Dr. Ratti Handa offers full and partial dentures to patients in the Acton, MA area. Dentures 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 such as dentures 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 dentures 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 utilizes dentures that are attached to and supported by dental implants.
Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw bone. After a healing period, the implants are covered with dental crowns, and the supporting bar that makes up the denture is secured. Partial dentures 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
Replacing lost teeth with a denture offers multiple benefits to patients. 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 denture?
Partial dentures should be worn during the day and removed at night. We recommend that dentures are removed between 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 with dentures 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 with dentures 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.
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.