Dentures – Owings Mills, MD
Beautiful Replacements for Complete Smiles
If you are contending with the challenges of missing teeth—whether one, several, or all of the teeth along an arch—then the need for tooth replacement is obvious. For years, both full and partial dentures have been excellent options for tooth replacement and they still are today. Dr. Mattson will design a denture with false teeth that closely resemble your natural smile. To learn more about your options for dentures in Owings Mills, keep reading!
Full dentures, also called complete dentures, are designed to replace a full arch of missing teeth. A person who has lost all of their teeth is almost always recognizable by the sagging appearance of his or her face. Therefore, full dentures not only restore your smile and your ability to speak and chew, they can also fill out the look of your face, so you have a more natural and youthful appearance.
If you are missing one, two, or three teeth consecutively along one arch, then a partial denture may be the ideal solution for you. A partial consists of false teeth that are mounted on a pink or gum-colored base. This oral prosthesis fits between or among your natural teeth much like a puzzle piece. Brackets or clasps hold the partial in place firmly. With some time and practice, you’ll be able to chew and talk as comfortably as you would with natural teeth.
If you’re looking for dentures that feel and function just like your natural teeth, implant-retained dentures may be the best option for your smile. Using an average of 4 dental implants in each arch, we can anchor your denture in place. The result is a sturdy, stable, and strong smile that won’t ever shift or slide. The best way to know if this solution is right for you is to come into our office for a consultation. Dr. Mattson will carefully examine your smile, the number of teeth you’re missing, and your jawbone health before making a proper recommendation.
Benefits of Dentures
At Diamond Dental of Owings Mills, we want our patients to enjoy their lives with beautiful smiles. We provide options like full, partial, and implant-retained dentures because they offer amazing advantages, including:
- Appearance: If you’ve been hiding your grin in public or for photos because of your tooth loss, dentures will allow you to smile with confidence.
- Convenience: With various options for dentures, we can give you a solution that works best for your smile.
- Health: If you choose implant-retained dentures, dental implants stimulate your jawbone to prevent it from deteriorating after tooth loss.
- Longevity: With proper care, dentures can last for years to come. Just make sure you care for your new smile as instructed.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
The cost of your dentures will vary based on your pattern of tooth loss, and treatment option, and your overall oral health. No two smiles are the same, which is why it’s difficult to give you a precise estimate without examining your mouth first. Implant-retained dentures usually have the highest price tag out of our denture solutions, but their longevity and health benefits can actually save you money in the long run. That’s why the easiest way to receive an estimate is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mattson. After carefully looking over your smile, she’ll be able to develop a personalized treatment plan that includes information like price.
Caring for your Dentures
Because a full or partial denture is in your mouth the better part of a day, proper hygiene care is important. You need to brush your dentures every day with a soft denture brush. Never use toothpaste on your dentures. Toothpaste can have abrasive particles that might scratch your prosthesis. Just use water when you brush your dentures, and if you can’t brush after a meal, then rinse with water.
You can purchase a denture cleaner at the grocery or pharmacy. A cleaner is not intended to replace daily brushing. However, these can help your dentures look, smell, and taste better.
Here in Owings Mills, Dr. Monica Mattson is dedicated to providing patients of all ages with superior denture treatment that promises quality results. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.