Are you missing rows or arches of permanent teeth? Receive dentures at the Office of Dr. Bellisario in Ardmore, PA. Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario offers restorative dental care to replace missing permanent teeth. Multiple missing teeth not only lead to facial sagging and gaps in the smile but also lead to dental and gum infections. Even if patients have not lost permanent teeth due to decay, they can lose more teeth to infection. Harmful bacteria build up in the missing tooth gaps and remaining natural teeth can shift and overcrowd the mouth. Because of this, we encourage patients with missing teeth to contact our office for care.
Types of Dentures
Dentures may be full or partial. Partial dentures replace multiple consecutive missing teeth. Full dentures restore a complete upper or lower arch. For patients who do not have stable teeth to secure a dental bridge, we will recommend partial dentures.
Traditional dentures are removable and held in place with adhesive. Patients with removable dentures often do not have the support to eat hard or chewy foods. Implant-supported dentures are a great alternative to removable dentures. They offer stability and comfort to the smile. Dental implants are titanium posts placed beneath the gums. They fuse to the jaw bone to create a stable foundation for dentures. Implant-supported dentures make it easier to chew and speak.
For the best restoration possible, we will make sure that our patients are in good oral health before restorative treatment. If needed, we can provide tooth extractions and periodontal therapy. We will work with a local oral surgeon for patients who want implant-supported dentures.
To begin, we will take impressions of the teeth. These impressions are sent to a lab, where technicians fabricate dentures according to the specifications of patients’ smiles. Then, an oral surgeon strategically places the dental implants for implant-secured dentures. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, we attach the denture to the implants.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you want a fuller, healthier smile? Contact Dr. Bellisario for denture treatment today at (610) 839-8967. You may also request a dental consultation on our website.