Dentures in Holden, MA
At Holden Family Dentistry, we offer full and partial dentures for our patients who need tooth replacement. Dentures are among the most popular dental services for people missing teeth and who want to improve their oral health and restore their beautiful smiles.
If you’re interested in learning more about dentures, call our dental office to schedule a consultation. Our experienced and skilled dental specialists will work with you to find the best solution for your needs and budget.
Who needs dentures?
You may need to replace missing teeth for several reasons. Your teeth may have fallen out because of periodontal disease or a lack of good oral hygiene routines, or maybe you have dental problems due to genetics or oral trauma. Tooth loss can also be a side-effect of other health conditions, such as cancer or radiation therapy.
You may need dentures if you:
- are missing all of your natural teeth
- have severe tooth decay and need many teeth removed
- need to replace an entire row of teeth
- are missing multiple teeth but don’t qualify for other dental treatments like dental implants
Who shouldn’t get dentures?
There are a few reasons you may not be a good candidate for dentures.
- If you only have one missing or failing tooth, dentures probably aren’t the best option.
- If there is insufficient bone left in your jaw, dentures may not work for you.
- If you have a sensitive gag reflex and cannot get used to wearing dentures, you may need to explore different dental treatments to replace your missing teeth.
Types of Dentures
At Holden Family Dentistry, we offer full dentures and partial dentures.
Full dentures replace all of the natural teeth in a person’s mouth. If you are missing all of your teeth, or if most of your teeth are badly decayed, you may need conventional full dentures. In this case, all of your teeth will be removed, and you will need to take time for your gums to heal, which may take a few months. You will be without teeth until the full dentures can be placed during this time.
On the other hand, immediate full dentures are placed in your mouth immediately after your teeth have been removed. Because your jaw bone may change shape as it heals, you’ll need to follow up with our dentist to refit and tighten the dentures.
If you are missing some but not all of your natural teeth, you may need a partial denture. They are similar to dental bridges, except you can remove them. Like full dentures, removable partial dentures can be taken out and cleaned daily, usually with a denture cleaning solution.
Benefits of Dentures for Improved Oral Health
Dentures have plenty of benefits that make them a popular choice for tooth replacement.
- Improved speech
- Increased self-esteem and improved appearance
- May be cheaper than other oral appliances
- Functional and comfortable
- Support facial muscles
- Ability to eat a wide variety of foods
What is the process for getting dentures?
The process for getting dentures includes:
- Consultation: If you think you may need dentures, the first step is to consult with our dentist to determine if you are eligible. The dentist will examine you to ensure a healthy mouth and strong jaw bone to support dentures.
- Getting dentures made: If the dentist decides that dentures are a good solution for your missing teeth, the dentist will take measurements and mold your remaining teeth to ensure that your new artificial teeth are a perfect fit for your mouth.
- Fitting: Once the dentures have been made, you’ll get a fitting to make sure they are comfortable in your mouth and fit without pain or other issues. If necessary, adjustments will be made at this time.
- Adjustment period: Now, you just need to adjust to your new teeth! It may take some time to adapt to eating and speaking with your new teeth, but you’ll feel back to normal in no time.
- Care for your dentures: Once your new dentures are in place, you must maintain good oral hygiene habits and continue to visit our office for preventative dentistry visits. You should also use the appropriate mouth rinse to keep your dentures clean and to avoid certain oral bacteria that can build up. In addition, regular brushing when you remove your dentures will help ensure your overall oral health.
Get Your Dentures at Holden Family Dentistry
Dentures are an excellent solution for those who have lost teeth. Contact us today to learn more about our restorative dental services and comprehensive dental care!