What Are Removable Dentures?
By Putnam Family Dental
August 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures  

Removable DenturesDentures are one of the most reliable methods available to restore your smile after full or partial tooth loss. Removable dentures come in several styles and are designed to look and function like natural teeth. The dentist at Putnam Family Dental, Dr. Alaa Ahmed and Dr. Islam Dehis offer a full range of cosmetic and general dentistry services for patients of all ages.

Family Dentistry in Putnam, CT

Missing teeth are obviously a major cosmetic problem, as your smile is one of the most prominent and distinctive features. Tooth loss understandably takes a toll on confidence and self-esteem, and can affect everything from your professional opportunities to social interactions. But tooth loss also poses a number of oral and general health risks, starting with nutrition. Whether you are new to tooth loss or have been living with it for years, removable dentures can get you back on track.

Dentures are held in place by the base, which is made of plastic resin and designed to fit comfortably and securely over your gums and palette on the upper jaw. The prosthetic teeth are designed to look and function like your natural teeth so that you can smile, laugh, eat, and speak with confidence.

Other Side Effects of Tooth Loss

When a tooth falls out or is extracted, the bone tissue in the gums begins to erode. Over time, your gums begin to shrink and the skin around the mouth and cheeks can become sunken and hollow, making you look older. Dentures can improve your smile and your overall appearance.

Types of Dentures

  • Immediate dentures - temporary pair that you can wear while you wait for your dentures to be ready or while you heal from extractions
  • Conventional full dentures - a permanent pair designed to fit perfectly over your alveolar palette
  • Transitional partial dentures - a temporary and affordable option available to use while your gums heal from extraction or to maintain space while you wait for your dental restoration or implants
  • Removable partial dentures - a metal based alternative to bridgework or dental implants

Find a Family Dentist in Putnam, CT

For more information about removable dentures and other dental restoration options, contact Putnam Family Dental by calling 860-928-5334 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahmed or Dr. Dehis today.