Correct Your Smile with Dentures in New Milford, CT
Dentures are a type of removable oral appliance. Our dentist may recommend a denture if you are missing multiple teeth so that you can regain a confident, beautiful smile as well as your ability to speak and eat normally. If you are missing multiple teeth but still have some healthy teeth remaining, our dentist may recommend that you be fitted for partial dentures.
Partial dentures are just what they sound like – a partial set of prosthetic teeth. This appliance is anchored in place through the use of a thin framework or clasps that attach to your remaining natural teeth to provide a secure fit. Your dentures are custom-designed to look natural and allow you to speak, eat, and smile with confidence. They also help to support the volume of your face to give you a healthier overall appearance.
Please be aware that it may take up to six appointments to properly create and fit your dentures. Our dentist and team want to ensure that you enjoy the best possible results and that your appliance is comfortable. We are committed to providing you with the best possible care to meet your oral health needs. We will also examine your denture at each of your regular appointments to make sure that it is in good condition, functioning properly, and does not require any maintenance or repairs.
If you are replacing multiple teeth, our dentist may recommend using an implant-retained denture rather than single-tooth implant restorations to complete your treatment. Implant-retained dentures offer a stable, long-lasting solution for your missing teeth. They are similar to traditional dentures in form but are stabilized by a few strategically placed dental implants. These implants fix the dentures permanently in your mouth to give you a solution that allows you to speak, eat, and smile without worry that your appliance will shift or come loose.
Our dentist will use four, six, or eight implants to anchor the dentures in your mouth. Before the implant placement, he will examine your entire mouth to determine the number of implants you will need. After the implants are placed, and you have had time to heal, the denture will be attached on top to complete your treatment. Implant-retained dentures are a very cost-effective solution, and in many cases, existing dentures can be retrofitted for implants so that you will not need a new denture.