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By Dr. Francesco Maratta
October 08, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Losing multiple teeth is an unfortunate reality for many of us, but fortunately, our New Haven, CT, office offers a variety of dentures to match a similar variety of situations. We'll cover below some of the more types of dentures, which may help in deciding which type of treatment best fits your lifestyle and condition. But the final decision can only be made by discussing your expectations and by hearing this information directly from your prosthodontist, so contact Dr. Francesco Maratta of New Haven Prosthodontics to learn much more.

Complete Dentures

These are the most common and what most of us associate with traditional dentures. They are typically prescribed for those who have lost multiple teeth, either most of the majority of teeth in either arch. These dentures are removable and often made of acrylic and can restore our ability to chew food and our appearance, and sometimes even improve it.

Partial Dentures

When we've lost a few teeth and don't require a full arch replaced our dentist can turn to partial dentures. These are usually held in place with the help of our healthy teeth. They attach to them with clasps or similar methods, so it's best to consult with the office for an idea about what we can expect.


With options for a full denture or a partial, these dentures are held in place with dental implants. There are many advantages to choosing dental implants, namely that they require fewer implants than the teeth they restore for an unsurpassed bond as far as dentures go. These dentures remain attached all day long and may only need to be taken off by the dentist during routine regular cleanings.

Immediate Dentures

Gums must heal after thee final teeth are removed before we are given our final set of dentures--whether they are removable or implant-supported--and immediate dentures help to fill this gap, which earns them their alternate title of temporary dentures. Immediate dentures are actually made before the last extractions so that they fit correctly and look natural.

Dentures in New Haven, CT

When you're ready to restore your smile you can schedule a consultation with New Haven Prosthodontics and Dr. Maratta to explore your treatment options. If you live in or near the New Haven, CT, area you can dial 203-773-1701 for an appointment.

By Dr. Francesco Maratta
April 13, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dentures  

New to dentures? Here are some tips and advice for making sure your new teeth last.

Once you get your custom-made dentures from our New Haven, CT, dentist Dr. Frank Maratta you want to make sure that you care for them properly, so they last as long as possible. Caring for your dentures doesn’t have to be a head-scratcher, and once you get the routine down you’ll find that keeping your dentures clean and healthy is actually pretty simple. Here are some best practices for caring for your dentures.

Rinse your dentures after eating

After eating you’ll want to take the time to remove and clean your dentures to get rid of plaque and food that may be stuck between your false teeth. Simply run the dentures under some water to help loosen some of the trapped food.

Handle with care

Even though our New Haven, CT, family dentist prides himself on creating durable, long-lasting dentures, it is still possible to break or damage them if you aren’t careful. Just as you would handle eyeglasses or contact lenses with care, you also want to be gentle when it comes to handling your dentures.

Keep your mouth clean

Regardless of whether you have some natural teeth left or not, you will still want to brush your gums and remaining teeth twice a day to remove plaque and germs from your mouth. Don’t forget to also brush your tongue to get rid of bacteria responsible for halitosis (bad breath).

Take your dentures out at night

If you want to improve the lifespan of your dentures you’ll want to take them out at night and soak them in a denture solution. It’s important that any time you aren’t wearing your dentures that you are placing them in water or a soaking solution to prevent them from drying out, as dry dentures are prone to warping. If you have questions about how to soak or clean your dentures overnight our dental team would be happy to answer your questions or recommend certain cleaning solutions.

Visit your dentist

Even though dentures cannot develop cavities it’s still just as important for you to visit your dentist for regular checkups. This allows us to examine the health of your gums and any natural teeth, as well as the fit of your dentures. If you find that your dentures feel a bit loose, please give us a call.

If you are looking for a dentist in New Haven, CT, that specializes in prosthodontists and can provide you with custom dentures then call New Haven Prosthodontics today at (203) 773-1701 to schedule a consultation.

By Dr. Francesco Maratta
September 21, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures   Missing Teeth  

Dentures CoupleWant to fix your teeth, but want to avoid breaking your bank doing it? Well, Dr. Francesco Maratta in New Haven, CT, has just the solution: Dentures.

Dentures are oral appliances used by individuals who have lost some or all their natural teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. Dentures are usually made of plastic resin and a good economic solution.

If you're not sure how to go about getting dentures and what types are available, consulting your dentist is definitely a good start. Before you visit with them, here is some information about the types of dentures.

Types of Dentures:

There are partial dentures and full dentures:

Partial Dentures

  • Transitional Partial Dentures (temporarily used while gums heal before dental implant replacement)
  • Removable Partial Dentures (instead of dental implants and bridgework)

Full Dentures

  • Immediate Dentures (used temporarily when people are transitioning to dentures)
  • Conventional Full Dentures (permanent dentures that fit your teeth perfectly)
  • Implant-Supported Overdentures (use one or more dental implants to support upper and lower dentures)

Caring for Dentures:

When you get your dentures, it's important to know how best to take care of them.

Here are a few tips:

  • It's best to rinse while dentures are still in your mouth.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-invasive cleanser when cleaning your dentures, as recommended by the American Dental Association.
  • While brushing your teeth, make sure your clean your cheeks, the roof of your mouth, gums, and tongue to avoid having an unpleasant breath or irritation.
  • Change toothbrush when bristles become frayed.
  • Completely immerse your dentures in water when they're not in your mouth.

Need a consultation?

For more information about dentures at your New Haven, CT, dentist's office, call (203) 773-1701. It's time you take care of your dental health and improve your smile!

By New Haven Prosthodontics
February 10, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Should I Pick Dentures?

If you need to have your teeth removed, or you already are without teeth, a popular replacement option is dentures. If you try to live yourdentures life without these missing teeth, you may be self-conscious about your smile and you may avoid certain foods that you love. This is why dentures are a perfect choice for your smile. When it comes to dentures, don’t see just anyone. You should see an expert, a prosthodontist like Dr. Francesco Maratta your denture and cosmetic dentistry expert in New Haven, Connecticut.

There are many benefits to choosing dentures. This includes freedom from the pain of damaged teeth, ease and convenience. The right denture can even make you look younger by creating youthful contours in your cheeks.

Some of the modern state-of-the-art denture treatments offered by Dr. Maratta in New Haven include:

Conventional dentures: which are a full set of teeth, either upper, lower or both arches; this type of denture is completed after your soft tissue has healed from tooth extraction and usually takes 6 to 8 weeks.

Immediate dentures: which are also a full set of teeth; this type of denture is placed immediately after tooth extraction, so you don’t have to go without teeth. After your tissue has healed completely, a more permanent conventional denture will be made for you.

Overdentures: which are placed over existing tooth roots or implants; the benefit of this type of denture is the stability of having a supporting structure underneath. Tooth roots or implants also help to preserve the bone in your jaw, making you look younger.

Partial dentures: typically called removable partials are designed to replace just a few teeth in an arch.

If you are wondering about the benefits of dentures and which denture might be right for you, come in and talk with an expert, Dr. Francesco Maratta in New Haven, Connecticut. Find out how your smile and your life will be enhanced with the right denture. Call today!

December 04, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Find out which type of dentures will work best for your dental needs.


If you are one of the million Americans who suffering from tooth loss, then you’ve probably been doing some research to figure out how to best treat your dental problem. If you have been thinking about getting dentures in New Haven, we offer different types to suit anyone’s smile needs:

What are dentures?

Dentures are an oral prosthetic that are often removable. They are created to replace your missing teeth and have the same shape, color and look of real teeth.

What are the different kinds of dentures in New Haven?

There are two main types of dentures: complete and partial dentures.

What are complete dentures?

Complete dentures can either be immediate or more traditional. Immediate dentures are placed right after the teeth are removed so the patient doesn’t have to be without teeth during the healing process. Immediate dentures do have some cons, so it’s often recommended that patients opt for conventional dentures and only consider immediate dentures to be a temporary option until the traditional dentures are designed.

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures or bridges contain both replacement teeth and a gum-like base. Often the base of the dentures contains a metal frame, which helps hold the dentures in place. The bridge contains two crowns on the outermost parts, which are placed over the natural teeth that surround the missing tooth. In the center of the dentures is an artificial tooth, which takes the place of the missing tooth. While partials are often removable, they can also be cemented into place to give them more stability.

Which dentures will work best for me?

If all of your teeth are missing or if all of your teeth need to be removed, then complete dentures are the best way to replace your smile. However, if you still have some strong teeth in the upper or lower jaw that could hold a dental crown, then a partial might be all you’ll need. Talk your New Haven dentist to find out more.

If you think dentures will help restore your smile, then call your New Haven dentist today to schedule a dental consultation. Don’t let tooth loss affect your confidence!