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By Putnam Family Dental
June 23, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

Find out which type of dentures is ideal for replacing your missing teeth.

If you are missing teeth then you may be doing research to find out more about your tooth replacement options. If you are missing all or most of your teeth then dentures are often the fastest, easiest and most economical way to get a full smile back. Of course, there are a variety of different kinds of removable dentures that our Putnam, CT, family dentists Dr. Alaa Ahmed and Dr. Islam Dehis offer. They include,

Partial dentures

If you still have some healthy teeth remaining then partial dentures will the ideal way to restore those missing teeth. While some forms of partial dentures are bonded into place, our Putnam, CT, dentist also offers removable partial dentures that are held in place with attachments or clasps that connect with healthy natural teeth.

Having removable partial dentures means that you can remove them whenever you want and they can fill gaps in your smile to prevent teeth from shifting out of place.

Full or complete dentures

As you can probably guess, full dentures are designed to replace all teeth. This removable appliance rests on the top of the gums where the false teeth are held in place through suction with the gum tissue. Many patients also use denture adhesives to better hold teeth in place.

Immediate dentures

If you need to have some teeth extracted we won’t be able to place your custom dentures immediately after as the gums need time to heal; however, we can offer immediate dentures. These dentures can provide you with teeth in the interim until your gums fully heal from extraction surgery. Then your custom dentures can be placed.

Custom dentures

Custom dentures are what most patients want because they are made from the highest-quality materials and are custom-fitted to each patient’s mouth. In order to get custom dentures, we will need to take oral impressions. A dental lab will use these molds of your teeth to create a set of dentures that provide an ideal and comfortable fit.

Implant-supported dentures

If you are looking for an even longer-lasting solution for replacing your missing teeth then you may be considering dental implants. This artificial tooth root isn’t just designed to replace a single tooth, it can also support dentures. If you are already a denture wearer who is interested in getting implants, know that 4-6 implants can be placed along the jawbone to hold your current dentures in place.

Have questions about removable dentures? If so, our Putnam, CT, dentists are here to answer your questions. Call Putnam Family Dental today at (860) 928-5334.

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.

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!