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If you have lost some or all of your teeth due to injury or oral health problems, dentures may be the answer for you. Replacing missing teeth with dentures can improve your confidence, wellbeing, and your health. At Innovative Dental By Dr. A in Philadelphia, PA, we offer a number of different denture options based upon the individual’s needs. Whether you need partial dentures to replace just a few teeth, a full set of removable dentures, or implant-supported dentures, we’ve got you covered. If you are missing teeth, we invite you to call us today to learn more about dentures.
There are several common reasons for losing permanent teeth. Here are the three most common:
Dentures are removable dental prosthetics that replace missing teeth. When permanent teeth are lost, it can affect your overall health, appearance, and confidence.
When it comes to dentures, patients can choose from three options: Full, partial, and implant-supported. The following explains the differences between these options.
Full or complete dentures replace an entire upper or lower arch of teeth and are held in place with suction or dental adhesive. Full dentures are made of a flexible material that allows for proper suction. Over time, the fit of full dentures may change due to jawbone degeneration. It’s important to maintain routine visits to the dentist to monitor the fit of your full dentures.
Partial dentures are used when patients are only missing a few teeth. Because they are supported by healthy neighboring teeth along with the gums, partial dentures fit more securely than full dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are the closest replacement option to natural teeth. The prosthetic is made from an acrylic base and snaps over implant posts that have been placed directly into the jawbone. With implant dentures, you do not have to worry about your prosthetic slipping out place. Additionally, the implant post stimulates the jawbone, which prevents bone atrophy.
The process for receiving dentures varies, depending on the individual and which type of restoration is being used. During the consultation process, we will discuss your options and help you pick dentures that fit your budget and lifestyle. Next, if any teeth require extraction, they will be removed, and impressions and measurements are taken. Patients can be fitted for temporary dentures while waiting for the custom fabricated final restoration. The last step is returning to the office to have your brand-new dentures adjusted by the dentist.
Losing permanent teeth doesn’t have to be the end of the world. With diverse options for dentures, you can enjoy a happy, healthy life with a brand-new smile. If you are missing teeth and would like help determining which dentures option is right for you, call us at (267) 463-2777.
Dr. Anirudh Patel is a board-certified dentist at Innovative Dental by Dr. A in Philadelphia. A graduate of
Case Western Reserve
University, the University of Maryland (magna cum laude), and the Academy of
Modern Implant Dentistry, Dr. A is a board-certified American Dental Association (ADA) member and a member of Spear
Education and the
Spear Study Club and Phelan Dental Seminars.
He is currently pursuing his general dentistry fellowship and is qualified in all dental specialties, including dental surgery, full mouth rehabilitation, orthodontics, cosmetic and general dentistry. After practicing dentistry for eight years, Dr. A received the findatopdoctor.com award in 2022.
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