Full and Partial Dentures in Sudbury, MA

Smile Your Widest & Brightest Again

Tooth loss is a common, embarrassing, and often debilitating problem. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontics estimates that over 178 million Americans are missing at least one permanent tooth, and 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Without teeth, everyday activities such as eating, speaking, and smiling can become difficult if not almost impossible. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who need to have a few teeth or an entire arch of teeth replaced, denture restorations may be right for you. 

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth, usually made of durable acrylic resin, and are customized to fit comfortably in your mouth to restore form and function to your smile. Depending on the type of dentures you receive, they’ll stay in your mouth with the aid of a natural suction effect between them and your gums or hooks. Dentures can also come in two forms: full and partial. 

Full vs. Partial Dentures 

Full dentures are designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. If you’ve lost all of your teeth or you’re having the last ones extracted, full dentures can give you a completely new smile. Your dentures will be custom-made to fit comfortably on your gums while looking and feeling natural.

Partial dentures are designed to replace missing teeth in an arch where some teeth remain. They’re made with hooks that attach to your natural teeth to keep them in place throughout the day. Just like full dentures, partial dentures are designed to fit comfortably and blend seamlessly with your natural smile. 

You can also choose when you receive your dentures by opting for immediate dentures that are ordered in advance, or conventional dentures that are made after any necessary extractions take place and your mouth has fully adjusted to the changes brought on by tooth loss. 

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Benefits of Denture Restorations

While dentures aren’t recommended as a long term solution, they offer a number of benefits that can help patients who are experiencing total or partial tooth loss. Some of the advantages of dentures include:

  • Affordability
  • Simple to use
  • Easy to maintain
  • Customizable
  • Boosts your self confidence
  • Allows you eat what you want
  • Can completely restore your smile
  • Minimally invasive installation
  • Can last up to 10 years or more with proper care    

The Denture Process

In most cases, the entire denture process can be completed in two visits to our Sudbury office.

Step 1: Consultation

Before you can receive your custom-made dentures, Dr. Ye will determine your candidacy. During your consultation, he’ll thoroughly examine your entire mouth and review your medical history to determine your level of oral health. Dr. Ye will also discuss your smile goals with you and let you know about all of your options for dental restoration.

Step 2: Designing Your Denture Restorations

To design your dentures, we’ll take images and impressions of your mouth and any remaining teeth you may have, then send them to a laboratory. The lab will use these images and impressions to design your dentures to ensure that they fit your smile comfortably. 

Step 3: Preparation

To prepare your mouth for full dentures, Dr. Ye might need to extract certain teeth. If you’re expecting to receive partial dentures, they’ll be crafted to accommodate any remaining teeth, so no extraction should be necessary.

Step 4: Installing Your New Dentures

You’ll return to our Sudbury, MA office to have your new dentures installed once they’re ready. Installing your dentures will be simple and painless, with Dr. Ye making sure they fit securely and comfortably. You’ll be able to leave our office and start enjoying your new smile immediately.

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