Do you want to restore a full row or arch of missing teeth? The Dentists of Newtown provide dentures and partials in Newtown, PA. This restorative dental solution can replace multiple lost teeth with natural-looking dental prosthetics. Both full or partial dentures may be removable or supported by dental implants.
Our dental professionals work with patients one-on-one to discover the best solution for their missing teeth. Please let us know if you have an old removable denture; we can replace it with a durable, new restoration.
Partial vs. Full Dentures
Partial dentures are dentures used for several missing teeth. Patients who do not have full rows or arches of lost teeth are good candidates for partials. Full dentures can replace an upper or lower arch of missing teeth.
Traditional dentures are removable and often held in place by either snaps or adhesives. However, more often than not, we will recommend dentures secured with dental implants.
Why Choose Implant-Secured Dentures?
Dentures that are secured by strategically-placed dental implants last longer than traditional dentures. Removable dentures require more care. Over time, they may need to be rebased or replaced. The adhesives required for many traditional dentures can be messy, and even snap-on dentures cannot provide the stability of dental implants.
Before treatment, we make sure that patients are in good health. We can provide a tooth extraction, bone grafting, or periodontal therapy prior to denture treatment to ensure that their remaining teeth or gums are in good condition. To begin, we take impressions of the gums and any remaining teeth. Using these impressions, dental lab technicians are able to create dentures that look and function like real teeth.
We will schedule the implant procedure for patients who receive implant-supported dentures. During this procedure, we surgically insert the dental implants into key areas of the mouth. After the implants heal, we can secure the denture prosthesis to the implants.
Dentures and Partials Frequently Asked Questions
Are full dentures comfortable?
Comfort with full dentures can vary from patient to patient. When you first get your dentures, they might feel slightly uncomfortable. However, this feeling is normal and usually fades as your mouth adjusts to them. After the adjustment period, many patients find their dentures more comfortable. If discomfort persists, see your dentist for adjustments.
Is it better to get full dentures or partials?
Choosing between full dentures and partials largely depends on how many healthy teeth you have left. If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, full dentures can be the best solution. They replace all teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw.
But partial dentures might be the way to go if you still have several healthy teeth. They fit around your remaining teeth, filling in the gaps where necessary. Both options have benefits and drawbacks, so it’s best to discuss these with your dentist to find the best solution for your unique dental needs.
Can you eat food with a partial denture?
Yes, you can eat with a partial denture in place. There’s likely to be an adjustment period. You’ll want to start with softer foods and gradually move to harder items during this period. However, you should be cautious with certain foods. Extra hard or sticky foods might pose a challenge or even damage your partial denture. As a useful tip, try to use both sides of your mouth to chew. This helps keep the denture stable while you eat.
Do dentures look like your old teeth?
A dentist and a dental technician work together to design modern dentures to look like your natural teeth or even better. Your dentist will aim to match your original teeth’s color, shape, and size. While they won’t be a replica of your old teeth, they can look very natural. The goal is to make your dentures look as natural as possible.
Can you get all your teeth pulled at once for dentures?
Yes, it’s possible to have all your teeth extracted in one appointment if you’re preparing for full dentures. Dentists call this procedure “immediate” or “same-day” dentures. But it’s usually not the first choice. This would be a major procedure with a longer recovery time. However, it might be the best solution if your teeth are unhealthy or damaged. If this is a path you’re considering, talk to your dentist about all the pros and cons. They can help you decide what’s best for your health.
How noticeable are partial dentures?
A denture’s noticeability will depend on the fit, the quality, and how well the patient maintains them. Dentists craft modern dentures with materials that mimic the appearance of natural teeth and gums. Moreover, a high-quality partial denture is usually hard to detect. Regular check-ups with your dentist will ensure they remain comfortable and continue to look natural.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Are you missing your permanent teeth? Contact The Dentists of Newtown for dentures today at 267-692-2394. You can also schedule a dental appointment with our team on our website.