Restore Form & Function with Full & Partial Dentures
For hundreds of years, dentures have been the go-to method for replacing missing teeth. Even George Washington wore a pair! While the scope of restorative dentistry has certainly evolved over the years, eventually offering more sophisticated solutions such as fixed bridges or dental implants, many of our patients at Zahner Dental still prefer full or partial dentures when choosing a tooth replacement option because of their ease and affordability. We’re happy to speak with you in depth about your thoughts and concerns when trying to decide on a tooth replacement procedure at our Ellington, CT office; after all, no one knows your mouth better than you!
How do dentures work?
For patients who aren’t familiar with the procedure, it might be hard to visualize how exactly you hold a whole or partial set of new teeth in your mouth every day. Full dentures are used to replace your top row, bottom row, or even both rows of teeth, and we’ll custom-make them to fit your unique features so that they feel comfortable and look great. They stay in place with the help of natural suction to the gums; however, these days, many patients instead choose to have dental implants placed underneath in order to provide a "snap" fit that is more functional and comfortable. At Zahner Dental, we’ll spend as much time as you need ensuring that you’ve got the best fit available with your full dentures.
Partial dentures, on the other hand, work a little differently. They consist of multiple teeth on a gum-colored base, and are created specifically for each patient’s unique tooth replacement needs. When placed, they’ll fit like a puzzle next to your existing teeth! They’re usually attached to your natural teeth with the help of clips or brackets, but more often, patients choose to have implants placed underneath so the clips are invisible. Although partial dentures tend to look similar to fixed bridges, they’re actually still removable, just like full dentures.
Don’t let tooth loss ruin your day – Drs. Warren, Shawn, and Jonathan Zahner are happy to provide you with a variety of effective restorative dentistry options, including full and partial dentures. Zahner Dental can offer you and your family a cozy atmosphere paired with an extensive menu of precise and personalized dental services. Contact our Ellington, CT office today to schedule your first appointment!