Dentures & PartialsBroomall, PA

Are you missing several teeth or an arch of teeth? Do you want to restore your lost teeth for a healthier smile?

Patients with missing teeth can restore normal oral function, dental health and quality of life with full and partial dentures. Replacing missing teeth helps prevent facial sagging, speech issues, and dietary restrictions.

Before our restorative dental treatments, we ensure that patients are in good oral health. For modern, implant-secured dentures, we may recommend bone grafting services. Dental implants provide a stable foundation for full and partial dentures.

Dentures in Broomall, Pennsylvania

Types of Dentures in Broomall, PA

We offer these types of restorations with dentures at Williamsburg Dental:

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures may be used to restore a row of multiple missing teeth, typically three or more consecutive lost teeth. They may use the surrounding teeth to support false teeth. However, implant-secured partial dentures last much longer. Multiple implants may be used to secure a partial denture, a tooth replacement that makes it easier for patients to eat and speak more comfortably.

Complete Dentures

Removable complete dentures benefit patients who have full arches of missing teeth. Complete dentures are typically held by adhesive and lay on the gums. Many patients with removable complete dentures will find that their dentures begin to fit differently over time.

This is due to continual bone and gum shrinkage through the years, creating a gap between the denture and your gums. If needed dentures can be relined to restore the fit of a loose complete denture. Like partial dentures, complete dentures can also be secured semi-permanently with dental implants.

Fixed Dentures

Fixed dentures cannot be removed and may be partial or complete. We use dental implants to support these permanent dentures. For complete fixed dentures, you will need a least four implants in the upper jawbone. The lower jawbone typically requires two or more implants.

An added benefit of dental implants is that they support the health of the gums and jaw bone. During the healing process, dental implants fuse with the jaw bone tissue, creating stability and strength. We can attach the custom denture or dentures once the implants heal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have trouble speaking with new dentures?

Yes, speaking with new dentures can be challenging at first. In the beginning, dentures can cause lisping, slurring, and pronunciation difficulties. It usually takes around 15-30 days to adapt to speaking with new dentures. You can practice reading and speaking challenging words aloud to speed up the adjustment period.

Do I have to take my dentures out at night?

Yes, we recommend that you remove your dentures at night. This break allows your gum tissues to rest and recover. Additionally, removing your dentures for overnight soaking in a cleaning solution helps maintain their cleanliness and prevents bacterial growth. This practice also extends the lifespan of your dentures.

Are there any foods I should avoid with dentures?

When wearing dentures, it’s best to avoid hard, crunchy foods. Examples of these foods are nuts and crusty breads. You will also want to avoid sticky, chewy foods like caramels and gummies. We recommend starting with soft, easy-to-chew foods until you become accustomed to eating with your new dentures. These foods include mashed potatoes, eggs, fish, and yogurt. 

Do dentures cause dry mouth?

No, dentures themselves do not cause dry mouth. However, having dry mouth can make wearing dentures quite uncomfortable. Certain medications, medical conditions, smoking, and nerve damage can contribute to dry mouth. If you wear dentures and are experiencing dry mouth, you should talk to your dentist or doctor. You will want to manage the condition and stay hydrated.

How long do implant dentures last?

Implant-supported dentures can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. It will depend on the quality of materials the dentist used and the success of the surgery. It will also depend on the patient’s oral hygiene habits. To ensure the longevity of implant dentures, you should maintain good oral hygiene and attend regular dental check-ups. Lastly, while the implants can last a lifetime, the denture piece that attaches to the implants may need replacement within ten years. This is due to normal wear and tear.

How often should I see the dentist if I wear dentures?

If you wear dentures, you should visit your dentist at least once a year. During these annual visits, your dentist will examine your mouth for signs of oral diseases and assess the fit and condition of your dentures. They will also clean and adjust them if need be. Regular check-ups help spot issues early.  

Restore Your Missing Teeth

Are you interested in dentures? Schedule a dental consultation with the team at Williamsburg Dental today. You may also call our dental office today at (610) 347-8302. Please let our team know if you have any further questions about removable or implant-secured dentures. They will be happy to assist you to get the right restoration for your needs.