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With advances in dentistry, fewer people need to wear full dentures. If you have older ones or think you may need dentures, now is a good time to take advantage of what modern denture technology has to offer. Watertown Dentistry can replace worn-out dentures with custom-made, state-of-the-art ones that blend not only with your skin color but also with your hair and eye color, giving your “false teeth” the most natural look possible.
There are two types. Partials, like bridges, replace one tooth or several, and are held in place by metal clasps that fit onto remaining natural teeth. Completes, also called full dentures or false teeth, are used when all natural teeth are missing. Though have long been held in place by suction, they can now be held in by dental implants. The dental implants work similarly to how the natural root worked. They provide stability and support for the denture attached to them, while maintaining gum and bone structure. Though more invasive at the start, implant-support act more like real teeth, making eating and talking more comfortable. They also protect your mouth from unnecessary bone deterioration and the accumulation of germs and plaque that can lead to infection and periodontal disease.
To keep your smile attractive and healthy, partials and completes need to be cleaned every day, just like natural teeth.
If you have suffered tooth loss, you may wonder what the best choice is for you. Our dentist can help you decide which option will work best for your unique needs.