Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Greenwich, CT
More than 60% of adults in the United States are missing one or more teeth. Tooth loss can diminish your confidence and overall quality of life. At Greenwich Dentistry in Greenwich, Connecticut, cosmetic dentists Sean Sutton, DDS, Mark Sutton, DDS, and their expert team offer full and partial dentures to give you the full set of teeth and the aesthetically pleasing smile you deserve. Book an appointment with Greenwich Dentistry, serving Greenwich, Connecticut, and surrounding areas, by phone or online to learn more about your options.
What are dentures?
Dentures are artificial teeth that replace multiple missing teeth to perfect the appearance and function of your smile. They can improve your speech, chewing ability, and self-confidence. The expert dental team at Greenwich Dentistry offers a wide array of dentures to fit your personalized needs, lifestyle, and preferences.
What are the different types of dentures:
Some of the different types of dentures available at Greenwich Dentistry include:
- Full dentures: replace all of your natural teeth
- Partial dentures: replace some of your natural teeth
- Fixed dentures: dentures that aren’t removable
- Conventional dentures: removable full or partial dentures
- Immediate dentures: dentures placed the same day as tooth extraction
- Overdentures: dentures that fit over your natural remaining teeth
- Implant-supported dentures: fixed dentures attached to dental implants
To find out which type of dentures are right for you, your Greenwich Dentistry provider reviews your medical and dental history, examines your teeth and gums, takes dental X-rays, and discusses your lifestyle and preferences. You might first require tooth extraction prior to getting dentures.
What happens when getting dentures?
During the first step of getting dentures, your provider takes digital scans of your mouth so a dental lab can fabricate new artificial teeth. If you’re a candidate for implant-supported dentures, your provider surgically implants metal posts into your jawbone and allows the implants to heal.
When the dentures are ready your dentist makes sure they fit properly over your gums or teeth, or securely attaches them to dental implants.
How should I care for my new dentures?
It’s important to keep your dentures clean, whether they’re fixed or removable. Brush dentures and your gums regularly to reduce bacteria. Use special dentures cleaning solution to keep removable dentures clean or soak them in water when they’re not in your mouth.
Avoid placing dentures in hot water. Call your dentist if they get damaged or break and schedule routine dental exams every six months.
Don’t live with tooth loss when a full set of beautiful teeth is within reach at Greenwich Dentistry. Call the office or use the online scheduler to find out if dentures are right for you.
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