Our Fallston dentist office provides traditional and dental implant-secured dentures. No matter your unique oral health needs and cosmetic goals, we will find a solution for you. With advancements in modern dentistry, dentures are now more natural looking, better fitting, and more durable. They also allow for a comfortable fit while chewing and speaking.
We work with patients on an individual basis to find the right tooth replacement solution for them. She will design a complete or partial denture for you that will meet all your needs. It will also be comfortable and natural looking in appearance. Dentures and partials can be matched to the exact of your natural teeth so that they blend in naturally with your smile.
We make our dentures with beautiful, life-like materials and the finest fracture-resistant denture base materials available. They are extremely durable and natural looking. We partner with a dedicated local denture lab for custom dental fabrications. Our lab can perform denture repairs, as well as relining your denture for a better fit.
Types of Dentures in Fallston MD
If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, we will recommend full dentures to replace them. A full set of dentures is made of acrylic, which will hold the set of fake teeth and is designed to fit snugly over the gums. This type of replacement teeth will take some time to get used to. Full dentures may be traditionally placed and attached using denture adhesive, or they may be secured by dental implants.
Once all the teeth are missing, your bone and gums may shrink slightly, causing the dentures not to fit correctly. Oftentimes we recommend implant-secured dentures to reduce this risk because they prevent bone deterioration. We will monitor you closely and make adjustments as needed, especially for the first six months, regardless of how you choose to secure your full dentures.
If you are only missing a few teeth and still have some remaining teeth that are healthy, we will recommend a set of partial dentures. This type of replacement teeth will basically just fill in the gaps in your smile. This removable appliance utilizes metal clasps that we will design to anchor to your remaining teeth. However, we also offer metal-free flexible partial dentures for a natural, no-metal-clasps appearance. Many people consider them the most aesthetic, life-like partial dentures available today.
Slippage is a common problem for denture wearers. When accurately designed, fitted dentures can prevent slippage, but greater stability can come from using dental implants. Dental implants secure dentures at the jaw bone, providing structure and a naturally functioning restoration.
For patients suffering from ill-fitting dentures, we may recommend dental implants to secure the denture permanently. Dental implant-supported dentures are more natural than traditional dentures and are better for your oral health since implants replace the missing tooth root.
Implant-supported dentures can also do away with the need for your upper denture to totally cover the roof of your mouth – eliminating gagging and improving your ability to taste food. The process of placing dental implants does add some time to your treatment, however, your dentures will last longer and will function much more similarly to natural teeth.
Some patients are missing several or all of their teeth and need an immediate replacement. Your dentist may choose to use temporary dentures, or immediate dentures if you are missing teeth. After tooth extractions, the bone in the gums tends to shrink. Once the bone shrinkage has lessened, after 6 months to one year, a new, permanent denture is made. You can stop further bone loss by securing dentures with dental implants.
Do you have further questions about dentures and how they can restore your smile? Continue reading to learn more and find answers to frequently asked questions in our office.
How long do partial dentures last?
The answer depends on your regular oral routine, your diet, how often you visit the dentist, and your denture cleaning habits. If you practice good oral hygiene and consult a dentist regularly, most types of dentures can last anywhere from 10-15 years, and in some cases even longer.
Can anyone get dentures?
Almost everyone will qualify for dentures. However, we recommend getting a full dental evaluation before getting any dental restoration. You may need to fix some underlying dental issues before getting dentures. There are multiple types of dentures available so having a full dental exam will help us to choose the type of treatment that will best suit your needs. Gum disease, infections, and more can affect the fit of your dentures.
What should I do if I have a broken denture?
If your denture is damaged or broken, do not use it and visit our dentist office for denture repair or a new denture. Damaged dentures can cause more harm to your mouth if worn incorrectly. They can cause lacerations, damage to your gums, and infections. They may also be extremely uncomfortable and break more if you continue to wear them.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
If you are missing teeth and interested in getting dentures in Bel Air, MD, and Fallston, MD, schedule an appointment with us. We will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine which kind of dentures are right for you.