Dr. Schechter's Dental Discussion

Posts for: January, 2018

By Bruce R. Schechter, D.D.S.
January 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn more about this tooth replacement option and whether it’s right for you.dentures

Are you dealing with tooth loss? Need a way to replace your missing teeth? If so, then you may be considering whether dentures are the right option for you. From the office of our Milford, CT, family dentist Dr. Bruce Schechter, learn more about this common and popular tooth replacement option.

Q. What types of dentures are available?

A. The two most common kinds of dentures are partial and complete. Just as the name suggests, partial dentures are the best option if you are missing teeth but still have some healthy teeth left, while complete dentures are designed to replace all of your missing teeth.

Q. How do dentures stay on?

A. How dentures stay put will depend on the type of dentures our Milford, CT, dentist decides is the best one for you. Partial dentures often contain attachments or clasps that hook around neighboring healthy teeth to hold them in place. Complete dentures are custom-fitted so they sit close to the gums and create natural suction to hold it in place.

Of course, we know that some patients choose to apply denture adhesives to help stabilize and better hold dentures in place, particularly when speaking or chewing food.

Q. Am I a good candidate for dentures?

A. If you are an adult who is looking to replace missing teeth then this dental appliance could be right for you. Even if you are dealing with significant tooth loss you should have enough healthy gum tissue to support your dentures. If you are looking to replace your missing teeth quickly, inexpensively and without surgery then this could be the best option. It’s also important that you are realistic about what this restoration can do for you. While dentures are made to look like real teeth they won’t function as efficiently or as well as natural teeth.

Do you have questions about getting dentures? Want to find out if this is truly the best solution for you? Then it’s time you scheduled a consultation with our Milford, CT, family and cosmetic dental office.