Going about your everyday life can be frustrating and disheartening when you’ve lost several or all of your teeth. Not only do you feel self-conscious about the gaps in your grin, but talking and eating become difficult. That’s why, at Newport Dental Associates, we offer an affordable solution that lets you enjoy a functional and natural-looking smile again – dentures. This classic tooth replacement option has existed for centuries, but the latest dental technology has made dentures in Newport, RI more lifelike than ever before. Call us today to find out how Dr. Baldelli and the rest of our team can create the perfect denture for you!
Depending on your unique needs, oral health, preferences, and budget, you may receive one of the following types of dentures:
A partial denture fills the spaces created when some of the teeth are missing. Artificial teeth are attached to a gum-colored acrylic base that secures onto remaining teeth with metal clasps. Your partial will be customized to mimic your natural teeth and complete your smile like a lost puzzle piece.
If you have an entire arch of missing teeth, a full denture can bring it all back at once. A row of prosthetic teeth rests on top of the pink base, which is designed to stay in place with natural suction against the gums. Denture adhesive can also help to stabilize your new teeth.
Whether you need a full denture or a partial, your prosthetic can be secured onto dental implants. These titanium posts are surgically placed in the jaw to replace the entire structure of missing teeth in Newport. Not only do implant dentures last much longer than traditional dentures, but they also ensure your teeth won’t feel loose, slip around, or fall out.
As a tried-and-true solution to tooth loss, dentures come with many benefits, such as:
A fixed implant denture can essentially be cared for just like natural teeth, but removable dentures require a little more maintenance. Even though your prosthetic teeth cannot get cavities, your gums and other oral tissues are still susceptible to infection. Also, your denture won’t last as long without proper care. Here are some basic maintenance tips for traditional dentures: