Complete and Partial Dentures in Melrose MA
Dentures are removable teeth replacement. These mouth appliances help patients to chew better and speak clearer. They also help reshape the mouth as missing teeth can cause sunken cheeks. There are two types: complete and partial. Complete dentures help patients who have lost all of their teeth. Whereas, partial dentures are for those that have lost a few teeth. Aside from these two types, patients can also consider conventional, immediate, and overdentures.
Conventional – Conventionals are custom-made and inserted after a patient heals from teeth removal. Patients consider them because the mouth changes shape after gums heal. They offer a better custom fit.
Immediate – These are convenient because they are inserted on the same day as teeth removal. However, the patient needs to return after the jaw heals to realign them.
Overdenture – If the patient has remaining teeth, they can serve as an anchor for the dentures. In other cases, dental implants can also serve as teeth to secure them.
Patients should note that dentures are delicate and need proper care to avoid oral health issues. Brush them twice a day and rinse them with mouthwash. Clean your mouth as well. This prevents bacteria buildup, bad breath, and mouth sores. Keep them in clean water and stored when not in use. If you are considering adhesives, we can discuss the best ADA approved options during your consultation.