Losing teeth due to injury or disease can be disheartening and uncomfortable. Missing teeth make it difficult to show off your smile and comfortably chew your food. On the bright side, dentures are a great way to replace your missing teeth and help you regain confidence and comfort. At DiBella Dental Care, Dr. Sandra Echavarria uses the latest technology to create both full dentures and partials so that you can feel like yourself again.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are replacements for your teeth, made of acrylic or metal. You have the option of either partial or full dentures. Partial dentures replace one or multiple missing teeth that are still surrounded by natural teeth. Partial dentures attach to your natural teeth, providing them support and stability to prevent them from shifting while also functioning as regular teeth.

On the other hand, full dentures are designed to replace all of your teeth, on the upper or lower arch of your mouth or even both. Full dentures support your facial muscles and provide you with the ability to eat regular foods comfortably. The two types of full dentures are immediate and complete.

Immediate dentures are made before extracting your remaining teeth and are placed immediately after the teeth are extracted. This process ensures you can still eat and chew while the gum tissue heals. A complete denture replaces an existing denture. It is often used to replace immediate dentures as a more permanent solution.

What to Expect After Getting Dentures

There is a bit of an adjustment period when first obtaining dentures. Regular tasks like eating and talking may be challenging for the first few weeks or months as you adjust to wearing dentures. However, you will eventually get used to the dentures, and your muscles will adjust to holding the dentures in place, allowing you to complete daily tasks as normal.

As you age, your mouth will change, which means that you will occasionally need to have your dentures refitted or remade. Therefore, you should check in with Dr. Echavarria at least annually to determine whether adjustments need to be made.

Consider Dentures Today in Brookfield, CT

Take back control of your life. To learn more about partial or full dentures, come see us at DiBella Dental Care serving Brookfield, CT. Dr. Echavarria is happy to discuss whether dentures may be right for you and will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your case. Dr. Echavarria and her whole team are dedicated to providing you with considerate care every step of the way. Schedule a consultation today!