture features a gum-colored base as a secure foundation for the replacement teeth. It can be used to hold either one or many teeth and may be held in place by clasps that attach to your remaining natural teeth on either side of the gap. In addition to providing an aesthetic solution for missing teeth, it also serves an important function by preventing any of your remaining original teeth from moving.
Many patients have trusted our dental practice for a removable partial denture in New Castle. Our experienced dentists can determine if these dentures would suit your needs and provide you with an estimate of their cost. Call our practice to arrange for a dental examination to determine your eligibility.
What Is an Implant-Supported Denture?
Implant-supported dentures are a type of full denture, but they’re attached to dental implants so they are not removable. Our knowledgeable dentists can determine whether this option is right for you and estimate your denture implants cost after a dental evaluation.
Same-Day Denture Repairs & Relines
Accidents happen. We understand that dentures may get dropped, cracked, or damaged another way. Should your denture crack, break, or have another problem, call us at (302) 352-2321. We offer emergency denture repairs while you wait – regardless of whether your denture was made by us or another dentist.
There’s never a reason to be embarrassed. We’ve seen dentures that haven been stepped on, bit by the family dog, and dropped in gooey messes. Normal wear-and-tear from daily use can also weaken the denture over time. Whether the denture is cracked, had a tooth fall out, or just needs a professional cleaning, we will do our best to repair it the same day. We understand that it’s difficult to live without teeth, and will do everything we can to assist you.
We also offer denture relines and denture adjustments. It’s normal for the gum line and bone to shrink once they are no longer supporting your natural teeth. As the jaw bone and gum line changes, the denture may not fit as well. Denture relines add material under the denture base so it fits more snugly against the gums and won’t cause sore spots.
At our dental practice, we can help you find the affordable quality dentures and implants that are right for you. Call our office today for more information and an estimate of your costs for a partial or complete denture in New Castle.