The Benefits of Removable Dentures
By Putnam Family Dental
October 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentists in Putnam, Connecticut want you to knowdentures

Trying to deal with damaged, infected teeth can be a pain in more ways than one. Your smile's appearance is affected as well as your oral health. It’s time to think about how a removable denture can benefit you. Your dentists at Putnam Family Dental in Putnam, Connecticut want to share what a removable denture can do for you and your smile.

There are many benefits to removable dentures. When you decide on a removable denture, you can count on:

  • The creation of a beautiful complete smile that you can enjoy for years to come
  • The ability to chew your food better, helping your digestion and your health overall

You may even be able to use existing tooth roots or dental implants to provide support for the denture, which will help preserve the bone in your jaws and give you a younger-looking face. The denture is snapped in place over the tooth roots or implants. This type of denture is called an overdenture.

In addition to overdentures, your dentists at Putnam Family Dental offer several options of removable dentures, each with their own benefits. You can choose from:

  • A conventional denture which is placed after your tissue has healed completely, usually in about 6 to 8 weeks. Conventional dentures are sturdy and made to last, so you will only have to get comfortable with wearing one set of dentures.
  • An immediate denture is placed immediately after tooth removal. You never have to go without teeth. After your tissue has healed, the immediate denture will be replaced with a permanent conventional denture.

Removable partial dentures are designed to replace a few teeth, but not an entire arch of teeth. They are typically of two types:

  • A conventional partial denture which is made of durable materials, designed to last
  • A transitional partial denture designed to be temporary, while your tissue is healing.

Discover the benefits of removable dentures by calling your dentists at Putnam Family Dental in Putnam, Connecticut. Don’t wait to get the smile you deserve, call today!