Dr. Ratti Handa offers full and partial dentures to patients in the Acton, MA area. They are beneficial to patients who have multiple lost teeth or whole rows of missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth improves the aesthetics and health of teeth and gums.
Biorejuvenation Dentistry encompasses restorative dental treatments to revitalize the look and feel of patient’s smiles. Dr. Handa specialized in Biorejuvenation and Airway Dentistry so patients can sleep better and improve their oral health. Learn more about how dentures can enhance the appearance of your teeth below.
Treatment with Full and Partial Dentures by Dr. Handa
Removable partial dentures are ideal for patients who are missing several teeth. Whereas fixed full dentures are more suitable for patients who are missing most of their natural teeth. Although they can be permanent or removable, permanent restorations offer a more stable and longer-lasting solution for those with missing teeth.
Prior to treatment, Dr. Handa will assess the health of your teeth and gums. Patients who have a healthy amount of jaw bone remaining are good candidates for implant-secured dentures. This restorative solution uses dental implants to support a set of dentures.
Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw bone. After a healing period, your dentist will cover the implants with dental crowns, and secure the supporting bar that makes up the denture. Partials consist of replacement teeth that are attached to a base with a metal framework. This restoration can make it easier for patients to bite and chew.
Benefits of Dentures
- Fill in the gaps left by missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting
- Support the facial tissues for a more youthful look
- Allow patients to eat, chew, speak, and sleep naturally
If you believe that you would benefit from a denture, call Dr. Handa’s dental office at 978.212.3783. Dr. Handa and her team will work with you to find a solution that fits your needs.
How many hours a day should you wear your partial?
You should wear your partial denture during the day and remove them at night. We suggest that you remove for about six and eight hours per day. This gives gums a period to rest.
Can you drink coffee with dentures?
Patients should try to avoid drinking coffee because it can stain them. If patients do choose to drink coffee they should brush their teeth and rinse with water afterwards to get any bacteria off.
What can you not eat with partial dentures?
Patients should avoid eating sticky or chewy foods. This can be tough on your dentures and on your gums beneath that support the dentures. Patients may even choose to avoid tough meats if it is difficult to chew.
How long does it take to talk properly after getting dentures?
15–30 days after receiving their new dentures, patients should be able to speak and eat properly. Saliva production and uncomfortable regions usually stop at this point, as you begin to adjust to your dentures.
How long will new dentures hurt?
It can take new dentures two to four weeks to adjust properly. It’s normal to feel a little sore or uncomfortable at first. As you adjust to your dentures, discomfort will go away and you will be able to resume your regular diet.
Can you get a temporary restoration while waiting for dentures?
Temporary dentures are dentures that can be placed immediately after your teeth have been removed; they are also called immediate dentures. While you wait for your new permanent dentures to be fitted, you have the option of using temporary ones to help you maintain your daily routine.
Request a Dental Exam Today
Schedule an appointment with our professional team to receive dentures. You can also contact Dr. Handa today at 978.212.3783.