If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, dentures can help restore a full, functional smile. Dr. Arden Bronstein DDS offers exceptional and affordable customized dentures and dedicated follow-up care at his office in Hyattsville, Maryland. To learn more about how Dr. Bronstein can improve your smile with dentures, schedule a visit today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.
Dentures are a prosthetic device that replaces some or all of the teeth in your smile. They’re artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored base, which is held in place on your gums with suction, adhesive, or dental implants.
Full dentures look slightly different depending on whether they’re replacing teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The acrylic base on upper jaw dentures covers the roof of your mouth, while dentures for your lower jaw are shaped more like a horseshoe to allow room for your tongue.
Dentures have gone through many technological advancements recently. Today’s dentures are far more comfortable and natural-looking than they used to be.
Dentures offer several benefits, including:
For many people, not having teeth can make them self-conscious about their smile, but dentures can help restore a full set of teeth.
Some of the many types of dentures available at Dr. Bronstein’s office include:
You can take removable dentures out at night when you sleep. Place them in a cleaning solution or brush them as directed by Dr. Bronstein.
Fixed dentures remain in place, just like natural teeth. They attach to dental implants, which Dr. Bronstein can implant into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure.
Partial dentures replace some of your missing permanent teeth.
Full dentures replace all of your missing permanent teeth. Dr. Bronstein may first extract any remaining teeth prior to getting fitted for full dentures.
With same-day dentures, you can receive dentures the same day as your extractions or dental implant placement, so you don’t have to go without teeth during the healing period.
Overdentures fit securely over the top of any remaining natural teeth.
Dentures might feel slightly uncomfortable at first, but this is an entirely normal sensation. Your mouth needs some time to adjust to holding your dentures in place, and there’s typically an adjustment period as the muscles in your mouth figure out how to work with your new appliance. During this time, some patients report that their dentures feel loose or bulky in their mouths.
After you’ve adjusted, however, you’ll actually feel more comfortable when you’re wearing your dentures than you do when you’re not wearing them.
To learn more about dentures, call Dr. Arden Bronstein DDS to request an appointment, or request one online today.