Partial and Full Dentures
Thanks to modern advances in dental care, achieving a full, healthy, and natural-looking smile is easier than ever.
While bridges and implants work well for fixing smaller gaps left behind by missing teeth, dentures are an excellent option for those who are missing all or most of their teeth.
At Dental Group of Morristown, we offer partial and full dentures made from the highest quality materials for the most precise and comfortable fit possible. Our dentures are meticulously designed to rebuild beautiful smiles and support natural facial contours while enabling patients to speak, smile, and chew with renewed confidence and ease.
Denture Options for Missing Teeth
Tooth loss is common and can occur for various reasons, including poor dental hygiene, tooth decay, injury, or disease. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), approximately 20 million Americans wear dentures as their method of replacement teeth.
Partial dentures are worn by patients who are missing some of their teeth but still have some natural teeth remaining. A partial denture fills in the gaps left behind by missing teeth and helps restore chewing function. Partials also prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
Full dentures, or complete dentures, are worn by patients who are missing all of their teeth. Complete dentures are made to closely resemble natural teeth and gums and can help restore the function and appearance of a patient’s smile.
Removable vs. Fixed Dentures
Depending on the patient’s needs, dentures can either be removable or fixed.
- Removable dentures are held in place by suction or clips and can be taken out for cleaning. Removable partial dentures have a metal framework with gum-colored plastic bases. The teeth are usually made of acrylic or porcelain. A denture adhesive can also help keep the artificial teeth in place.
- Fixed dentures, or implant-supported dentures, are attached to dental implants, which are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw and cannot be removed.
Proper care of your dentures is essential to maintain their function and appearance.
Dentures should be brushed daily with a soft-bristled brush and mild soap. Avoid using toothpaste, as it can be abrasive and damage the surface of the denture. Dentures should also be rinsed after eating to remove food particles and bacteria.
It is essential to avoid using hot water when cleaning dentures, as it can cause them to warp. Dentures should be stored in a clean, dry place when they are not worn. Avoid chewing gum and other hard or sticky foods, as they can cause damage or breakage.
If damaged, dentures should be brought to the dentist for repair. Wearing ill-fitting or damaged dentures can cause mouth sores and other dental problems.
Caring for Your Mouth
In addition to proper denture care, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush your gums, tongue, and palate daily with a soft-bristled brush and mild soap. Denture adhesives can build up and irritate, so it is important to keep these areas clean.
Rinse your mouth after eating and avoid tobacco products. Also, make sure to see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings as recommended.
Dentures in Morristown, NJ
At Dental Group of Morristown, we offer partial and complete dentures to our patients. So whether you are missing one or all of your teeth, our team can help! We are dedicated to providing each patient with individualized care to ensure they receive the best possible treatment.
Please contact us today to learn more about our denture options or schedule an appointment.