Lexington Prosthodontics provides services for dentures in Burlington, MA. Call 781-222-3359 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Prosthodontists specialize in creating natural-looking dentures that restore both aesthetics and function to the mouth. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and they come in two forms: partial dentures or complete dentures. If some teeth on an arch are remaining, we use a partial denture to replace only those that are missing. When all teeth on an arch need to be restored, a complete (or full) denture is used to replace them. We fabricate our dentures with exacting detail to match your own teeth so no one will know you’re wearing them.
Complete dentures are a restoration that allows patients who are missing all of their teeth to eat, speak, and smile again like they used to. We create dentures that are customized for you, eliminating the tell-tale cookie-cutter appearance that many dentures have. Complete dentures are usually removable and require periodic relining and adjustments to ensure a secure fit with the gums and mouth.
It’s important to retain your natural teeth wherever possible. Partial dentures allow you to utilize the teeth you have while replacing the ones that are missing. Like a complete denture, they can be used on the upper arch, lower arch, or both. They’re made with replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-colored plastic base. They restore your smile as well as function. Partial dentures can be fixed or removable.
How long do you have to wait to get dentures after teeth are pulled?
It’s important to allow your gums and jaw to heal properly after teeth have been extracted. Usually, six to eight weeks are needed between tooth extraction and denture placement.
Are dentures better than they used to be?
Absolutely. Advances in dental materials, imaging, and techniques mean that dentures are stronger and more realistic than ever. When you choose a prosthodontist to provide you with dentures, you’re choosing someone who has received advanced training on how to create superior dentures that look fantastic and restore regular function to your mouth.
Can I get my teeth pulled and dentures on the same day?
Yes, you can. Dentures that are placed the same day as extraction are called immediate dentures. It should be noted that these are lower quality than standard dentures and they will quickly become loose in your mouth, causing irritation and sores. Immediate dentures are best used as a temporary solution while waiting for your permanent dentures.
Which are better, dentures or implants?
Dental implants are a better restoration solution because they replace not just the visible portion of the tooth, but the root as well. This prevents the jaw bone from deteriorating, which can cause a weakened bite and facial collapse. That said, dental implants are not always an appropriate solution, either because of budget limitations or other factors.
What is the average lifespan of dentures?
Dentures usually last between seven and 10 years. You’ll also need to get your dentures relined periodically to keep them fitting securely.
Call 781-222-3359 to schedule your appointment.