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By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
July 08, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

If you are ready to restore your smile following tooth loss, dentures could be right for you. Several different types of dentures are available. The type that is best for you will depend on such factors as how many lost teeth are being replaced. We offer different types of removable dentures at Grateful Dentists in Billerica MA, where one of our experienced dentists, Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, or Dr. Lili Tayari, can recommend the right type of denture for your needs. Find out today if Billerica's dentures are right for you.

Benefits of Dentures

You will experience several benefits when you choose to replacing lost teeth with dentures. In addition to restoring your smile, dentures can also help reduce or reverse many of the unwanted side effects associated with tooth loss. For example, tooth loss can lead to facial sagging when there are not enough teeth to support the muscles in the face. Replacing missing teeth with dentures provides much-needed support and restores the natural shape of the face.

Another benefit of Billerica dentures is that they help redistribute biting and chewing functions across a full set of teeth, which can alleviate excess strain on the remaining natural teeth. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones can endure more wear and tear as they compensate for those that are missing.

Dentures also improve speech, which can be affected by tooth loss. The teeth help guide the placement of the tongue when speaking. When teeth are missing, the tongue can easily slip into the gaps where those teeth used to be, which can change the way words are pronounced. Filling in those gaps with dentures can correct speech so you sound like yourself again. The skilled dental professionals at our office in Billerica can explain how dentures can address your concerns.

Types of Dentures

There are two primary types of dentures known as partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are appropriate when you still have some natural teeth and simply need to fill in the gaps where teeth are missing. Complete dentures, which are also referred to as full dentures, replace a full arch or row of teeth when there are no natural teeth left.

Types of partial dentures include transitional and removable. Transitional partial dentures are worn temporarily, often while waiting for the gums to heal after teeth have been extracted. Removable partial dentures are intended to be worn long-term once the gums have healed.

Types of conventional Billerica dentures include immediate, conventional, and overdentures. Immediate dentures are only meant to be worn temporarily, much like transitional partial dentures. Conventional dentures are worn long term after the gums have healed from extraction. Overdentures can also be worn long term, but require dental implants to hold them in place.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, or Dr. Lili Tayari to learn more about the different types of dentures. Call Grateful Dentists in Billerica MA at (978) 667-2741.