Dentures – Boston, MA
Let Your Smile Shine with Dentures
Dentures have been around for centuries and are the foundation of modern dentistry, helping countless people restore the function and appearance of their smiles. However, over the last several decades, they’ve become more advanced and lifelike, from the high-quality materials they’re crafted from to the technology used to make them. When you choose Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group for your denture, it will be superior in both fit and function, as well as painstakingly crafted from highly esthetic materials that result in a seamlessly natural, lifelike smile. Better yet, if you decide to anchor them with dental implants, our team can personally handle that stage of the treatment process as well. The start-to-finish convenience and unparalleled expertise of our team of prosthodontists make us a top choice for tooth replacement, so feel free to call our dental office today.
Why Choose Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group for Dentures?
- High-End Materials for Top-Tier Esthetic Results
- Team of Board-Certified Prosthodontists
- Dentist-Patient-Ceramist Collaboration With Extreme Attention to Detail
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
If you’re considering getting dentures in Boston, we often recommend them for patients who are missing several or all of their teeth and have enough jawbone density to support them. It’s also ideal for you to treat any lingering oral health problems before receiving your restoration, like cavities and gum disease. Once the full or partial dentures are seated within the mouth, patients will be able to enjoy a variety of benefits, most importantly among them, boosted confidence, restored facial appearance and a new outlook on life.
Types of Dentures
During your consultation, your prosthodontist will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth to help determine which type of denture would best fit your situation. They’ll also complete a cancer screening just to confirm that there’s nothing worrisome regarding your gums and other oral structures. Depending on your smile goals and our findings, you may be able to decide between a partial, complete, or implant denture.
Partial dentures come in many forms to address unique needs. They are normally crafted with a plastic base, metal framework, and artificial teeth that are customized to recreate those that are missing. They attach to nearby teeth with metal clasps or with precision connections built into crowns that have been added to adjacent teeth.
Dental bridges, often called fixed partial dentures, are another option. Fixed partial dentures are made up of one to three artificial teeth that are held in place by dental crowns on teeth adjacent to the gap. If you are looking for a secure and reliable partial denture, you may want to consider implant partials. Just as with implant dentures, partials held in place by implants keep your jawbone strong and healthy by stimulating the bone.
Traditional complete dentures are removable restorations that rest gently on your gums and are held in place by suction or with the aid of a dental adhesive. They are created using fracture-resistant acrylic resin for the base and highly esthetic, natural-looking denture teeth..
These lifelike restorations can dramatically improve the appearance and function of your smile. Our in-house dental technicians will work closely with your prosthodontist to achieve a precise fit that looks and feels like natural teeth. Complete dentures are a complex treatment therapy that should be treated by our specialists, and not by a general dentist.
With proper care, conventional dentures should last for a long time. However, they will require some gradual adjustments as the bone in your jaw shrinks from the lack of stimulation that tooth roots provide. Due to these changes, you will periodically need to have your dentures adjusted, relined, or remade.
Any type of restoration, including dental bridges and full dentures, can be supported by anywhere from two to eight dental implants that are surgically placed below the gumline and into the jawbone. They act as a replacement for your original tooth roots, providing crucial stimulation and blood flow to the jaw to keep it from resorbing with time, which can also change your facial structure.
When supported by dental implants, full or partial dentures will never slip or shift within the mouth, and they’ll look and function as close to your natural teeth as possible, offering a new lease on your smile.
The Benefits of Dentures
When you invest in dental implants to aid in supporting your complete or partial dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of benefits, including:
- Boosted confidence as a result of a complete smile.
- Improved oral health.
- Remarkably lifelike replacement teeth.
- Improved biting and speaking abilities.
- Easy to maintain.
- Great longevity & high success rate, especially for implant options.
- Improved nutrition.