At Nova Dental, Dr. Guldalian offers natural-looking dentures to restore your smile and your self-confidence. The team at Nova Dental will help you feel confident with your full or partial dentures, and get you smiling again!
Missing teeth can negatively affect your oral health and confidence, and interfere with your daily life. Whether you are missing one or multiple teeth, Dr. Guldalian and the team at Nova Dental can help! At our office, we specialize in crafting high-quality, comfortable dentures that will give you your smile back. Schedule your consultation today to learn more!
Partial dentures are an efficient and affordable method of relacing one or more missing teeth. A plastic or metal framework is used to support one or more false teeth. Then, this framework attaches to your remaining healthy teeth, and the false teeth rest in the sockets where your missing teeth used to be.
Partial dentures are a good temporary option for restoring your teeth as you explore long-term tooth replacement options like dental bridges or implants. Some patients may opt to keep wearing partial dentures rather than choosing one of these alternative treatments. We recommend asking Dr. Guldalian about your options to determine whether or not partial dentures are right for you.
Full-arch dentures are an ideal way to restore the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth. They are only recommended for patients who have lost most or all of their natural teeth because they are intended to fit perfectly over your gums. This means that if you have any remaining teeth, they must be extracted before your dentures can be fitted.
Your full-arch dentures will consist of a special acrylic base, to which a full set of false teeth are attached. They’ll be held into your mouth using friction, though dental adhesive can also be used to provide a more secure hold. By replacing all of your natural teeth, dentures will restore both your bite and your smile.
Once you get your dentures, Dr. Guldalian will provide you with a comprehensive set of instructions to follow to keep them clean. But the basic steps for both partial and full dentures are simple.
First, you should brush your dentures once per day with a toothbrush and a clear, non-scented soap that rinses away cleanly. This helps prevent the buildup of bacteria. Don’t use toothpaste, as it’s too abrasive for your dentures.
You should use a separate toothbrush to brush your teeth with toothpaste if you wear a partial. If you wear full dentures, you can use this toothbrush with water to brush your gums gently. This helps keep them clean.
You should also rinse your dentures after each meal to remove food particles. Use warm or cool water. Hot water can rinse your dentures.
You also should remove your dentures at night and soak them in a denture cleaner overnight. This helps sanitize them, and gives your gums time to rest after wearing your dentures all day.
Both full and partial dentures have some unique benefits compared to alternative treatments. First, both types of dentures are typically covered by dental insurance. Dentures are typically more affordable than other replacement options, so if you are missing your teeth and you’re on a budget, dentures may be the best choice for you.
Full dentures also have the obvious benefit of restoring your smile and your bite, allowing you to eat, speak and smile normally once again. In addition to restoring your smile, partial dentures help prevent some of the complications associated with tooth loss, such as teeth shifting toward the empty socket where your missing tooth used to be.
No. In fact, dentures make it a lot easier to talk or eat if you’ve lost most or all of your teeth. Losing multiple teeth makes it much harder to speak clearly, and may also interfere with your ability to eat your favorite foods.
Whether you get full dentures to replace all of your teeth, or you get partial dentures to replace only a few teeth, your new dentures will make it easier for you to eat and to speak clearly, especially compared to not replacing your teeth at all.
However, it is true that dentures will require some getting used to. After all, they’re not natural teeth, and they don’t have nerves that help you feel things and chew properly. They also may shift slightly when you chew and eat.
Stick with it, though. Once you get used to your new full or partial dentures from Nova Dental you’ll be able to eat your favorite foods, smile with confidence, and speak clearly for years to come.
This depends on a lot of different factors like your overall oral health, how well you care for your dentures, and more. But, on average, a set of full dentures will last between 5-7 years. Just like natural teeth, dentures become worn and stained over time as you eat, speak, and bite.
Dentures may also fit improperly after a while due to changes in the structure of your mouth. After you lose your teeth, your jaw will tend to shrink. If these changes alter the fit of your dentures significantly, they may need to be replaced.
Partial dentures usually last longer than full dentures, since they replace fewer teeth and undergo less overall stress, since they can work alongside your remaining healthy teeth. They typically last between 5-10 years, but can last longer than this in some cases.
To make sure your full or partial dentures are in good shape, we recommend seeing Dr. Guldalian for six-month appointments at Nova Dental. She will check on your dentures, ensure your teeth and gums are healthy, and let you know whether or not your dentures will need to be replaced in the near future.
If you are missing one or more teeth in Woburn and are interested in restorative dentistry, Dr. Guldalian is here to help. Schedule an appointment now with Nova Dental, and we can help you explore your options for restoring your teeth. Contact us at (781) 369-5722 for a consultation, or stop by our office at 304 Cambridge Road, Suite 340, Woburn, MA 01801.