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Dentures & PartialsTowson, MD

If you are missing a full arch of teeth, your quality of life can be drastically affected. Without your teeth, you are unable to eat, drink, and speak as you normally would. Our dental professionals never want to see anyone going through life without a beautiful and healthy smile.

To help our patients with missing teeth, we offer custom dentures and partials. We also provide implant-supported dentures to patients looking for a more secure fit. Dr. Ousborne and Dr. Esterson will examine your dentures and partials often to ensure a proper fit and a comfortable alignment for many years to come.

Restoring Teeth with Dentures in Towson MD

Dentures in Towson, MD

Dr. Ousborne and Dr. Esterson are experienced restorative dentistry professionals in Towson, MD. They create custom dentures and partials for our patients in need of replacing teeth. This popular dental restoration is a set of false teeth that are worn for function and aesthetics. They are custom made from exact measurements of your mouth and will look completely natural when worn. You can wear a full denture if you are missing an entire row of teeth. Or you can wear a partial denture if you still have some natural teeth remaining. A partial denture basically fills in the gaps in your smile.

Types of Dentures

During your consultation, we will help you figure out which type of denture is best for you. The type you choose can significantly impact your quality of life and health. Dr. Ousborne and Dr. Esterson offer several types of dentures to accommodate their patient’s needs including full dentures, partial dentures, and implant dentures.

Full Dentures

Complete dentures are sets of false teeth that replace an entire row of teeth in the upper or lower jaw or both. They rest on the gums and rely on muscle control, suction, and often adhesive to remain in place. Full dentures are made up of an acrylic base that blends in gum tissue with the false teeth mounted to it.

Partial Dentures

We will suggest partial dentures when you have some natural teeth remaining. They consist of replacement teeth that attach to a base that matches the color of your gums, often connected by a metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures fill in the gaps in your smile and prevent the remaining teeth in your mouth from shifting out of place. The false teeth are

What are Denture Implants?

A denture implant is the most sophisticated way to replace your missing teeth. Full arch implant treatment replaces the teeth at the root instead of just replacing the crowns of the teeth. Your dentist will insert teeth implants into your jaw bone where they will fuse with the surrounding bone. This makes them stable and durable enough to support a denture. Denture implants eliminate many of the issues that come along with traditional dentures such as slipping, slurred speech, and sores in your mouth.

Dentures FAQs

We will happily answer any questions you may have about this dental service at your upcoming appointment. Below are the answers to frequently asked questions.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Dentures and partials provide patients with several benefits. They improve your smile’s appearance and functionality with chewing.  They help patients avoid TMJ symptoms from over-closure of the bite and disfigurement. Dentures can also help in restoring a patient’s phonetics for speech, improve their self-esteem, and reduce the likelihood of facial drooping or wrinkles.

How will dental implants help with my dentures?

Dental implants act as anchors for your dentures and partials. They improve the stability and overall retention rate of dentures and partials. Even the best pair of custom dentures can tend to slip around because conventional dentures are designed only to suction to your soft tissues. With just a few surgically implanted prosthetics, you can achieve less slippage, fewer dietary restrictions, and a more reliable dental restoration.

How long will it take me to adjust to dentures?

Once you first put in your dentures, it will take a few weeks to a few months to adjust to wearing them. During this time, you may experience an increase in saliva flow, sore spots, and issues eating and speaking. However, as you wear your dentures and practice speaking and eating, you will adapt to them.

Will my dentures look like real teeth?

Today’s dentures are made to look like natural teeth. We will design your dentures to blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth in color, shape, and texture. Your dentist will consider your facial structure and aesthetic goals while creating false teeth. The goal is to enhance your smile and overall facial appearance with your new set of teeth.

How long will my dentures last?

Your dentures can last between 5 and 10 years before you need to replace them. You will need to replace them due to normal wear and tear and changes to the shape of your mouth due to bone loss or damage. If you visit your dentist on a regular basis, they will help you care for your false teeth and suggest proper treatment. You may need to adjust or reline them over time to ensure a comfortable fit.

Can I sleep with dentures in?

Most dentists will agree that sleeping with conventional dentures in is not okay. Removing the denture every night will give your gums and mouth tissues a chance to rest and recover from the pressure and friction they experience during the day. This is also the most logical time to clean them to help maintain oral hygiene thoroughly.

Will dentures affect my speech?

When you first begin wearing dentures, they may affect your speech. Dentures can cause temporary lisps and difficulty pronouncing certain sounds. However, your ability to speak clearly will improve as you adjust to wearing them. We recommend practicing speaking or reading out loud every day as often as possible to help expedite this adjustment process.

Do dentures need adhesive?

Whether dentures require adhesive depends on the individual fit and comfort level. Well-fitting dentures may not need adhesive, but some people find that adhesives improve stability, especially during eating or speaking. It’s vital to consult with your dentist to determine if an adhesive is appropriate for your situation.

Why do my dentures not fit anymore?

There are a few reasons why your dentures do not fit anymore. First, there may have been changes to your jawbone or gum tissue. This is common after tooth loss, especially with bone resorption after tooth loss. Weight loss or gain can also affect fit. If your denture is damaged, it will no longer fit properly. Regular dental check-ups are vital for adjusting, relining, or replacing dentures as needed for a proper fit.

Schedule a Consultation Today for Dentures in Towson, MD

Have you experienced tooth loss? Are you missing one or more teeth? The dental professionals of Dental Excellence in Towson can help you restore the look, feel, and function of your natural smile. Request an appointment online today. We look forward to helping you restore function and beauty to your smile with personalized solutions.