If you are missing multiple permanent teeth, dentures may be the right dental option for you. As restorative dental treatments, dentures help renew the appearance and function of the smile. We provide both full and partial dentures to patients in Wayne, PA. Partial dentures may be used to replace rows of lost teeth, while full dentures restore upper and/or lower arches of teeth. Replacing missing teeth with a dental restoration helps prevent problems like shifting teeth, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Traditional full dentures consist of an acrylic base with false teeth. Full removable dentures may use snaps or adhesive. Partial dentures use metal wires that wrap around natural teeth and keep false teeth in place. However, these removable options do not support the health of the gum tissue or any surrounding natural teeth. They can also easily slip around the mouth. Patients with removable dentures may have dietary restrictions against hard or chewy foods. This is because removable dentures do not fully support the bite as they lay on top of the gums.
Dental implants provide stability and security to patients who want a long-lasting restoration for their missing teeth. Unlike removable dentures, implant-secured dentures do not slip. With implants, patients can eat, speak, and enjoy life without any discomfort or instability.
Before treatment, we always make sure that our patients are in good oral health. Patients who choose implants will need sufficient bone tissue to support the implant posts. We may recommend bone grafting for patients to become candidates for implant treatment. To begin, we take impressions of the teeth to fabricate the dentures and crowns. We will determine where to place the implants to secure the denture. Then, an oral surgeon will insert the implant screws into strategic areas of the mouth. Over a 3 to 6 month period, the implants fuse to the jawbone. This creates a stable foundation for the dentures.
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Are you interested in treatment with implant-supported dentures? Contact Wayne Family Dentistry for treatment today at 610-347-5133. You may also feel free to request a dental consultation with our dental team online.