Dentures in South Philadelphia, PA
What Are Dentures and How Do They Work?
A denture is a removable substitute for missing teeth. Whether you’ve lost teeth due to an accident or gum disease, replacing them with a denture can improve your appearance and quality of life. Affordable quality dentures can help you to chew and speak more comfortably. If you think you may be a candidate for dentures, please call us today.
Types of Dentures
Depending on the number of natural teeth you have, you may need either a partial or a full denture. One of our dentists can make a specific recommendation for you after conducting an assessment.
Full and Partial Dentures
A full or complete denture is used when you need to replace all of the teeth of your upper or lower jaw. A full denture rests on the gum tissue where your teeth used to be. A partial denture replaces missing teeth when you still have some remaining natural supporting teeth. The partial denture usually attaches to the remaining teeth with a metal clasp.
Flexible Partial Denture
A traditional partial denture has a rigid metal base. While that rigidity provides some benefits, such as helping to prevent the remaining teeth from shifting, it can also be uncomfortable for some people. If so, a flexible partial denture can be a good option. This type of denture has a base that is made from a soft, transparent material that is comfortable and natural-looking.
An implant-supported denture snaps into place on top of dental implants. This type of denture is frequently used for patients who need a lower jaw denture. That’s because a lower jaw denture often needs extra stability. Just like a traditional denture, you remove your implant-supported denture to clean it overnight.
What Are All-on-Four Dentures?
If you have lost all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw, all on four dentures may be an excellent option for you. This technique permanently attaches prosthetic teeth to dental implants that are anchored in the jawbone. These teeth look and function like natural teeth but they only require as few as four implants per dental arch. That makes the procedure less expensive and invasive than a full-mouth teeth replacement with dental implants.
What Should I Expect When Getting Dentures?
After you’ve had your consultation and exam, the next step to getting a new denture is to have impressions taken of your mouth. If you need extractions or other dental work done, it would take place around this time. Next, your dentures will be made in a denture lab. Once your gums have healed enough to support dentures comfortably, your final denture will be fitted.
What Do Dentures Cost at Our Practice?
Each patient’s treatment plan will vary and so will their dentures price. How much your denture will cost depends on what kind of denture you choose and what type of preparatory work is required. We know that price is important, and that’s why we provide detailed estimates of each patient’s expected costs before we do any work. Give us a call for more information about affordable quality dentures.
What Is a Soft Denture Reline and Should I Get One?
The base of your denture rests on the gum tissue. That gum tissue will change in shape and size over time, which can result in an ill-fitting denture that shifts out of place. There is a simple fix to that problem that’s known as a denture reline. A soft reline for dentures means that the denture will be refilled and formed to your gums with a soft material that should feel more comfortable.
You don’t have to live with the discomfort and embarrassment of missing teeth. If you’re ready to enhance your smile and your life with new dentures in South Philadelphia, please contact us today.