Baystate Dental of Chicopee
516 Montgomery St, Chicopee, MA 01020
If you have significant gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth, a denture could be the right answer for your dental needs. Our office provides multiple options for dentures in Chicopee and can ensure that you receive the affordable quality dentures you need to enhance your smile and to enjoy effective biting and chewing capability possible.
A denture is a base to which artificial teeth are attached. Both upper and lower dentures are available to replace teeth lost in accidents, injuries or to tooth decay. These dental appliances are designed to provide support for your lips and cheeks while allowing you to bite, chew and speak more easily.
Your denture may be full or partial depending on the number of teeth you are missing and the condition of your remaining teeth. Your dentist will discuss your options with you during your initial appointment and will help you decide whether removable appliances or permanently attached denture implants are best for your specific set of needs.
Depending on the amount of tooth decay and the overall condition of your teeth, your dentist may recommend a full denture or a partial denture that will fit between your teeth to fill in gaps in your smile. A full denture consists of an upper or lower plate with artificial teeth attached to serve as a complete replacement that will allow you to bite and chew normally every day. These dental appliances can even improve your speech and appearance, making you feel more confident in your daily activities.
Partial dentures are useful for filling gaps and providing added structural strength to your bite. These appliances can be permanently attached or removable depending on your preferences and the recommendations of your dentist.
Flexible partial dentures are designed to move with the jaw in order to provide a more natural experience for patients. These appliances are usually removable and are intended to look and work just like your natural teeth.
Implant-supported denture appliances are attached to permanent posts that must be placed into your jawbone and allowed to heal. Once the bone has grown around these implants, your dentist will place a permanent bridge or denture in place to fill gaps and help you achieve a full smile.
All-on-4 dentures require the implantation of four posts at precisely determined points along your jaw. Your denture will then be mounted on that post to provide you with a permanent replacement for your natural teeth. The results will be stronger than comparable removable appliances, allowing you to eat and chew the foods you enjoy with greater ease.
Before your dentures can be fabricated, any damaged or decaying teeth must be removed and time allowed for your gums to heal. Your dentist can provide you with exact information about your denture procedure after an initial examination.
The cost of your denture treatments can vary widely depending on the type of appliance and the number of procedures required to restore your bite and fill gaps in your teeth. Partial denture appliances may cost less than full dentures. Implants can also increase the cost of your procedures.
A soft denture reline can help make your dentures feel more comfortable and can prevent pressure and rubbing against your gums. Your dentist will provide you with detailed information on these adjustments if and when they become necessary.
If you need dentures or any other dental procedures in Chicopee, our office can help you achieve the denture solution specific to your needs. We will serve as your partner for dental issues and provide affordable and practical treatments for you and your entire family.