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Dentures and Partial Dentures – Buzzards Bay, MA

Reliable Tooth Replacement Solutions

Various circumstances, such as gum disease or dental trauma, may have robbed you of a number of your teeth. Perhaps you are even missing all of your teeth. In either case, we invite you to visit us for a restorative dentistry consultation. After we examine your mouth and talk to you about your oral health goals, we may recommend that you receive full or partial dentures.


What Are Dentures?

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There are three basic types of dentures:

A traditional full denture consists of a gum-colored base that is attached to a full arch of artificial teeth. The teeth may be made of acrylic or porcelain. Natural suction or a mild adhesive helps the denture to stay in place throughout the day.

A traditional partial denture is a one-piece prosthetic that can replace multiple teeth at various places throughout a dental arch. You can think of it sort of like a puzzle piece that fits in exactly where it is needed. Small metal pieces help a partial denture to remain secure through eating and speaking.

An implant-supported denture does not rely on suction, adhesive, or metal clips to remain in the mouth. Rather, it is anchored in place by small titanium posts (dental implants) that act as substitutes for the roots of the missing teeth. We often recommend implant-supported dentures as the best option for patients who are candidates for the procedure.

What Advantages Do Dentures and Partials Offer?

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Dentures and partials offer a number of outstanding advantages:

What Is the Dentures Process?

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The exact process for creating traditional dentures varies from patient to patient. We may need to extract some of your remaining teeth and address existing oral health procedures before we provide your prosthetic. Once your mouth is ready, we will take detailed impressions and images of it and use those to design your new teeth. Then, a dental laboratory will create your prosthetic. After we provide you with your new teeth, we will educate you on how to adapt to using them so you can get as much out of them as possible.

The implant-retained dentures process is more complex and may take several months or longer to complete. Our dental implants page has more information about this remarkable treatment.

Would you like to learn more about how our team can restore your teeth with dentures? Contact us today to request a consultation. 

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