and Kevin G. Murphy & Associates
One or two teeth in a row can be replaced with a dental bridge, but what if there are several gaps in your smile? Or what if an entire row of teeth is missing? If you want to restore your youthful facial appearance and regain your mouth’s normal functions, our team at Baltimore Dental Arts can provide you with partial and full dentures to refresh your grin. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of your trusted dental professionals and learn more about how dentures can help you get your confidence and the quality of your life back.
You probably are familiar with the full dentures that seniors often use to speak, smile, and chew after losing an entire arch of teeth. These restorations are made out of ceramic or acrylic teeth attached to a gum-colored base that blends in with the rest of your mouth. Your own dentures will be fully personalized by dental lab technicians working based on impressions of your mouth. Full dentures are held in place by natural suction, but you can use denture adhesive to stabilize them further. When full dentures are made for the top arch, they’ll cover the roof of the mouth; dentures for the bottom arch allow enough room for the tongue.
Partial dentures are designed to replace a specific number of teeth based on where the gaps in your smile. Think of them like a puzzle piece specially made to fit into the available space. Aside from that, they’re similar to full dentures in the materials used to craft them, and they also allow you to eat and speak normally after tooth loss. However, instead of relying on natural suction, partial dentures are typically held in place by metal clasps attached to the natural teeth.
Did you realize that dentures can be anchored to dental implants? With this type of restoration, your new teeth will be more stable and will stay in place at all times. You’ll never have to worry about teeth slipping while chewing or laughing. Also, the implant roots will stimulate the jawbone to keep it happy. Thanks to their durability, implant dentures can last for decades and often even last for the rest of a person’s life.