Dentures and Partials are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all or some of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health.  That’s because Dentures and Partials make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth- things that people often take for granted.

When you lose teeth, facial muscles can sag making you look older.  Dentures and Partials can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile.  They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much.  Dentures and Partials may even improve the look of your smile.

There are so many different types of Dentures and Partials that reading all of that information can and will overwhelm you. Dr. Gianino will plan, design and fabricate the type of appliances that work best for you.  There are many materials to choose from.  They can range from very simple to complex.  A complete dental exam including x-rays, digital photos and gum exam is often required.  Dr. Gianino will sit with you and discuss your specific problems and offer customized solutions.  There can be quite a bit of Dental Engineering that goes into the design of these appliances.

Types of Dentures

  • This full removable denture is made and placed in your mouth after all the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months.
  • This removable denture is inserted on the same day the remaining teeth are removed. Dr. Gianino will take measurements and make models of jaw and teeth during a preliminary visit.  These models along with digital photos will help Dr. Gianino convey to his Dental Laboratory information to help re-create what you look like.  You don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period, but will need to have this transitional denture relined during the healing period.  A permanent Denture will be fabricated after all of the healing has completed.  This usually is a minimum of 12 weeks.
  • Sometimes some of your teeth can be saved to preserve your jawbone and provide stability and support for the denture.  An overdenture fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth after they have been prepared by Dr. Gianino.  Implants can serve the same function to secure the overdenture in place.

Types of Partials

  • All Acrylic. This is usually a transitional removable partial. It has very few teeth and is used for the short term healing period.  It can be bulky and lacks strength.
  • This removable partial is a combination of a cast alloy and acrylic teeth and acrylic gums.  It is strong and durable and has many applications.  It anchors on healthy teeth using flexible metal arms for retention.
  • These thermoplastic partials are heated under water prior to inserting.  The warm temperature makes the flexible arms temporarily soft for a more comfortable insertion.  These types of partials are used when the remaining teeth have mobility due to Periodontal disease.
  • Precision partials combine Crowns with small connectors with precision crafted partials that latch onto the customized crowns.  The benefit of these types of partials is that there are no unsightly wires.  Often, the teeth that are remaining have large, older silver fillings that necessitate crowns.  Precision fitting Partials are custom designed for the need of the patient.

Benefits of Dentures and Partials

  • Replacement of missing teeth for proper eating. This is the number 1 reason Dr. Gianino recommends tooth replacement.  There are a number of research papers that have linked tooth loss and poor function to GI diseases and pre-cursers to cancer.
  • Face and lip support for proper speech and communication.
  • Improved self esteem. Let’s face it, most of us have pride and self image concerns.  Not having teeth and an attractive smile can introvert us.  Life is too short not to laugh.
  • Improved overall health and well being. When we are healthy and can eat the foods that are nutritious it leads to sense of well being.

Call Tia today at the office of Dr. Gianino to see if you could benefit from custom fabricated Dentures or Partials at 978-342-8686

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