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Removable Dentures

Removable Dentures

Removable Dentures tooth prosthetics designed to look and function like natural teeth. For thousands of years, some form of denture has been used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, although today’s dentures are much more advanced and easier to care for. Most dentures are composed of replacement teeth attached to plastic bases that take on the appearance of the gums. They are used to compensate for one or more missing teeth, and are available as partials and complete sets of teeth. Many dental patients elect dentures for tooth replacement if they are not candidates for dental implants or are otherwise looking for a tooth replacement option that is more affordable and budget-friendly.

Symptoms Indicating the Need for Removable Dentures

  • Loss of several teeth or complete tooth loss
  • Difficulty in chewing or speaking due to missing teeth
  • Facial sagging or changes in facial structure
  • Dissatisfaction with the aesthetics of your smile due to tooth loss

Why Removable Dentures are Needed

Removable dentures are essential for individuals who have lost several or all of their teeth. Dentures not only improve the ability to chew and speak but also provide support for facial muscles, enhancing overall facial appearance. They are a cost-effective and non-invasive option for tooth replacement.

Treatment Process

The process for getting removable dentures includes:

  1. Initial Consultation: Assessing your oral health and discussing denture options.
  2. Impressions and Measurements: Taking accurate impressions and measurements of your mouth.
  3. Denture Design and Fabrication: Creating custom dentures in a dental lab to ensure a comfortable fit and natural look.
  4. Fitting Appointment: Adjusting and fine-tuning the dentures for optimal comfort and functionality.
  5. Follow-Up Care: Providing guidance on how to care for your dentures and adjusting them as needed.


To maintain your dentures and oral health:

  • Practice good oral hygiene, including cleaning your dentures daily.
  • Keep regular dental appointments for check-ups and adjustments.
  • Handle your dentures carefully to avoid damage.
  • Soak your dentures overnight in a denture-cleaning solution.


With proper care, removable dentures can provide a long-lasting solution for missing teeth. They improve quality of life by enhancing your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Caring for Your Dentures

Your dentures are custom designed to fit your smile, but did you know that improperly caring for them can cause them to become distorted? Most removable dentures must maintain moisture to retain their shape. Be sure to wash them after eating, gently clean them once daily, and allow them to soak overnight in a denture soaking solution. This will keep your dentures clean and free of stains, which ultimately helps your smile look its best.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am a candidate for removable dentures?

If you are missing one or more teeth and thinking of getting dentures, you will first need a professional consultation with a dentist experienced in denture placement. During this time, you can explore your tooth prosthetic options, ask questions, and make a decision as to whether dentures are right for you.

What should I expect when being fitted for dentures?

Your gums must first be prepared before you can begin wearing dentures. If you need one or more teeth removed, the process could take several months while you wait for your gums to heal from the extractions. An impression will then be taken of your gums and the supporting bones beneath the gum, which will be used to fabricate a complete or partial denture in a dental lab.

Will I need to follow any special after-care instructions?

Once your dentures are ready, you can begin wearing them on a daily basis. Expect the first few weeks to be an adjustment period, during which time you will adapt to the feel of your new dentures, as well as learn how to manipulate your tongue and cheek muscles to keep them in place. You may also experience slight irritation or soreness from the initial denture wear although this should subside after a few days or weeks.

Transform Your Smile with Custom-Fitted Dentures – Call Us Today!

For expert care and custom-fitted removable dentures in Cromwell, CT, trust the team at Fedorciw, Massoumi & Kolbig. We are committed to restoring your smile and improving your oral health. Contact us at 860-635-4666 to schedule a consultation.