At Andover Cosmetic Dental Group, we understand that losing your teeth is a traumatic event. Although the leading cause of tooth loss is gum disease, traumatic injury, and other factors may contribute to losing teeth as well. In Andover, your best option for replacement is with us. We will fit you with a new set of dentures or partials that will make you smile like you did before.
In technical terms, dentures are an oral prosthetic device. These devices are designed with a set of false teeth and are attached to a base that looks like your gums. Dentures are easily personalized and can serve as a natural and realistic-looking replacement for a full set of teeth. If you’re missing just a few teeth, partial dentures can fill in those gaps.
A set of complete dentures, as the name suggests, is constructed and fitted to replace an entire set of teeth. Complete dentures are supported exclusively by the gum tissue and are removable. There are two main types of complete dentures—conventional and immediate.
Immediate dentures are designed to be worn as soon as all of the teeth have been removed from the jaw.
Conventional dentures are ready to be worn somewhere between eight and 12 weeks after complete tooth removal, once the gums have fully healed.
Unlike complete dentures, partial dentures are not always removable—some partials can be permanently fixed in place. Fixed partials are attached to the remaining healthy teeth in the jaw, or to implants that have been surgically placed.
Partial dentures can be designed to replace several teeth at a time, and they don’t even have to be consecutive.
Our skilled team at Andover Cosmetic Dental Group in Andover are committed to fitting our patients with the most beautifully crafted dentures that look and feel like the real thing. Call our office today to schedule a consultation.