When you live with multiple missing teeth life can feel challenging and sometimes hopeless. You may struggle to eat the foods you used to enjoy because you can’t chew properly. You may also feel self conscious about talking and smiling in front of other people because of your compromised teeth. What many people don’t know is that there are wonderful dental options available to restore smiles, even if you’re missing most of your teeth, and Dr. Thaddeus Michalski can help! Learn more about dentures in Rocky Hill, CT.
Full and Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable appliance that is designed to replace an entire arch of teeth with natural looking prosthetic teeth. Not only does it restore your smile, many patients are surprised to see that it takes years off of your appearance. Dentures can easily be removed for brushing and cleaning at night. Because they utilize suction to stay in place, a snug and secure fit is very important. Some patients go through a learning curve as they’re first getting used to eating and talking with their denture.
A partial denture is also removable, and fits much like a retainer with metal clasps that anchor to your healthy teeth. Partials are a good option for patients missing multiple teeth, but still retain a large number of healthy teeth. Like a puzzle piece, partials use prosthetic teeth to fill in the holes left by your missing teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
Dental implants can be used to support dental prosthetics such as dentures and partials, and they’re revolutionizing the way patients wear their dentures. By strategically placing a few dental implants into your bone, Dr. Michalski can design your denture to snap into them, which provides a stable and secure fit with no movement or slippage when you eat or talk. Dental implants also help to keep your bone healthy and stimulated, whereas traditional dentures would often contribute to bone loss over time.
Dr. Michalski has extensive training in implant dentistry, and he’s even been awarded with both Fellowship and Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. This elite status is awarded to doctors that have fulfilled the strict requirements of continuing education, implant placement and restoration, and written and oral examination.
You can rest assured that you’re in expert hands when you choose to work with Dr. Michalski, and our team will take care of you from start to finish during your implant treatment, so you never have to go elsewhere for care.
Are you ready to reclaim your smile and your life? Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you restore your teeth.