Dentures Specialist

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Shelton Dentist

Dentist located in Shelton, CT

Dr. Sean Lee and the staff at Shelton Dentist specialize in the creation and fitting of dentures and many other dental appliances. The dentist serves the residents of Shelton, Connecticut and many other local neighborhoods.

Dentures Q & A

How are Dentures Fitted?

Dentures are fitted in two different ways. In the first method, the dentures are created from molds that are taken from a patient's gums once they have healed from having all of the teeth extracted. The other way is to take measurements of the patient's mouth before the teeth are extracted and manufacture the dentures using those specific measurements. Once the dentures have been made, the teeth are extracted and the dentures immediately put into place. The gums will heal according to the dentures, using them as a mold. This allows the gums to form to the mold instead of the other way around.

What is a Partial Denture?

A partial denture is made to replace two or three teeth that have been lost due to dental decay or an injury. Fake teeth that are designed according to the same shape and size as the missing teeth are attached to a denture plate and fitted into the mouth. Unlike a bridge that can be put into the mouth permanently, a partial plate can be removed as desired and cleaned much like a regular set of dentures. Upper and lower dentures are not considered to be partials, mainly because they are designed to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Partials will help to secure other teeth that remain in the mouth so they do not shift into the open areas left behind by the missing teeth.

How Should Dentures be Cleaned?

Most dentists no longer recommend brushing dentures because the bristles of the brush can cause scratch marks on the surfaces of the false teeth. Instead of brushing, the most common option is soaking them in an approved denture cleaner. It is important to remove any solid debris from the surface of the teeth before placing them in the cleaning solution. While some people choose to use a very soft bristled brush, wiping them off with a soft cloth will also suffice. Rinsing the teeth throughout the day can prevent foods from sticking to them and will make them easier to clean when they are taken out for the night.

Insurance Providers

Shelton Dentist accepts most dental insurances. If you do not see your insurance listed here, please contact our office.

Assurant Health
Connecticut Dental Health Partnership
Delta Dental
Meritain Health
MetLife Dental
Principal Dental
United Healthcare