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Dentures – Framingham, MA

Recreate Your Confident Smile with Personalized Dentures

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Tooth loss affects tens of millions of people every day, but you don’t have to settle with the setbacks of missing teeth as a result. Framingham Family Dental Care is proud to offer lifelike dental prosthetics to give you back your smile, expand your diet, and boost your quality of life. The denture you choose will largely depend on a few different factors, including the severity of your tooth loss, the condition of your mouth, and other preferences. If you would like to explore your options for tooth replacement, contact our Framingham, MA dental office and we will help you choose a treatment that works best with your current state of oral health.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Having missing teeth can cause dramatic changes to your daily life. For one, you won’t be able to eat foods as easily or certain foods whatsoever. It can become more difficult to speak clearly and you may feel embarrassed to smile period. If you are missing several teeth on opposite sides of your mouth or all the teeth in either your top, bottom, or both arches, dentures may be right for you. You’ll also need to have healthy gum tissue so they can support the restoration.

Types of Dentures

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There are three different types of dentures: full dentures, partial dentures, and implant dentures. A full denture is used when you’ve lost all of your top or bottom teeth, a partial denture is used when some teeth still remain, and implant dentures are intended for those who want a more stable and long-lasting tooth replacement. All come with their own unique differences, which are explored in more detail below:

Partial Dentures

Having large gaps in between teeth can lead to existing teeth shifting out of place and making your bite uneven. With a partial denture, you can rebuild your smile and prevent this side effect from occurring. Partial dentures consist of a metal base and a gum-colored component equipped with replacement teeth. The prosthetic effectively fits inside your mouth like a puzzle piece.

Full Dentures

A full denture is made up of a gum-colored based containing ceramic teeth, fully customized to the shape of your mouth, and replaces either the top arch, bottom arch, or both. It stays in place through natural suction to the gums rather than metal hooks wrapped around natural teeth (partial dentures) or dental implants (implant dentures).

Implant Dentures

The name truly speaks for itself: implant dentures attach to a series of dental implants that are surgically placed into the jaw ahead of time. This means your existing oral structures do not carry the weight of your prosthetic. While treatment can be more expensive, you won’t need a dedicated implant for each tooth you intend to replace.

The Benefits of Dentures

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Why replace your teeth with a full denture or partial denture? If you've lost some or all of your teeth, it can seriously affect your ability to speak and eat properly and change the shape of your face, making you appear older. Dentures are fully customized to fill out the shape of your face and allow you to live without the pain and embarrassment of impaired speech and problems eating. We will make sure that your dentures are custom fit for the greatest comfort and esthetics possible.

Denture FAQs

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If you’re struggling with missing several or all of your teeth, then dentures may be the best way to replace them. Although you may be aware of the benefits you can expect to enjoy from this restoration option, you probably want to know as much as you can before committing to the treatment. To help with your online research, our team has compiled and answered several of our most frequently asked questions about dentures in Framingham. Read along or feel free to give us a call today to learn more!

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

Are you missing a few pearly whites or an entire arch? If so, then you may be a likely candidate for dentures. The best way to be sure is by scheduling an initial consultation with our team. During your appointment, we’ll evaluate your dental situation to check if any remaining teeth and your gums are healthy enough to get the restorations. If not, then you may require preliminary treatments to get you back on track with good health, such as gum disease therapy or tooth extractions. Once any issues have been resolved, our team can discuss which kinds of dentures will best address your situation for restoring your smile.

Is It Hard to Talk with Dentures?

There may be a bit of a learning curve when first wearing your dentures as your mouth will have to adjust to how they feel. Your restorations should fit you precisely so that they feel work as natural as possible. However, you can always ask our team for denture adhesive for additional help. With constant practice, repetition, and spending time reading aloud to yourself, you should be able to get the hang of speaking with your restorations in no time!

Can I Sleep with My Dentures?

You can technically sleep with your dentures on, but we highly suggest that you don’t. Since you’ll be wearing them throughout your day for eating, talking, and smiling, your gums will likely need the rest when possible. For this reason, you’ll want to consider removing your restorations before bedtime to avoid soreness in your gum line. More importantly, this will be a good opportunity to soak your dentures overnight in lukewarm water or a cleaning solution to keep them fresh and bacteria-free. Once morning arrives, you’ll simply have to brush and rinse them and your mouth before putting them back on to enjoy your day!

What Can’t You Eat with Dentures?

Whether you’re struggling with moderate to severe tooth loss, you can significantly improve your chewing power with dentures. Once you have them, you’ll be able to comfortably enjoy all your favorite meals again. However, your restorations can still become damaged or shift out of place when munching on certain kinds of foods. You’ll want to be careful when eating hard or sticky treats, such as gummy candies or peanut brittle. Other meals that require excessive biting power like apples, carrots, corn on the cob, and popcorn can cause issues with your dentures. For the most part, try to avoid these meals to ensure your restorations are comfortable and kept firmly in place throughout the day.

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