Are you missing full rows of permanent teeth? Horizon Family Dental Care provides dentures and partials to our patients in Baltimore, MD. Full and partial dentures are dental restorations that fill out the smile and reform the foundation of the smile. Missing multiple teeth can increase patients’ chances of developing gum disease or cavities, so it is important to restore missing teeth as soon as possible. Replacing missing teeth also makes it easier for patients to eat and speak.
Partial vs. Full Dentures
Partial dentures are dentures used to restore multiple missing teeth. Patients with rows of lost permanent teeth benefit from partial denture treatment. Full dentures replace arches of missing teeth. Both partial and full dentures can be either fixed or removable. Sometimes patients can receive an All-On-Four treatment, which can secure an arch of teeth with four or more implants. All-On-Four is a commonly used fixed denture. Partial dentures may also use several implants to create a stable foundation for prosthetic teeth.
Treatment with Dentures
We begin denture treatment like our other restorative treatments by ensuring the health of the teeth and gums. Our team takes dental impressions to best determine the shape of the denture as well as the placement of implants.
Although implant-secured dentures can take more time than removable dentures, All-On-Four dentures are an option for some patients. If All-On-Four is not an option, patients may require bone grafting to create enough tissue in the jawbone. The dental implant fuses to the jawbone to stabilize dentures.
Once implants are healed, and the dentures are complete, our team will make sure that they fit properly. Contact our office if there are ever any changes in the fit of your dentures or dental implants. Remember to brush and floss your fixed implant dentures, as this ensures that they last for years to come.
Contact Us Today
Schedule a dental appointment at Horizon Family Dental Care to improve the look and function of your smile. Please let our team know if you have any questions or current concerns about missing teeth. At your next consultation, we can discuss your needs for dental treatment.