If you’ve lost any number of teeth, don’t lose any time in replacing them! Getting dentures will usually make all the difference when it comes to eating and speaking normally again. And with modern techniques and materials we can give you a durable set of false teeth that look like the real things. Whether you’ve only lost one tooth or an entire arch, get in touch with Dr. Rensch or Dr. Laster as soon as possible to ask about dentures in Hamden.
When all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing, they can be replaced by full dentures, which are typically made of gum-colored acrylic base that supports a row of artificial teeth. Your gums create natural suction to hold the dentures in place, though you can use a special adhesive to add more stability.
Partial dentures are used when you still have plenty of teeth in the arch requiring restoration. Each one is uniquely designed to fit around your remaining teeth and fill in the gaps. Unlike full dentures, partial dentures have a small metal clip to help them stay in place.
After we decide that you are a candidate for dentures, we can begin the process for creating your completely personalized false teeth. Some preparatory work, such as extracting remaining teeth or treating gum disease, might be required first. After that, we can take impressions of your mouth and use them as a guide to create dentures with the correct shape, size and color. After your dentures are complete, you can return to our practice to pick it up; Dr. Rensch or Dr. Laster can give you some advice that will make the adjustment process easier.
Dentures are typically suggested for patients who have:
For patients with enough jawbone density, we might suggest implant-retained dentures; unlike traditional dentures, these are permanently anchored into your jawbone, making them stronger and more stable.
If your dentures are supported by dental implants, you’ll enjoy several additional benefits: