What Are Dentures?
Full or partial dentures can be a great choice if you need to replace several or a whole arch of missing teeth. As a common tooth replacement solution, dentures can renew your smile and allow you to eat and speak with full confidence after tooth loss. Established general dentist Dr. James McDonough is delighted to offer these customized treatment options to patients seeking dentures in Quincy, MA, or the surrounding communities. Full dentures can replace all of the teeth in your lower arch, upper arch, or both while partial dentures rely on remaining teeth to act as support. In some cases, dentures can be crafted and attached to dental implants placed within the jaw for enhanced stability. At Wollaston Dental Group, our knowledgeable and experienced team can help you determine whether full or partial dentures are the ideal solution for meeting your tooth replacement. We welcome you to make a consultation with Dr. McDonough today to receive more information about denture solutions.
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Who Is a Candidate for Full or Partial Dentures?
You could be an ideal candidate for removable full or partial dentures if you are missing most or all of your teeth, but your gums and jawbone are still healthy. In the event you have natural teeth, they may either be removed if they are no longer supporting your oral health, or left in place to anchor a partial denture. If you are searching for a skilled dentist who offers dentures in Quincy, MA, please contact Wollaston Dental Group to schedule an appointment. During your consultation, Dr. McDonough will examine your oral health and present the tooth replacement options that can best meet your needs.
What Is the Process for Getting Dentures?
Wollaston Dental Group is pleased to offer conventional and immediate dentures. Conventional dentures are constructed after teeth have been lost or extracted from the mouth. Immediate dentures are crafted before teeth are removed from the mouth, keeping you from ever having to go without teeth. Full dentures are fabricated using high-quality materials that replicate the color of teeth and gums. Partial dentures are made of acrylic or resin and a metal framework and will be shaded to blend with your remaining teeth for an attractive appearance.
To begin the denture process, our team will take an impression of your upper and lower arches and send these molds to a professional dental lab. As soon as your full dentures or partial dentures are finished, Dr. McDonough will have you visit our office to try them in (or attach them to your dental implants) and adjust the fit so they are comfortable and secure. Our clinical team will also discuss methods on how to best care for your dentures.
What Can I Expect With Dentures?
It may require some time before your dentures feel natural, but it should eventually become easier to speak and eat normally. If the dentures ever feel loose, please contact us right away so that we can get you in to have your appliances adjusted. Dentures should be cleaned by brushing them thoroughly 2 – 3 times each day. At night, or whenever you take out your dentures, your appliances should be soaked to avoid them drying out or shrinking. Even if you have full dentures, it is still important to attend annual exams and biannual cleanings at our Quincy, MA dental practice so Dr. McDonough can check the fit of your dentures and overall health of your jaw and gums. We will also clean your denture appliances with professional-grade solutions during these visits. With proper care and attention, your custom dentures may last for several years.
Are Dentures Covered by Insurance?
A portion of your custom dentures may be covered by dental insurance. A member of our billing team will talk to your dental insurance company to understand your exact coverage and determine any personal costs. For help making your care as convenient as possible, Wollaston Dental Group offers several payment choices and can provide details on obtaining flexible medical financing.
Explore Your Options for Tooth REplacement
Regain your ability to speak and eat confidently with custom denture solutions. Dr. McDonough is pleased to offer full and partial dentures to Quincy, MA patients who are living with or facing tooth loss. Receive more information on how dentures can enhance your oral health by making an appointment at Wollaston Dental Group today.