Dentures are a popular option for partial- or full-mouth restoration. If you have a large number of missing teeth, or if many of your teeth are riddled with decay and require extraction and replacement, removable dentures can help to renew the appearance of your smile and make performing daily functions (such as speaking and eating) simple once more. Our skilled team of dentists who have years of experience in providing dentures offers both full and partial removable dentures for patients in Cromwell, CT. Full dentures can replace all the teeth in your upper arch, lower arch, or both while partial dentures use some of your natural teeth to support the restoration (similar to that of a bridge). At Preferred Dental of Cromwell, we will help you decide whether full or partial dentures are ideal for your needs. From there, we will have them custom made to look natural. Schedule a consultation with a member of our team to learn more about your options for tooth replacement with dentures.
Best Candidates for Dentures
You may be an ideal candidate for dentures if you have suffered the loss of many teeth but still have healthy gums and a strong jawbone. It's important that your gums and jawbone are healthy because they will need to support your dentures to keep them in place. If you have natural teeth that have incurred damage over the years, these will need to be extracted and your mouth will require some time to recover. During your consultation with one of our dentists, they will examine your mouth and discuss your options for treatment based on your needs and budget.
What To Expect
If needed, our dentist will extract any teeth before taking oral impressions of your mouth. These scans will be sent to our partnered dental laboratory and used to make your custom dentures. Partial dentures will be shaded to match your natural teeth for a seamless appearance. Once your dentures have been made and arrive at our office, you will come in for a fitting session. Our dentists will adjust the fit so that your restoration wears comfortably and feels secure. A member of our team will then come in and go over the best ways you can care for your dentures to ensure that they last for years to come.
It may take some time before your new dentures feel comfortable and natural. After some time, actions, such as speaking and eating, will become easier. If your dentures feel loose, we encourage you to return to Preferred Dental of Cromwell to have your dentures readjusted. At home, you will need to keep your dentures clean by brushing them twice a day. When you remove your dentures, they should be soaked in water to prevent them from drying out. You should continue to schedule your dental examinations and professional cleanings at Preferred Dental of Cromwell so we can monitor the wear and fit of your dentures and the health of your jaw and gums. We also will let you know if you need to have your dentures repaired or replaced. With proper care, your dentures should last for many years.
If you have dental insurance, part of the costs of your dentures will usually be covered by your plan. Our office will contact your insurance company to determine your exact coverage and out-of-pocket expenses. During your consultation with one of our dentists, they will customize your treatment plan so your dentures fit both your needs and budget. To help make your dentures affordable, whether you have dental insurance or not, Preferred Dental of Cromwell accepts many forms of payment, including medical financing. If you have any questions about the insurance plans we accept or how to find and secure medical financing, please contact our Cromwell, CT office. Our team looks forward to working with you and helping to make your dental care more affordable and accessible.
If you have many missing teeth, or if the majority of your teeth are riddled with decay and need to be extracted to preserve the health of your mouth, you still have many options available to achieve the seamless and bright smile you deserve. When you receive treatment with removable dentures, you will be able to eat and speak with ease once more. Our experienced team of dentists is proud to provide this tried-and-true service for Cromwell, CT patients who have experienced tooth loss. To learn more about dentures, or to find out how our team can work to restore your oral well-being, contact Preferred Dental of Cromwell and speak to a member of our skilled team.