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Complete & Partial Dentures

The art and science of creating picture-perfect smiles is alive & well at Sensitive Care. We make sure our patients can smile with confidence.


Complete/Partial Dentures

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are used to replace missing teeth for people with no remaining teeth. Dentures may also be used for people who have lost several teeth. In this case, the appliance is called a partial denture or an overdenture. Tooth loss may result from periodontal disease (gum disease), tooth decay, or traumatic injury. It is very important to replace missing teeth. The ill effects of not doing so can be a shift in remaining teeth, an inability to bite and chew properly. Sufferers of missing teeth may also experience a sagging facial appearance, which makes them appear older than they are. The beauty of dentures today is that they are designed to be comfortable and functional. They are very similar in appearance to natural teeth, and can improve a smile or facial appearance.

Partial Dentures

An important step in maintaining a healthy smile is to replace missing teeth.  When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can shift, drifting into surrounding space.  Teeth that are out of position can damage tissues in the mouth.  In addition, it may be difficult to clean thoroughly between crooked teeth.  As a result, you run the risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to the loss of additional teeth.  A removable partial denture fills in the space created by missing teeth and fills out your smile.  A denture helps you to properly chew food, a difficult task when you are missing teeth.  In addition, a denture may improve speech and prevent a sagging face by providing support for lips and cheeks.

To schedule an appointment with a Sensitive Care dentist in our Milford, CT office, contact us today at 203-878-6699.