Dentures Specialist

Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill

Family Dentists located in Rocky Hill, CT

Dentures are a great option for replacing missing teeth. If you’re looking to replace your teeth with dentures, schedule a visit with the dentists at Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill. They provide comfortable dentures that offer the joy of a brand new smile. Booking an appointment is easy: just call the office in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are oral appliances used to restore your smile if you're missing teeth. Dentures can be categorized as one of three types: temporary, partial, and complete.

Temporary dentures

Temporary dentures keep your smile full if you’re undergoing a procedure to replace a missing tooth, like dental implants or a bridge. Your temporary denture attaches to your mouth with a metal wire that looks like a retainer and fills in your smile where you’re currently missing teeth.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are an excellent solution for restoring your smile if you’re only missing a few teeth. They attach to your smile with a gum-colored plastic base that holds your artificial teeth in place, enabling them to work side-by-side with your natural teeth.

Complete dentures

If you’re missing all of your teeth or are planning on getting extractions to remove your remaining teeth, then you’re a candidate for complete dentures. These replace all of the teeth in either one or both of your dental arches.

Complete dentures attach to your mouth through suction, adhesive, or dental implants, and can either be immediate or conventional. With conventional dentures, your dentist makes a mold after your gums have fully healed from your extractions, which can take between 8-12 weeks, during which time you go without teeth.

If you want to avoid being temporarily toothless, you can get immediate dentures. These are ready to wear as soon as you have your extractions. The size and shape of your gums will change as you heal from your extractions, however, leaving immediate dentures to require more adjustments and relining.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Replacing your teeth with dentures has several benefits, including:

  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Enhanced appearance
  • Better-supported facial muscles
  • Improved speech
  • Easier eating and digestion

There have been improvements in denture technology over recent years, making today’s dentures more comfortable and natural-looking than ever.

Does it take time to adjust to dentures?

Dentures significantly improve the overall functioning of your mouth, but they also take a little getting used to, since the muscles in your mouth need time to learn how to work with the new appliance. 

Because of this, your dentures might feel slightly uncomfortable or bulky at first, and you might notice an increased flow of saliva. These feelings of discomfort will subside within a few weeks, though, after which you’ll speak better, chew more easily, and have an improved sense of ease and comfort.

To find out more about dentures, schedule a consultation with Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill today by calling the office.