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Dentures & PartialsHorizon Family Dental Care

Are you missing full rows of permanent teeth? Our dental practice, Horizon Family Dental Care provides high quality 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.

Full and Partial Dentures in Baltimore, Maryland

Types of Dentures

Partial vs. Full Dentures

Partial dentures are dentures used to restore multiple missing teeth. Patients with a few missing permanent teeth benefit from partial denture treatment. A partial is a set of false teeth that attach to a base. The base has a metal framework that will clip on to your natural teeth to hold the teeth in place. This is a great way to fill in the gaps in your smile

Full dentures replace a full arch of missing teeth. A complete denture base is made of acrylic that will blend in with your gums. It stays in place using suction and sometimes adhesive when needed. Many patients find full dentures bulky and uncomfortable. It is important that you give yourself a few months to get used to them.

Both partial and full dentures can be either fixed or removable. Fixed dentures use dental implants to hold the restoration firmly in place.

All-On-Four Dental Implants

Sometimes patients can receive an All-On-Four treatment, which can secure an arch of teeth with four or more implants. Dentists commonly use All-On-Four fixed denture. It involves using dental implants to create a stable foundation to secure your new prosthetic teeth. Implant supported dentures are more stable than removable dentures.

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. The dental lab will use the impressions to create the custom set of false teeth. When they are ready, you will try them on to ensure a proper fit and look. We may have to make some minor adjustments.

If you are getting dental implants to secure the denture, the process will take slightly longer. although implant-secured dentures can take more time than removable dentures, All-On-Four dentures are a great option for patients that qualify. In order to qualify for All-On-Four, some patients may require bone grafting to create enough tissue in the jawbone to hold the implants.

The first step is the insert the dental implants into the jaw bone. They will fuse to the jawbone to in about three to six months time. However, this is will allow them to firmly hold and stabilize a denture.

After these three to six months, we can then attach the denture to the implants. Our team will make sure that they fit properly, look natural, and are comfortable. 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. We have dental offices in Baltimore, La Plata, Clinton, and Hanover, Maryland. 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.