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
Replacing missing teeth is vital for your overall health, oral health, and your appearance. 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 and the development of deep facial wrinkles.
Missing teeth will make it difficult to consume many types of food. Dentures will restore balance to your bite and make it easier to eat the foods you love. This includes many types of food that you need to remain healthy. Implant-secured dentures in particular are a longer-lasting restoration for patients with missing teeth.
Types of Dentures
Full dentures are for patients missing a whole arch of teeth. It is made of up false teeth that are fused to a base made of acrylic. The acrylic base is designed to blend in naturally with your gums. Your denture will remain in place by way of suction or adhesive. Full dentures must be removed for at least 7-8 hours a day to allow the gums to rest. Most patients choose to do this at night while sleeping.
We use partial dentures to replace multiple missing teeth in a row. They are also 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.
Book your Appointment for Dentures in Towson, MD
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Boenning or Dr. Dancykier to learn more about the types dentures we offer. You can also call our Towson, MD dental office at 410.324.2294.