Dentures in Westford & Bedford
Dr. Wu and Dr. Santamaria at Emerson Dental provide full and partial dentures to replace missing teeth in Westford & Bedford, MA. Call 978-399-0017 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dentures are a type of dental restoration that is used to replace several or all of the teeth on a single arch. There are many options available depending on your needs: traditional complete dentures replace an entire arch of lost teeth, partial dentures replace a portion of an arch, and implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants.
Many patients have the mistaken impression that dentures don’t look natural or that people will know they’re wearing them, yet today’s dentures are more realistic than ever before. No one will ever suspect that your dentures aren’t your own teeth when they’re designed by a skilled dentist.
Types of Dentures
We offer the following types of dentures at Emerson Dental:
Traditional Full Dentures for Edentulous Patients
These removable restorations are used to restore an entire arch of lost teeth. They have a custom-made acrylic base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue and rests on top of your natural gums. Denture adhesive may be used to keep a full denture in place. Complete dentures are only fabricated after your teeth have been extracted and your gum tissue has healed to ensure a correct fit.
Traditional Partial Dentures for Patients Missing Multiple Teeth on One Arch
This solution is removable like a traditional full denture, but because it doesn’t replace all of the teeth on an arch, the acrylic base is attached to your remaining natural teeth, giving it additional stability. Another option is to use crowns on either side of the gap in your smile to secure a partial denture.
Dentures supported by implants can be full or partial, fixed or removable (also known as snap-on dentures or snap-in dentures). If you’re a candidate for dental implant surgery, this is a good option to explore because it prevents bone loss in the jaw, which is common with missing teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
Can I get my teeth pulled and dentures on the same day?
While it is possible to get dentures the same day your teeth are extracted, it is important to remember that the denture you receive immediately following your extraction is simply a temporary solution. Once your gum tissue heals, you can be fitted for a permanent denture.
What are the best dentures to get?
The majority of dentists recommend implant-supported dentures as the best option. You’ll have a stronger bite, a more stable restoration, and you’ll avoid facial collapse, which creates a prematurely aged appearance by preserving the bone in your jaw.
Are there dentures that don’t come out?
Yes, a fixed implant-supported denture is an excellent solution if you don’t want to remove your denture every night before bed.
What are the most natural looking dentures?
There are a variety of solutions that replicate the appearance of real teeth, but choosing a qualified dentist is critical for a truly natural appearance. At Emerson Dental, we take the time to develop a custom denture that is in harmony with your facial features and proportions.
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