Do you want to replace missing teeth but would prefer to avoid costly, invasive procedures? Then our gentle dentists, Dr. Bansal, Dr. Chawla, and Dr. Jun, may recommend that you consider dentures. Dentures are removable, prosthetic dental devices used to restore your smile and boost your self-confidence and health. We offer many different types of dentures in East Boston, Massachusetts, based on your individual needs and which teeth are missing.
There are three main types of dentures available: full dentures, partial dentures, and immediate dentures. Full dentures are shaped like horseshoes and are used to replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower dental arch or both. Partial dentures work in a similar fashion, but there must be some natural teeth remaining in your smile in order for partial dentures to be used. Immediate dentures are prepared and ready to go the minute your teeth are removed, so you never have to go a moment without a full, beautiful smile.
There are many advantages to using dentures. Dentures are easy to make and do not require drilling, surgeries, or shots. Dentures are affordable when compared to other tooth replacement options and can also be adjusted as your smile changes. If you are considering dentures to restore your smile, please contact Dr. Bansal and Dr. Jun, our dentists at East Boston Dental & Orthodontics. We would be happy to schedule a consultation and start you on the road to a more complete, healthier smile.
There are a variety of treatment option available to you to replace one or more missing teeth. These treatments are categorized as bridges, dentures, or implants. A bridge is a replacement tooth that is attached to the teeth on either side of a missing tooth.
To create a bridge, the neighboring teeth first need to be shaped to prepare for the bridge. A partial denture or a full denture may be manufactured for you depending on the number of teeth you are missing.
Dentures are false teeth linked to a pink base that looks like your gums.
Suction holds full dentures in place, replacing an entire arch of missing teeth.
A partial denture replaces several teeth and clips onto existing teeth.
A dental implant is the third restorative option for replacing a missing tooth. An implant is an artificial tooth root that integrated with the bone creating a strong, long-lasting foundation for your restoration. In the case of a single missing tooth, a custom crown will be placed to complete the procedure. When there are several missing teeth, multiple implants can be placed to anchor a bridge or to support a denture. In deciding between a bridge, denture or dental implant, it is important t understand which restoration will best suit your needs and to have the tooth replaced as soon as possible.