Dentures & PartialsAn Overview
Dr. Roham Rafat is a periodontist and perio-prosthodontist near Hunt Valley, MD, specializing in the replacement of missing teeth. We offer several options for dentures including full and partial dentures which can be retained by natural teeth or dental implants.
Today’s dentures are more natural looking and comfortable than their traditional counterparts. Dentures can be made using high quality acrylic or porcelain materials.
Dentures & Partials What to Expect
The type of denture you receive will depend on the number and placement of missing teeth you have in addition toy our lifestyle and budget. Dental implant secured dentures provide added benefits and stability.
Full Dentures – Full dentures are used to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. Dentures can be either traditional or retained by implants. As few as two dental implants may be needed to secure the denture in place, greatly increasing the success rate and satisfaction of the denture.
Implant-retained dentures offer a number of benefits compared to traditional removable dentures including:
- Better retention, no chance of slippage
- Improved health of bone and gums
- Ability to eat without restrictions
- No adhesives needed
- More natural look and feel
Same Day Dentures – Many patients who need all of their remaining teeth extracted are good candidates for same day dentures. Traditionally, teeth are extracted and the jaw bone is allowed to heal prior to fabrication of a complete denture. With same day dentures, teeth can be extracted on the same day as the denture delivery, so the patient does not have to go without teeth. This greatly improves function as well as comfort for the patient.
Partial Dentures – Partial dentures are similar to a dental bridge in that they replace a series of teeth but not all teeth in the jaw. They are usually retained by natural teeth, although dental implants can also be used to increased the stability and retention of a partial denture.