Complete Dentures & Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.
They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
Dentures have a lot of possibilities - you can keep the arrangement & shade of your natural teeth.
If you have never been happy with your smile, you have a chance to change the arrangement and the shade of your new denture.
Dr. Violette offers only the finest dental materials available
We never use inexpensive products that may fade or become dull over time. Conversely, our staff always uses the best dental materials available to give you the longest lasting denture possible.
Our dental lab is local in Brockton, MA, and our professionals work very closely with their technicians to make sure your denture is completely what you want. We will never send our lab work overseas to save lab expenses.
Offering both complete dentures and partial dentures
There are two types of dentures - complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
Reasons for complete dentures or partial dentures:
- Complete Denture - Loss of all teeth in an arch
- Partial Denture - Loss of several teeth in an arch
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
A partial denture may also consist of metal clasps that attach to your other teeth to hold your partial in place. This is a removable device, so it can be taken out and cleaned.
A complete denture has no metal parts and should be removed nightly to let the tissue breathe at night to avoid any lesions from starting on your tissue.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process.
Professional denture fitting by periodontal therapists
Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made. Usually 6 months after the teeth have been extracted it is time to do a lab reline.
This is where another impression will be done to pick up any tissue changes and will be processed in the lab.
At this time, the patient will be with out the denture for 8 hours to allow the lab to process the acrylic, so arrangements will need to be made so that you are without your denture.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
What does getting dentures involve?
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks.
Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.
Several appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech & chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.