Full Dentures & Partial Dentures in Newtown Square, PA in Newtown Square, PA
Whether you’re missing all of your teeth or just some of them, it affects more than just your smile and appearance. Missing teeth also makes eating and chewing more difficult and can also affect the way you speak. Missing teeth can change the shape of your jaw and face, too, leading to a sunken look and increased wrinkles.
Dentures are an answer to all of these problems. Call us today at (484) 458-5392 to schedule a consultation with our denture dentist in Newtown Square.
What is a Full Denture?
Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are needed when you’re replacing a full set of upper or lower teeth. The full denture consists of a set of artificial teeth that look real. They sit on a gum-colored base that is molded and fitted to either the upper or lower jaw. The process begins with the extraction of any remaining natural teeth, after which you’ll be given a temporary denture. After your gums recover from the extractions, you’ll be fitted for your permanent full denture.
A traditional denture is kept in place with the help of denture adhesive. A top denture includes a piece that rests against the roof of the mouth to create suction and help provide stability. The traditional denture is removable; you take it out to clean and store.
What is a Fixed Denture?
Although sometimes referred to as “permanent dentures,” most dentists prefer to call dentures that stay in your mouth “fixed dentures” or implant-supported dentures. While removable dentures rest on the gums and are held in place by the natural suction provided by saliva or by denture adhesives, fixed dentures are secured in place by dental implants. Fixed dentures come with the added the security of knowing that the denture will stay in place when talking or eating. LEARN MORE
What is a Partial Denture?
A partial denture is different from a full denture in that it replaces only one or some of your teeth. Not only do partial dentures allow you to keep your existing teeth but the denture itself is attached with clasps to existing and supporting teeth on either side of the gap they’re filling. This holds the denture in place in ways that a regular complete denture does not. A partial denture and a dental bridge are similar in that in both cases the artificial teeth are attached to adjoining natural teeth. The differences are that partial dentures have a metal framework with clasps that attach to natural teeth and are removable while dental bridges are affixed over natural teeth with crowns and considered permanent.
Whether you’re getting complete dentures or partial dentures, the dentist typically takes measurements and impressions of your teeth (if any) and gums to ensure a proper fit and to accurately replicate your bite.
Regardless of what kind of denture you wear, it should improve your ability to chew and eat, provide better facial structure, and improve your ability to speak, not to mention give you a more confident smile.
How Do You Care for Dentures?
Proper care of your denture is encouraged. For example:
- Inserting and removing your dentures may require practice, and it is advised that you not force it into place by biting down.
- Proper cleaning of your dentures should be as routine as daily brushing and flossing. Be advised, however, that toothpaste may be too abrasive; instead, use dentist-recommended denture cleaner, hand soap or a mild dishwashing liquid.
- Brush your dentures each day to remove food and bacteria, but use a brush designed for dentures. Normal toothbrushes may be too abrasive.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
The cost of dentures depends mostly on what kind of denture is chosen and the condition and preparation required for your teeth and gums. Whatever the cost, our staff can help you with financing options that fit your budget in order to purchase the dentures that fit your need.
Call Today to Schedule a Denture Consultation
The first step to improving your smile is to call Premier Dental of Edgmont Square at (484) 458-5392 today to schedule a consultation with our denture dentist. We look forward to helping you.