Discover The Benefits Of Dentures

The American College of Prosthodontists says that 120 people in the US have lost at least one tooth--some, many more. Are you one of these individuals? At Stephen Solomon, DMD & Associates in Putnam, CT, and serving Putnam, Killingly, Pomfret, Woodstock, Thomspon, and Windham County, CT, your dentists, Dr. Stephen Solomon and Dr. Jonathan Solomon, help people recover their smiles. Learn the benefits of dentures and how they could help you look your best and enjoy great oral health.

What are dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth made from lifelike acrylic and selected biocompatible metals when needed. Dentures fill smile gaps created by dental extraction, congenital absence of teeth and periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States (according to the Centers for Disease Control).

Created according to your oral contours and any remaining teeth, these prosthetics stay in place with suction created by the mouth itself, via metal clasps or even state-of-the art dental implants. With good care, dentures last up to ten years.

The benefits of dentures

At his Thompson, CT, office, your dentist will fully evaluate your smile to see what kind of denture is best for you. X-rays and oral impressions, along with digital photos and a discussion of your preferences and needs, help him formulate a treatment plan. What results is a custom-crafted and -fitted appliance which offers these benefits:

  • Restored ability to bite and chew a regular diet without limitations, pain or slippage
  • Youthful facial contours
  • Filled smile gaps
  • Normalized speech
  • Better self-confidence in social and professional settings (no need to hide your mouth when laughing and talking)

Types of dentures

Together, you and Dr. Solomon will determine the type of denture best for you. Types of dentures include:

Full conventional, to replace a complete upper or lower arch
Immediate, placed right after dental extractions
Partial, replacing one or more missing teeth (held in place by metal clasps)
Implant-supported, a partial or full denture anchored by an even number of titanium dental implants
Whatever your selection, expect your dental team to help you every step of the way as you adjust to your new smile.

Learn more about dentures

The team at Stephen Solomon, DMD & Associates wants you to have your best possible smile. If you're contemplating dentures, please call our office in Putnam, CT, for a consultation. We proudly serve Putnam, Killingly, Pomfret, Woodstock, Thompson, and Windham County, CT. Phone (860) 928-6533.