Losing your teeth can be hard to deal with both physically and emotionally. Eating and speaking suddenly become very difficult and embarrassing. Missing teeth can make you look much older than you are and force you to hide your smile. Wearing dentures can restore your functionality and beauty while helping you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
Patients who visit our Northborough dental office are often amazed at the number of options they have. Dr. Gauthier can present you with many choices for the restoration of teeth including dental bridges, dentures and dental implants. In many cases, Dr. Gauthier is able to perform a full mouth reconstruction that preserves the natural teeth, restoring their health and beauty for a long-lasting smile.
What are Dentures?
A denture is a prosthetic device that can replace an entire arch of teeth. They are held in place by a flesh-colored acrylic base that will fit over the gums. Upper dentures will also cover the roof of your mouth while bottom dentures are shapes like a horseshoe. A partial denture can replace a few missing, basically filling in the gaps in your smile. It is held in place with a metal framework that attaches to the remaining natural teeth. Replacing your missing teeth with dentures is a great way to regain your confidence and allow you to chew and speak much easier.
Dentures can be removable or secured with dental implants. Dr. Gauthier will recommend implant dentures when appropriate. Benefits of implant-secured dentures include:
There are no worries about them falling out when you eat or speak since they are secured permanently
The dental implants replace the tooth root preventing bone loss
You will have the ability to eat foods without restrictions
There is no need for adhesives to keep them in place
They resemble natural teeth
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Dentures & Partials What to Expect
Today’s cosmetic dentures are far superior to traditional dentures and false teeth. Designed to fit securely and comfortably, cosmetic dentures use the latest tooth-like materials to look and function like natural teeth. Whether you need full dentures to replace all or your teeth or just need partial dentures, Dr. Gauthier can help you get the smile you deserve that looks and feels great.
For patients who wish for a more secure alternative to removable dentures, Dr. Gauthier may suggest dental implant-secured dentures, also known as “all-on-four” or implant dentures. If you already have dentures, Dr. Gauthier can develop a treatment plan to place dental implants that will give your denture a more secure and stable fit. Patients do not need to worry about going without their teeth. Dr. Gauthier offers same day treatment options that provide for an immediate restoration of esthetics and function.
Dentures secured by dental implants eliminate the need for glues, adhesives, soaks, or rinses and restores normal chewing function. No more worrying about them slipping around in your mouth or fearing that they will fall out. Implants also help to prevent bone loss in your jaw bone. Our dental care team will help coordinate the surgical phase of your treatment plan from the comfort of our dentist office in Northborough, MA.
Most patients are good candidates for implant-secured dentures. There are only a few circumstances that may prevent you from getting them. For example, if you have gum disease, you will have to get that addressed first to provide a healthy foundation for the denture. Consult with Dr. Gauthier for more information.
Yes. They are perfect for patients who have previously had traditional dentures, and are looking for a fixed and permanent solution. We will recommend them as long as your gums are healthy and you do not have any other oral health issues.
No. Dentures can not be whitened like natural teeth. The material is not affected by whitening gels or treatments. Although, you can take steps at home to prevent stains from setting in. Clean your dentures regularly to prevent them from becoming discolored.