Missing teeth affect your life in a number of ways. Your nutrition is affected because you’re no longer able to properly chew your food. This limits the foods you can eat and makes digestion more challenging. Your confidence and self-esteem are affected when you’re missing multiple teeth. You may feel embarrassed and self-conscious about smiling and talking to people. Well, the good news is there are options for replacing multiple missing teeth, and there is no case that is hopeless. Your Putnam dentist explains your options.
What is a Partial Denture?
Also known as a partial, this removable appliance is a good option for those who still retain some of their own teeth. It snaps into place like a retainer and anchors to your existing teeth with metal clasps. Your partial fills in the gaps with prosthetic teeth that are custom designed to match your existing teeth and complement your smile.
What is a Full Denture?
A denture is also a removable appliance that is designed to replace a full arch of teeth. Your denture will stay in place through suction and a snug fit, or dental adhesives. While there is a bit of a learning curve when you’re eating and talking with your dentures at first, you’ll certainly appreciate how they immediately complete your smile and restore your confidence.
What are Implant Supported Dentures?
Dental implants are now being used to help support dentures, providing a more secure fit. Two dental implants are placed both on your upper and lower jawbones, and after the appropriate amount of healing time, your denture can snap into your implants creating a foundation that provides better support.
With implant supported dentures you’ll never have to worry about your dentures slipping or moving while you talk or chew. They can still be removed for cleaning and sleeping at night. Implants are giving denture wearers options they never had in the past.
If you’re looking for dentures in Putnam, CT look no further than Dr. Walter McGinn and Dr. Carolyn McGinn. This highly skilled team has been providing premiere dental care for patients in Putnam for decades. They’ve had numerous hours of advanced training and they can help you determine the best options for replacing your missing teeth.
Drs. McGinn are a friendly and caring team who understand what it’s like to live with missing teeth. With this understanding they can help guide patients through the process of selecting the right option and then getting the treatment they need and deserve. Don’t let missing teeth hold you back from life any longer! Contact our office to learn more about your options.