Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth that surround tissues and bone. Two types of dentures exist, depending on a patient’s oral condition: removable partial and complete. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain, while a complete denture is used to completely replace all teeth. Dentures are used to restore your smile and function if all or most your teeth have been lost and are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. We design all our full arch restorations using a software technology called Digital Smile Design. An experienced prosthodontist, Dr. Damon Jenkins has advance training facial aesthetics and leverages this digital software to design immediate dentures in Coventry, CT,specifically to improve your smile and basic dental function.
Because complete and partial dentures are removable, they may require several adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth. Dentures should be removed each night to be cleaned and brushed. A soft bristle toothbrush or washcloth can be used to clean the tissue and gums. The jaw bone loss that will occur without teeth and normal wear and tear from everyday use may require adjustments to your dentures. Although dentures may require some practice, you will soon adjust and be able enjoy the benefits that a full set teeth can provide!