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Dentures & Partials Acton, MA

Modern dentures are more than false teeth. Properly fitted dentures can lead to better bite function and greater self-confidence. Dr. Ratti Handa offers full and partial dentures to patients in Acton, MA.

Dentures benefit patients with multiple lost teeth or whole rows of missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth improves the appearance and health of teeth and gums.

Biorejuvenation Dentistry encompasses restorative dental treatments to renew the look and feel of patient’s smiles. Dr. Handa specializes in Biorejuvenation and Airway Dentistry so patients can sleep better and improve their oral health. We welcome you to learn more about how dentures can enhance your teeth’ appearance below.

Dentures in Acton, MA

What are the Different Types of Dentures?

There are many types of dentures to choose from. Dentures may be partial or complete. Partial dentures restore missing teeth in different parts of the mouth, while complete dentures replace the full upper and lower arches of lost teeth. 

Our office will help you find the right dentures for your budget and oral health needs: 

  • Conventional: After our dentist removes the remaining problem teeth, you can receive a conventional denture. Sometimes, extractions are necessary to prepare for restorative care. A conventional denture allows you to receive a restoration so you aren’t without teeth as your mouth heals. However, conventional dentures cover the palate, which can impact how you eat.
  • Immediate: Like conventional dentures, patients can receive immediate dentures after tooth extractions. However, immediate dentures are temporary, while conventional dentures are permanent. 
  • Overdenture: This removable denture covers the gums, natural teeth, or implants. Unlike conventional dentures, these dentures do not cover the palate.
  • Implant Dentures: Dental implants are titanium posts that can secure dentures. Implants act as replacement tooth roots and help ensure the health of the underlying gums and surrounding teeth. However, implant dentures may be removable or fixed. We recommend fixed dentures over removable dentures because they improve bite and speech function.

The Benefits of Treatment with Dentures in Acton, MA

Replacing missing teeth with dentures can have many advantages. 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

Implant-secured dentures provide increased benefits over traditional removable dentures. Dental implants:

  • Help dentures last longer than removable options
  • Increase bite function
  • Help patients eat chewy and hard foods
  • Improve speech function 

Call Dr. Handa’s dental office if you think you would benefit from a denture. Dr. Handa and her team will work to find the best type of denture or restoration to improve your oral health. Replacing missing teeth with a denture can prevent further tooth loss and infection.

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Treatment with Full and Partial Dentures in Acton, MA by Dr. Handa

Removable partial dentures are ideal for patients missing several teeth. Fixed complete dentures benefit patients missing most natural teeth. Dentures can be permanent or removable. However, permanent restorations offer a more stable and longer-lasting solution for those with missing teeth.

Before treatment, Dr. Handa will assess the health of your teeth and gums. Patients with a healthy jaw bone are good candidates for implant-secured dentures. This restorative solution uses dental implants to support a set of dentures.

Dental implants are metal posts an oral surgeon places into the jaw bone. After three to six months of healing, we will cover the implants with dental crowns. We will also secure the supporting bar that makes up the denture.

Partials consist of replacement teeth attached to a base with a metal framework. This restoration can make it easier for patients to bite and chew.

Traditional dentures do not require as much time as implant dentures. However, removable dentures often use adhesive or suction to stay in place. Oftentimes, this is not sufficient to keep dentures stable.

Many patients can experience dentures slipping when eating or speaking. Implants stabilize dentures at the tooth roots so they do not budge.

Dentures and Partials FAQs

Read answers to common questions about full and partial dentures to learn more about these restorations: 

How many hours a day should you wear your partial?

You should wear your partial dentures during the day and remove them at night. We suggest you remove your partial denture for about six to eight hours daily. This gives the gums time to rest.

Can you drink coffee with dentures?

We recommend that you avoid drinking coffee because it can stain your dentures. Foods and drinks that stain teeth, including coffee and tea, may discolor your dentures. If you can’t avoid drinking coffee, brush and rinse with water afterward to remove bacteria.

What can you not eat with partial dentures?

Avoid eating sticky, hard, or chewy foods with partial dentures. These foods can be tough on your dentures and the gums beneath that support the dentures. You may even avoid tough meats if they are difficult to chew. However, cutting meat into smaller pieces can make it easier to eat.

How long does it take to talk properly after getting dentures?

You should speak and eat properly 15–30 days after receiving your new dentures. At this point, you will notice a decrease in saliva production. You will also notice fewer uncomfortable areas of your mouth as you adjust to your dentures.

How long will new dentures hurt?

It can take two to four weeks to adjust to dentures. It’s normal to feel a little sore or uncomfortable at first. The discomfort will disappear as you adjust to your dentures. Over time, you can resume your regular diet.

Can you get a temporary restoration while you wait for dentures?

We can place temporary dentures after we remove your problem teeth. You can wear these dentures while you wait for your new permanent dentures. Temporary dentures will also help you maintain your daily routine.

Call for a Dental Exam Today

Receive full or partial dentures in our Acton, MA, office. Schedule a dental appointment with our professional team to receive dentures. You can also contact Dr. Handa for a consultation today at 978.212.3783.

Please let us know if you have questions or concerns about missing teeth. We will find the right restoration for you.