Dentist Offering Full & Partial Dentures in Medford
After significant tooth loss, replacement with full or partial dentures in Medford is an excellent option for people who need a fast, affordable solution to tooth loss. A full denture replaces an entire row of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures click into place with remaining natural teeth, much like a missing puzzle piece. Dr. Gary Rosenfeld provides natural-looking partials and dentures for patients in our part of New York! Keep reading to learn more about the quality tooth replacement.
Dentures: An Overview
Dentures are composed of sturdy plastic materials and are affixed in a gum-colored base set on metal. They look remarkably similar to natural teeth. Partial dentures are customized to blend well with the rest of the smile.
Dentures are completed in about a month, providing an efficient solution following partial or total tooth loss. To create your denture, your dentist will take impressions (or molds) of your teeth and send the information to a lab, where the partial or denture will be crafted to match the specific dimensions of your smile.
A complete denture is held in place with natural suction. A denture adhesive may provide additional security for the replacement teeth. A partial denture is secured with metal clasps or brackets, and it clicks securely into place without the need for a denture adhesive.
When cared for properly, a denture can be expected to last from five to seven years before replacement is needed. Take note of how your denture feels — if you notice it beginning to lose its fit or become uncomfortable, get in touch with your dentist right away. A relining or refitting may be necessary.
Benefits of Traditional Dentures
Whether full or partial, traditional dentures offer patients a number of advantages. Some of the most notable include:
- Restored ability to chew, speak, and smile
- Creates volume in the face
- Completed quickly
- Prevent orthodontic issues in cases of partial tooth loss
Caring for Dentures
Take proper care of your partial or complete denture to ensure it provides a comfortable, effective replacement for as long as possible. Proper denture care requires routine cleaning — brush your denture at least once a day. After meals, remove and rinse your denture. Brush your remaining teeth, your tongue, and gums before putting the denture back in. Soak your denture in water or a denture cleanser while you sleep.
When you handle your denture, avoid breaking it by placing a towel on hard surfaces to cushion any accidental drops. Do not use toothpaste on your denture — it is too abrasive and may scratch the delicate material. Never expose your denture to hot water or store it in extreme heat to avoid warping the prosthetic.
Let’s Get Started Today!
If you have suffered from significant tooth loss, don’t wait to get started with a quality replacement. Full and partial dentures in Medford provide a great solution, and our dental team at Island Daily Dental Care provides them. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment today!