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Dentures in Darien

Complete Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures in Darien - At Cass Dental Care, we are experienced at creating full dentures and partial dentures to restore your smile and confidence. We understand the importance of a healthy and functional set of teeth, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve just that. Whether you are missing a few teeth or require a complete set of dentures, our team is here to offer personalized care to meet your specific needs. With our commitment to patient satisfaction, we strive to deliver results that exceed your expectations.

What are Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures, removable partial dentures, or simply "partials" are dental prosthetic devices designed to replace multiple missing teeth in a patient's mouth. They are a popular and non-invasive solution for individuals who have lost some of their natural teeth but still retain some healthy teeth.
Partial dentures consist of a framework or base that holds artificial teeth in place. This framework is typically made from a metal alloy or acrylic material and is designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding natural teeth. The artificial teeth are carefully crafted to match the color, shape, and size of the patient's existing teeth, creating a natural-looking appearance.
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What are Full Dentures?

Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are dental prosthetic devices designed to replace all of the natural teeth in the upper or lower arch, or both, of a patient’s mouth. They are a comprehensive solution for individuals who have lost all of their teeth due to decay, gum disease, injury, or other oral health issues.


Full dentures are custom-made to fit the unique shape and contours of the patient’s mouth. They consist of an acrylic base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue and holds a set of artificial teeth in place. The base is carefully crafted to match the color and texture of natural gum tissue, providing a lifelike and aesthetic result.


These dentures are typically held in place using the natural suction between the denture base and the gums. However, denture adhesives or dental implants can also be used to enhance stability and retention.


Full dentures offer numerous benefits to individuals with complete tooth loss. They restore the ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently, improving overall oral function and quality of life. They also provide support to facial muscles, preventing the sunken appearance often associated with missing teeth.

Can dentures be repaired if they break?

Yes, dentures can often be repaired if they break. The repairability of dentures depends on the extent and nature of the damage. Here are some common scenarios:

  1. Denture base or framework: If the denture base or framework breaks, such as a fracture or a damaged clasp in a partial denture, it is usually possible to repair it. The dentist or dental laboratory technician can use dental acrylic or other appropriate materials to mend the broken area and restore the functionality of the denture.
  2. Denture teeth: If a denture tooth becomes dislodged or breaks, it can typically be repaired or replaced. The dentist can attach a new tooth to the denture base using dental adhesives or resin materials. In some cases, if the denture tooth cannot be reattached, a new tooth may need to be fabricated and then integrated into the denture.

It’s important to note that while denture repair is possible in many cases, the success of the repair may depend on the condition and age of the denture. If the denture has undergone multiple repairs or if it is significantly worn or damaged, the dentist may recommend considering a new denture instead of a repair.

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What is the process for getting dentures?

The process for getting dentures typically involves several steps and visits to your denture clinic. Here is a general overview of the process:

Initial Consultation

The first step is to schedule an initial consultation with a dentist or prosthodontist at a denture clinic. During this appointment, your oral health will be assessed, and the dentist will determine if dentures are the right solution for you. They will also discuss your specific needs, preferences, and expectations.

Comprehensive Examination

If dentures are deemed suitable for you, a comprehensive examination of your oral cavity will be conducted. This may include X-rays, impressions, and other diagnostic tests to evaluate the condition of your gums, remaining teeth, and jawbone structure. These assessments help in designing dentures that fit properly and provide optimal functionality.

Treatment Plan and Design

Based on the examination results and your preferences, a personalized treatment plan will be created. The dentist will discuss the various denture options available, such as full dentures or partial dentures, and the materials that can be used. The size, shape, and color of the artificial teeth will also be considered to achieve a natural and comfortable appearance.

Dental Impressions

To ensure the precise fitting of the dentures, dental impressions will be taken. This involves using a putty-like material or digital scanning to capture the shape and position of your gums and any remaining teeth. These impressions will serve as the foundation for creating your custom dentures.

Denture Fabrication

Using dental impressions, skilled technicians at a dental laboratory will fabricate your dentures. They will carefully craft the denture base and attach the artificial teeth according to the specifications provided by the dentist. This process may take a few weeks, during which you may be provided with temporary dentures if necessary.

Fitting and Adjustments

Once your dentures are ready, you will return to the denture clinic for a fitting appointment. The dentist will place the dentures in your mouth and ensure that they fit properly, align with your bite, and provide a comfortable fit. Adjustments may be made to the dentures' shape, size, or bite alignment to optimize their functionality and comfort.

Follow-up Appointments

After the initial fitting, you may need to return for a few follow-up appointments to address any discomfort or adjustments required. These visits allow the dentist to fine-tune the fit of your dentures, ensuring optimal comfort, stability, and functionality.

Oral Care and Maintenance

The dentist will provide instructions on how to care for and maintain your dentures. Proper oral hygiene practices, including regular cleaning of the dentures, brushing your gums, and maintaining regular dental check-ups, are essential for the longevity and oral health of your dentures.