Dentures & Partials Silver Spring, MD

Full or partial tooth loss doesn’t just affect a person’s self-image. It can also increase the risk of developing nutritional problems and other systemic health disorders. Fortunately, a reliable restorative dental treatment and time-tested method for treating this condition are full or partial dentures. Dentures in our Silver Spring, MD, office can provide a more stable, natural-looking solution to missing teeth. They can also help you eat and speak more comfortably.

Our modern dentures consist of durable acrylic or plastic that provides a solid bond for your gums. Continue reading to learn about denture treatment in Silver Spring at our office, Advanced Total Dental Care.

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Fixed (Implant-Supported) Dentures

If applicable, most patients opt for fixed dentures due to their strength. Dental implants secure fixed dentures, which provide stable support for the dental prosthetic. You cannot see dental implants because they are deeply rooted in the jaw bone.

You can receive two to six dental implants to help secure your dentures. Dr. Rever will walk you through the process to ensure you know the ins and outs and relieve your anxiety.

Under local anesthetic, Dr. Rever will insert the correct number of dental implants into the mouth. Dr. Rever will assess the best healing practices for your oral health to receive the best results possible.

Sometimes, our dentist may apply a set of temporary false teeth during the healing process. You will receive your fixed dentures once the implants and the jawbone fuse. You will be one step closer to a brighter and healthier smile.

Removable Dentures

Dr. David Rever will decide whether you may need partial or complete dentures. The type of denture you need will depend on the number of teeth lost and your oral health. The primary function of dentures is to allow you to resume normal chewing, talking, and eating functions. Dr. Rever will work with you to determine what kind of dentures will give you the best results.

Some types of dentures include:

  • Transitional Dentures: Applied as your transition into wearing dentures. Due to the reshaping of the gums and the surrounding area, immediate dentures will not fit as well as permanent dentures once the healing is complete. However, it does help your teeth and gums adjust to wearing dentures.
  • Conventional Dentures: Our dentist carefully crafts and customizes full and partial dentures to fit into your mouth. Dr. Rever skillfully places these dentures into the mouth to ensure a great fit. You can obtain dentures that match your existing teeth and provide a functional, comfortable smile.

Receiving Dentures in Silver Spring, MD

Making quality dentures is a blend of science and art. First, our dentist makes an accurate impression of the alveolar ridges on the top and bottom of your mouth. A dental laboratory makes the base of the denture from this mold.

Working together, our dentist and lab technicians choose from many different prosthetic teeth sizes and shapes to re-create a natural-looking smile. When everyone is satisfied with the result, the temporary dentures are made in permanent form.

You must balance your bite to enable normal speech and eating. This means the upper and lower dentures come together and stabilize each other. Our dentist will check the form and function of the dentures to ensure that they are working and fitting properly.

Finding some tissue shrinkage and bone loss is normal if you’ve recently lost your natural teeth and have an immediate denture. Therefore, in several months, you may find that the immediate dentures no longer fit well.

You will have two choices: visit our dentist to reline your immediate (temporary) dentures or get complete dentures. To reline dentures, our dentist adds material under the denture’s base. This conforms to the new contours of your alveolar ridge.

A better option is to move to a set of conventional full dentures, which will last longer and fit better. With proper care, dentures offer a functional, aesthetic, and economical solution to the problem of tooth loss.

Dentures & Partials FAQs

Learn more about dentures in our dental office with answers to these common questions:

Can you permanently attach dentures?

Yes. We can create modern dentures that our dentist will permanently attach to the dental implants. Our office calls this type of restoration an implant-supported denture. This is a common and successful treatment for replacing missing teeth. Implant dentures are the number one choice among patients looking to replace an entire row of teeth and old dentures.

Can I get dental implants if I already have dentures?

You can get dental implants if you currently wear a complete denture set. The process may include a bone graft to restore the jawbone so that your dental implants fit snuggly. It may also include other procedures since wearing dentures for a long time can affect your structure.

What should I do if I have a broken denture?

Stop wearing your broken denture. Broken and damaged dentures can damage your sensitive mouth tissue. However, you may have a gum or tooth problem if your appetite diminishes or your gum bleeds excessively. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rever to fix or replace your dentures.

Can you whiten dentures?

Yes. In most cases, you can whiten dentures at home. You can purchase a denture-bleaching product at your local pharmacy. You can also use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to remove stains from your denture periodically.

Be proactive about your health and well-being regarding dentures. On an annual basis, make sure you visit a dental hygienist who specializes in teeth cleaning for dental appliances like dentures.

How do I take care of removable dentures?

Taking care of removable dentures is not difficult as long as you know the best practices. After every meal, you must clean your dentures to remove food particles or bacteria. Brush your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste at least once daily. Also, soak them in water mixed with hydrogen peroxide or mouthwash overnight.

Taking care of fixed dentures is even easier. Brush them twice daily, like natural teeth, and floss gently under them. You do not need special products when maintaining fixed dentures.

Restore Multiple Missing Teeth

Restore lost teeth with dentures in Silver Spring, MD. Call (301) 637-0960 or schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Rever online. Please let Dr. Revere know if you have questions about dentures or other tooth replacement options. He will help answer them for you at your next visit.