Dentures and Partial Dentures

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Dentures and Partial Dentures in Longmeadow and Springfield, MA

At East Longmeadow Family Dental Center, Dr. Zirakian is an expert in denture and partial denture construction. He, along with his team of specialists, create some of the most beautiful and stable dentures in the entire Massachusetts area. We do this by working with some of the best denture labs in the country custom fitting a denture made perfectly for you.

What is a denture?

A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.


There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.


A Complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.


Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.

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What are some major reasons for getting dentures?

Unfortunately, circumstances arise with our oral health that some or all of our teeth need to be removed. Some reasons include:

  • Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
  • Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.

Whatever the situation that has arisen, be sure that Dr. Zirakian is your go to dentist for denture fabrication in the greater Springfield and Longmeadow areas.

What does getting dentures involve?

The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.


 Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.

It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.


You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.

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Will Denture Insurance help with my dentures expenses?

Absolutely. Most dental insurance plans help cover a portion of your dentures treatment. Each plan is different, but our denture specialists will let you know exactly how much your carrier will cover at your complimentary consultation appointment.

What are the cost of dentures in Longmeadow and Springfield, MA?

The average cost of dentures in Longmeadow and Springfield, MA is $3,000. This is the price for both upper and lower dentures. Prices may vary based on the treating dentist, if any teeth need to be extracted, and the complexity of your individual case.


If you are in the Longmeadow or Springfield, MA area and are looking for dentures or partial dentures, look no further than our team at East Longmeadow Family Dental. We hope to see you soon!