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Dentures and Partial Dentures – Glastonbury, CT

Beautiful, Functional & Complete Tooth Replacement

If you’re missing teeth, you may be familiar with the ways that this dental issue can affect everyday activities like talking, smiling, and eating. Unfortunately, missing teeth can lead to even larger problems, affecting your oral and overall health. If you’re ready to give yourself a complete smile, we have the answer! Dr. Brad Heim and Dr. John Carroll offer custom-made partial, full, and implant-retained dentures to give you the replacement that works best for your smile. Keep reading to learn more about dentures and which option is best for you.

The Basics of Dentures

Older woman smiling

Dentures have been used for hundreds of years to replace teeth. Thankfully, modern dentures have come a long way since prosthetics made from wood and animal bones. Dentures today are composed of a composite resin, gum-colored base attached to artificial teeth. Some dentures are removable, while others are fixed and can only be taken out by your dentist in Glastonbury. There are 3 different types of dentures that we offer, and the prosthetic that we recommend for your smile will depend on the condition of your oral health as well as specific needs.

Partial Dentures

Different types of dentures

Partial dentures are the best denture solution for those who still have some of their natural teeth. Depending on the number of teeth that you’re missing and where you’re missing them, we can use a partial denture that is held in place with clasps or dental implants. This denture fills the gaps in your smile like putting together the missing pieces to a puzzle, which allows you to keep your remaining natural teeth intact. Partial dentures can come in fixed or removeable options, but we will recommend the solution that works best for you after examining your mouth.

Full Dentures

Illustration of partial dentures

Full dentures are still the fastest way to receive a complete smile replacement. Our dentures in Glastonbury are custom-made to give you a smile that you’ll be proud to show off. The light and flexible gum-colored base is attached to artificial teeth, and it’s designed to rest on top of your gums, staying in place with natural suction. You can also use mild denture adhesive to secure your full denture for day to day use. During the night, you can take them out to give your gum tissue a rest and soak them in cleaning solution to keep your mouth healthy.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Full dentures

If you want the strongest, most natural looking and feeling denture, this option is for you. An implant-retained denture combines the benefits of dentures and implants to give you a sturdy and beautiful full smile replacement. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed in your jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Once these are placed, they can be used to support your denture. The result is a strong smile that allows you to chew through all of your favorite foods. Plus, dental implants stimulate your jaw to prevent it from deteriorating after tooth loss.

Are you ready to get your full smile back? Contact our office today for a beautifully complete replacement.