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Dentures – East Longmeadow, MA

Resolve Severe Tooth Loss with Personalized Dentures

Woman with dentures in East Longmeadow smiling

Those who are dealing with severe tooth loss will find dentures to be not only a comprehensive solution, but one that is quick, affordable, and highly customizable. While dentures of the past may have been uncomfortable or unnatural-looking, modern dentures are better-fitting and more lifelike than ever before. Not only can you avoid gum irritation and oral sores, but you can improve your chewing function and speak with greater clarity. If you’re looking for dentures in East Longmeadow, please give Scannell & Hollinger a call today and we’ll get you scheduled for an in-person consultation!

Why Choose Scannell & Hollinger for Dentures?

What is a Partial Denture?

Two sets of partial dentures in East Longmeadow on a table

When there are still healthy teeth remaining, partial dentures help fill in the gaps to make the smile complete. A base is made from acrylic material, which can be color-matched to blend in with your existing gum tissue. The base is then supplemented with prosthetic restorations, usually made from either acrylic or ceramic. Partial dentures are also held in place via a series of metal clasps that wrap around teeth, ensuring they effectively stay in place when eating, speaking, and smiling.

What is a Full Denture?

Full denture in East Longmeadow next to dental instruments

When an entire row of teeth is missing, our office typically recommends a full denture. Since the denture cannot attached to any remaining teeth, they must rely on natural suction of the gums as well as denture adhesive to stay in place (the latter of which is mainly used during the first few weeks of wear). The denture base is customized to fit along the gum line exactly, ensuring the most comfortable fit possible.

What are Implant Dentures?

Implant denture in East Longmeadow resting on a dental mold

Implant dentures are a modified version of dentures designed to attach to a series of dental implants placed inside of the jaw. Many patients prefer implant dentures over traditional varieties because they offer better longevity and functionality. However, they are more expensive because dental implants require oral surgery before the denture can be attached. Considering that implant dentures can increase biting force as high as 70%, this makes the higher investment worth it to many. With that said, your treatment process will also be much longer.

Our office will gladly break down the pros and cons of both types of dentures so you can make an informed decision on your care.

How Does the Process Work?

Dentist in East Longmeadow speaking to a patient

The design and placement of dentures require multiple appointments to complete. For starters, we’ll confirm if any preparatory treatments are needed ahead of time, such as tooth extractions or gum disease therapy. Once all preexisting dental issues are handled, we’ll capture bite impressions that will match your future denture. We partner with a local dental lab to create your tooth replacement.

After the denture arrives at our office, you’ll come back to visit so we can confirm it fits. If you are unhappy with the fit of your denture, we’ll make any adjustments as needed as well as encourage you to wear it for a few days or weeks. This will give your mouth time to adjust. If you’re still not satisfied, we’ll send it back to be adjusted by our lab.

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