Get the Quality Dentures near Me that Your Smile Deserves
While we all hope our natural teeth last for as long as possible, we understand that it isn't always possible. Thankfully, dental professionals like Dr. Al Kaissy provide a number of options to restore function and improved appearance back to your smile. With advances in polymer science, a large majority of dentures near you in Manchester are made with extremely high quality, durable plastic. Dentures at Manchester Dentistry & Implants are made stronger, more comfortable, and look more natural looking than before.
There are dentures available made for a variety of dental issues, for patients who are missing some or all of their teeth. A set of complete dentures replace all the teeth on the upper and.or lower jaw, allowing them to rest on the gums that cover the jawbone. They look and act like a natural smile. To make these dentures more secure, Dr. Al Kaissy can assign an overdenture or implant overdenture procedure, where they're attached to one or more tooth roots or to dental implants. Depending on your particular treatment plan, the implant overdentures can be removed by the patient or by Dr. Al Kaissy.
When it comes to partial dentures, only some of the teeth are replaced, while the set of dentures attach to the remaining natural teeth that the patient has. The dentures are attached with clasps or mechanical components known as attachments. These are precision and semi-precision partial dentures, which are also called attachment partial dentures. Dr. Al Kaissy will sit with you in a thorough consultation to decide which type of denture and treatment plan is best for not only your comfort and confidence, but for your overall oral and dental health.
Denture Types Defined
• Conventional dentures: If all the teeth are missing from the jaw, this set of dentures will rest on the gum tissue
• Conventional overdentures: This set of dentures act as a standard conventional pair, but are also supported with the attachment to one or more tooth roots
• Implant overdentures: If all the teeth are missing from the jaw, this set of dentures is connected after surgically placed dental implant posts for a steady feeling
• Conventional partial dentures: If only some of the teeth are missing from the jaw, a set of dentures is created for the missing areas and held in place with clasps that wrap around adjacent teeth
• Precision/semi-precision partial dentures: Also known as attachment partial dentures, this set replaces some missing teeth and are held in place with mechanical components called attachments
Getting Your Dentures: The Process
Every patient's smile is different, so each treatment plan will be individually created and planned with the help of Dr. Al Kaissy just for you. The types of treatments needed before the dentures can be placed, as well as the amount of time these treatments can take, will vary. Depending on the amount of missing teeth and their locations will depend on the type of dentures your smile will need. These treatments can include:
• Impressions/molds of the contour of the mouth, used as a model for the denture
• Extractions to remove any unhealthy teeth that could change the type of dentures needed
• Implant surgery and post placement for implant overdentures
• Any adjustments and changes needed to achieve the best fit, level of comfort, and overall happiness once the dentures are placed
Patients who require extractions of unhealthy teeth or implant surgery for post placement will need to wait several weeks for the mouth and jaw area to properly heal before the dentures can be placed. There may be the option of receiving temporary or "immediate" dentures that can be placed on the same day the extractions or surgery is performed and worn until the permanent denture is complete and fitted. These are options and potential steps that Dr. Al Kaissy will thoroughly discuss with you during your consultations and appointments.
What to Expect: Getting Used to Your Dentures
Because you're receiving a brand new smile, it will take some time to get used to the feeling of your new dentures. Once this happens, you'll be able to comfortably and happily eat, speak, and smile, getting back to your daily routine. Below are some potential experiences you may have or run into when complete dentures are initially placed:
• A feeling a fullness in the mouth, face, lips, and/or cheeks, which will subside. If you're missing one or multiple teeth, the shape of your face adjusts to the lack of teeth, which could change the structure and appearance. This is why we encourage patients to correct any missing teeth as soon as possible.
• Temporary, minor changes in speech, which can be more apparent to you than to others. Once you continuously wear your new dentures, your tongue and mouth will adjust to the feel and your speech will improve. In the beginning, we suggest speaking slowly and enunciating as accurately as possible to help your tongue and facial muscles adapt faster.
• Changes in chewing patterns may occur while your mouth gets used to the jaw movements that's required for chewing with dentures. This could take several weeks, but we suggest starting with smaller pieces of soft foods before gradually moving onto firmer food. We also suggest chewing food on both sides of the mouth simultaneously with your back teeth, getting comfortable and familiar with the feel of it. A small amount of adhesive for your dentures may help stabilize them, but don't hesitate to ask Dr. Al Kaissy.
Dentures are a life-changing moment for many patients of all ages and we want to ensure that our patients can keep smiling for the rest of their lives. If you're looking for strong, reliable dentures near you, call Dr. Al Kaissy at (603) 622-2425 to schedule your consultation. We don't want to leave any smile left behind and your dentist in Manchester wants to give you the best!