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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and the tissues connected to those teeth. It is made of acrylic plastic and sometimes porcelain and metal materials. A denture closely resembles natural gum tissue and teeth.

 

Complete dentures replace all of the teeth, while partial dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from shifting position. Complete dentures are "immediate" or "conventional." An immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture that is inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of the natural teeth. The immediate denture acts as a Band-Aid to protect the tissues and reduce bleeding after tooth extraction. The conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed.

 

A partial denture is for people who still have some of their natural teeth. Dentures are not just for elderly patients. Patients of any age may lose some or all of their teeth and may require a denture of some sort. Because teeth are a permanent part of the body, tooth loss can have an emotional impact on some people. It is important to talk to your dentist about any fears, anxiety, or other emotions you are feeling about tooth loss.

 

We at Avon Dental Group can make a full conventional denture when all teeth have been lost or all extraction sites have healed (up to eight weeks or longer.) The denture process takes about one month and five appointments: the initial diagnosis is made; an impression and a wax bite are made to determine vertical dimensions and proper jaw position; a "try-in" is placed to assure proper color, shape and fit; and the patient's final denture is placed, following any minor adjustments.

 

New denture wearers need time to get accustomed to their new "teeth," because even the best-fitting dentures will feel awkward at first. While most patients can begin to speak normally within a few hours, some patients report discomfort with eating for several days to a few weeks. To get accustomed to chewing with a new denture, start with soft, easy-to-chew foods. In addition, denture wearers may notice a slight change in facial appearance, increased salivary flow or minor irritation or discomfort.

 

The professionals at Avon Dental Group will provide you instruction on proper denture care to ensure a healthy and positive functional new smile.

 

Once you have a new denture, it is important to continue having regular dental checkups so that your dentist can examine oral tissues for signs of disease or cancer. With age, your mouth will continue to change as the bone under your denture shrinks or recedes. To maintain a proper fit over time, it may be necessary to adjust your denture or possibly remake your denture. Never attempt to adjust a denture yourself, and do not use denture adhesives for a prolonged period because this can contribute to bone loss. When in doubt, consult your dentist.

 

Avon Dental Group – 860.673.0451 – Complete Dental Services for Your Entire Family

Avon Dentist. Dr. Frank Lombardi, Dr. Robert Breckinridge, Dr. Peter Knowles, Dr. Daniel Geelan and Dr. Gregory Solof provides Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Family Dentist, Teeth Whitening, Dental Crowns, Emergency Dentist to the following locations: Simsbury, Canton, Farmington. Simsbury Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Family Dentist, Teeth Whitening, Dental Crowns, Emergency Dentist in Avon, Simsbury, Canton, Farmington, Connecticut.

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