DENTURES IN CHESHIRE AND WALLINGFORD CT
When all or most of the teeth are lost, a dental restoration becomes necessary in order to stay healthy. Dentures are restorations that are developed to reestablish the basic functionality of natural teeth. A denture has an acrylic base that replicates gums over which porcelain crowns are attached. The restoration can be supported by gums of the patient or by dental implants. Dr. Kaplan performs a thorough oral check up and recommends the best treatment option for you based on the status of your oral health. We offer a range of dental restorations at our Hamden office to help bring back healthy smiles in our patients. Our restorations have helped us build long-lasting relationships with patients who visit us from Hamden, North Haven,Cheshire,Wallingford CT and surrounding communities.
Teeth loss and oral health
Teeth are an essential part of a healthy oral cavity. When teeth are not in good shape, the oral health gets affected. Teeth loss can occur due to various causes that include gum diseases, decay, trauma and genetic factors. The condition is medically termed as edentulism. Complete edentulism can have the following ill-effects on oral and overall health.
- Speech may become unclear
- Facial skin starts to sag because of lack of support
- Chewing efficiency reduces tremendously
- Changes in intake of nutritious food
- Increased risk of heart problems, kidney problems and diabetes
Dentures – Types and restoration process in Hamden CT
There are different types of dentures available based on the necessities of the patient. The restoration can be supported by gums of the patient or by dental implants which are placed in the jawbone. Implant-supported dentures are highly stable and comfortable to wear when compared to the ones that are supported by gums. The restoration requires healthy jawbone to support the implant.
Dr. Kaplan performs a thorough oral evaluation and recommends the right type of denture for the patient. If the supporting bone has enough volume to hold the implants, an implant retained denture may be a better option. The restoration process, in this case, involves placement of the implant, healing period, fabrication of denture and finally fixing the denture in place. About 2-4 dental implants are placed in position strategically such that they can bear the biting load. The implants are left to heal for few months after the surgery. A temporary denture is fabricated at our office and placed over gums such that there is no load transferred to the implant. Once the implant heals, we take impressions of gums and get the permanent denture fabricated in the lab. We check for fit of the denture and fix it in place through bar or ball mechanism. The denture is removable and should be cleaned by the patient thoroughly in order to avoid gum infection.