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Hamden Dentist, New Haven Dentist. Dr. Kunal Patel provides Family Dentist, Restorative dentist, Pediatric Dentist, Kids Dentist, Emergency Dentist, Affordable Dentist, Tooth Pain, Teeth Whitening, Teeth Cleaning, Root canal Dentist to Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, East Haven, CT, Wallingford, CT, Shelton, CT, Woodbridge, CT.  Dentist providing gentle quality dentistry, Family Dentist, Kids Dentist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, East Haven, CT, Wallingford, CT, Shelton, CT, Woodbridge, CT.

 

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Dentures & Partial Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

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Dentures and Partial Dentures

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.

Partial Dentures

 A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed (permanent) bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing  crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from  changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has   internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking

Are There Alternatives to Dentures?

Yes, dental implants can be used to support permanently cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for implants. Call us today for consultation.

Dr. Kunal Patel performs dental care services in New Haven ,CT, Hamden, CT, West Haven, CT, East Haven, CT, Wallingford, CT, Shelton, CT: Dental impression, Impression for Dentures, Partial Dentures, Full Dentures, Tooth Replacement, Affordable Dentist, for kids, adults, and seniors.  Specialty Dentistry at Connect Family Dental, With Dr. Patel and his Dental Staff.

How are dentures made?

The denture development process takes about three to six weeks and several appointments. Once your dentist  determines what type of

  • appliance is best for you, the general steps are to:

  • Make a series of impressions of your jaw and take measurements of how your jaws relate to one another and how much space is between them.

  • Create models, wax forms, and/or plastic patterns in the exact shape and position of the denture to be made. You will "try in" this model several times and the denture will be assessed for color, shape, and fit before the final denture is cast.

  • Cast a final denture

  • Adjustments will be made as necessary

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