We offer a range of advanced cosmetic dentistry solutions to help restore form and function to weak, decayed or missing teeth. Many of our patients who experience complications from missing teeth have found success with dentures. Dentures are removable prostheses that resemble natural teeth and gums. Full dentures are more commonplace and replace an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. Partial dentures are designed to fill in gaps between the natural teeth. If you are interested in learning more about dentures, we encourage you to contact us today.
Candidates for Dentures/Partials
You may be a candidate for dentures if you are missing some or all of your teeth, and you struggle with chewing, speaking and smiling around other people. Despite some commonly held beliefs, dentures are not just for the elderly. They can be placed on patients of any age.
Fitting and Placing Dentures
The fitting and placement process for dentures varies depending on the type of dentures we have selected.
Immediate dentures are placed immediately following the removal of your natural teeth; they protect the tissues and reduce bleeding after a tooth extraction. Immediate dentures may come in a full or partial set.
Conventional dentures are placed approximately eight to 12 weeks after tooth extraction, when the gum tissue at the extraction site has healed. Fitting and placing conventional dentures usually requires several visits to our office. First, we take impressions and a wax bite to ensure the proper dimensions of the denture prosthesis. Next, we help you try on the denture to ensure proper color, shape and fit. Lastly, the final denture is placed.
Benefits of Dentures
Tooth loss causes difficulty chewing, social embarrassment and anxious or self-conscious thoughts, but dentures address these concerns. After a period of adjustment (as you get used to chewing and speaking with your new "teeth") dentures should fit comfortably and feel stable in your mouth. You will be able to eat your favorite foods and speak confidently, knowing that your smile looks complete and natural.
Dentures may also be used temporarily while dental implants heal.
Learn More About Dentures
If you are missing several or all of your teeth, consider restoring your complete smile with dentures as part of a full mouth reconstruction. We can review your options during a personal and complimentary consultation at our cosmetic dentistry Bucks County office. Please call us at (215) 493-4021 or email us today.
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