Dentures

Cedar Mountain Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Newington, CT

A set of high-quality dentures can do more than replace your missing teeth –– they can give you your smile back. Zach Korwin, DMD, Gary Toubman, DDS, and their team at Cedar Mountain Dental provide residents in Newington, Connecticut, with dentures that look beautiful and feel great. Discover how dentures can improve your smile and book a visit with Cedar Mountain Dental today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are prosthetic oral devices that take the place of your missing teeth or oral structures. Whether you’ve lost your teeth due to injury, tooth decay, gum disease, or aging, dentures can be incredibly useful in restoring your smile.

They’re made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, acrylic, metal, or plastic, and can either be permanent or removable. There have been many advances in denture technology in recent years, making today’s dentures more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before. 

Why should I get dentures?

Your teeth serve both cosmetic and medical functions, and when they’re missing, it can affect both the health and the appearance of your smile. By replacing your missing teeth, dentures improve your smile in many ways, including:

  • Providing support to your facial muscles
  • Maintaining the shape of your face
  • Keeping your natural teeth in alignment (for partial dentures)
  • Enhancing confidence in your appearance
  • Improving your ability to speak and chew

Ultimately, dentures make your smile whole again, which has both functional and aesthetic benefits.

Are there different types of dentures?

Dentures can be categorized as either complete or partial. The type of denture you get depends on how many teeth you’re replacing.

Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in one or both of your dental arches and are suggested if you don’t have any natural teeth remaining or are planning on having them extracted. They include a gum-colored base that holds your artificial teeth in place and attaches to your mouth through suction, adhesive, or dental implants.

Partial dentures replace some of the teeth in your mouth when you still have healthy natural teeth. The artificial teeth in partial dentures attach to your mouth with either metal clasps or with a gum-colored base with holes in it where you still have natural teeth. In either case, partial dentures enable your artificial teeth and your natural teeth to work side-by-side.

What’s involved with getting dentures?

It takes a few visits over a few weeks for Cedar Mountain Dental to create your finalized denture. First, your dentist assesses your oral structures and takes an impression of your jaw. They send that impression to a lab that uses it to make a wax of plastic denture, which your dentist has you test out for fit and comfort.

If your wax or plastic denture is a success, your dentist orders a final denture based on the wax or plastic model, fits it to your mouth, and makes any necessary modifications.

Schedule your visit with Cedar Mountain Dental by phone or online and restore your smile with dentures today.