Dentures in Stamford, CT
Drs. Clabaugh & Trentalancia provide dentures in Stamford, CT. Call 203-327-2540 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Full dentures replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower dental arch. A lower denture consists of an acrylic base that resembles gum tissue, to which replacement teeth are attached. It rests on the lower gums.
An upper denture is similar to a lower denture, but it includes an acrylic palate that adheres to the roof of the mouth using suction. Because of this palate, upper dentures are often more stable than lower dentures.
Dentures could be Implant Supported (we can have 2 or several implants) helping with the retention / stability of the denture
Partial dentures are used when fewer teeth are missing. A partial denture also features an acrylic base that resembles gum tissue. In addition, it has clasps or attachments that allow it to be firmly secured to a neighboring tooth on one or both sides.
There are three different basic designs for partial dentures:
Consisting of high-quality replacement teeth on a stable metal frame, cast metal partials are the most popular with precision attachments are vastly preferred due to aesthetics. Cast metal partials are strong and durable, and can last for years with proper care.
An acrylic “flipper” is a temporary type of partial denture. Because there is no metal framework, the acrylic base must be made thicker to reduce the risk of breaking. Flippers attach to natural teeth with or without metal clasps, which can show when smiling or talking. A flipper is normally a temporary solution, worn while a more permanent restoration is made.
A flexible partial is a temporary option too. Made from thin, heat sensitive plastic, and attached to the natural teeth with tiny gum colored clasps that settle into the spaces surrounding each tooth, flexible partials create a highly realistic appearance but they are difficult to modify.
Call 203-327-2540 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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