Do you have multiple missing teeth in a row? Maybe you have whole arches of missing teeth. Dr. Keith Boenning and Dr. Nathan Dancykier offer dentures in Towson, MD for patients with missing teeth. Full and partial dentures are dental restorations that are used to replace lost or missing teeth with natural-looking prosthetics. Dentures can be removable or secured by implants. We often recommend implant-secured dentures, especially for patients who have a full arch of missing teeth. Dental implants restore the bite function of patients who have missing teeth and feel like a natural restoration.
Benefits of Receiving Dentures
You may notice a change in your face shape once you receive your dentures. Facial sagging is one of the aesthetic changes that can occur if you have missing teeth. Dentures can fill out your face and combat facial sagging. In addition, dentures restore a balanced bite and make it easier to eat the foods you love. Implant-secured dentures in particular are a longer-lasting restoration for patients with missing teeth.
Partial dentures are used to replace multiple missing teeth in a row. They are made of replacement teeth that are attached to a metal or acrylic base. The base is pink and blends in with the color of your natural gums. Partial dentures can also have a clasp to attach to your natural teeth. The prosthetic teeth that make up the denture rest on the gum ridge. Additionally, partial dentures are removable and do not need to be worn at night.
Implant-secured dentures hold prosthetics in place. To receive implant dentures, you must have sufficient bone tissue or can undergo bone grafting treatment to ensure that implants can be inserted into the jawbone. Implant dentures use several dental implants that are surgically placed into your jaw to hold prosthetic teeth. In some cases, we can place a hybrid denture over one or more implants. Hybrid dentures sit on top of the gums like removable dentures, but they can be supported by multiple implants for more stability.
Restore Your Smile
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Boenning or Dr. Dancykier to receive dentures. You can also call our Towson, MD dental office at 410.324.2294.