Dentures have long been the standard for replacing multiple missing teeth. Although they are not as durable and aesthetically pleasing as other tooth-replacement options, modern dentures are designed to be comfortable, form-fitting, attractive, and functional.
Your personal consultation and examination with Main Line dentist Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario will help you determine if dentures are the best solution for your missing teeth. Please call us at (610) 810-2090 to arrange a consultation at our office in Ardmore.
Partial Dentures vs. Full Dentures
If you have multiple missing teeth in your upper or lower arch, partial dentures (also simply called “partials”) may be recommended. Partials are especially beneficial if your surrounding natural teeth are not strong enough to support a dental bridge. The denture will be crafted to conform with your existing teeth.
Full dentures are used when you are missing all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch. Both partial and full dentures are custom-made removable devices that feature carefully crafted artificial teeth fitted to a frame that feels like your natural gums.
Implant-supported dentures have become a popular option because of the many benefits they offer over traditional dentures, such as:
- Better stability
- Increased comfort
- No slipping problems
Dental implants are fused to the jawbone beneath your gums. Your dentures are specially created to snap into these dental implants, allowing them to securely anchor your dentures into place. Implant-supported dentures provide you with a more stable foundation for chewing and speaking, and the implants themselves stimulate healthier bone preservation beneath your teeth.
The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings
Many people with full dentures assume they no longer need to visit the dentist on a regular basis because they have no “real” teeth to worry about. Unfortunately, people with dentures tend to be at a higher risk for oral cancer. Dr. Bellisario recommends that dentures patients return to the office for oral cancer screenings at least once a year.
If you have further questions about full or partial dentures, please contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario through our website form or call (610) 810-2090 today to schedule your personal consultation. We welcome patients from Ardmore, Havertown, Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Bala Cynwyd, and the rest of the Main Line area of Pennsylvania.