Dentures – Concord, NH

How You Can Get Affordable Tooth Replacement

an older woman smilingMillions of Americans are suffering from tooth loss every day, according to professional organizations like the American College of Prosthodontists. According to them, it’s estimated that approximately 40 million people are missing all of their teeth. With dentures from our dentists at Generations Dental Care, you can rebuild your smile and start expanding your diet. Full, partial and implant-retained dentures offer patients an affordable and long-term solution to missing teeth.

If you’re ready to get started restoring your smile, don’t hesitate to contact our office today and schedule a consultation!

What are Dentures?

full set of denturesDentures are restorative dental appliances custom-made to fit your mouth exactly. They consist of a pink-colored base that matches your existing gum tissue and are fitted with porcelain teeth to provide the most natural appearance possible. Regardless of the type of denture you choose, you can expect sufficient function that will last you for many years when properly cared for. You’ll gain extra confidence in eating more foods and speaking with your friends and family.

How Are Dentures Made?

Once teeth are extracted, the remaining bone and gum tissue needs time to establish a new shape. When your mouth has reached this shape, our dentists will start taking molds and impressions of your existing mouth. These molds are then sent to a dental lab where your custom dentures are designed to ensure a proper fit, bite and appearance. Over the next few weeks, you’ll come back for follow-up appointments so adjustments can be made to your denture as needed.

Full, Partial and Implant-Retained Dentures

Dentures have been around for hundreds of years, and over this time many variations have been made to solve a wide variety of dental problems. If you’re only missing a few teeth, partial dentures can be made to replace exclusively these areas, such as the molars. Partial dentures are usually held in place via metal hooks attached to a metal base. These wrap around neighboring teeth to allow for a secure fit.

Alternatively, Full dentures use both a top and bottom arch to replace teeth. They use the shape of your gum line and natural suction to stay in place. During the first few weeks of wear, you may use dental adhesive to keep the denture in your mouth as you adjust. If you’re looking for a way to keep your denture in more securely, implant-retained dentures work in tandem with dental implants placed inside your jaw. With just a handful of implants, you can replace your entire smile and prevent a loose denture from shifting or loosening.

How to Maintain Your Dentures

an older couple smilingDentures are meant to be removeable, which means you’ll need to clean them every day in order to make them last. With proper maintenance, they can last between 7 and 14 years before needing replacement. Over time, you’re going to need them relined as your mouth continues to take shape, a service which our office can easily provide.

To keep your dentures clean, use a dedicated soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleanser to remove food debris and plaque from the porcelain teeth and gum portions of your denture. When not in use, let them soak in cool water, making sure to rinse them off before use. Do NOT use warm or hot water to soak them as this can permanently warp their shape.

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