Valley Dental Health

Cockeysville Dentures

Overview

About Dentures

Valley Dental Health in Cockeysville, MD, is a team of experienced dentists, Dr. Ashley Izadi and Dr. Roham Rafat, offering comprehensive denture services. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best quality care to help you achieve a healthy smile. Our dentists are knowledgeable in all aspects of denture care and can provide personalized treatment plans to meet your individual needs. Whether you need to replace a missing tooth, realign your bite, or enhance your smile, Valley Dental Health has the expertise to help. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 410-666-1178.

Key Takeaways

Dr. Roham Rafat is a periodontist and perio-prosthodontist near Hunt Valley, MD, specializing in replacing missing teeth and offering several options for modern dentures.


Valley Dental Health uses high-quality acrylic or porcelain materials and CAD/CAM technology to fabricate digital dentures with a better fit, better retention, and less food impaction beneath the denture.


Full dentures are used to replace all of the upper or lower teeth and can be either traditional or retained by dental implants. Partial dentures are similar to a dental bridge and use metal clasps to retain natural teeth.


The cost of dentures depends on the type chosen and materials used. Valley Dental Health offers flexible payment options and same-day dentures for those who need all of their remaining teeth extracted.

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Are you looking for replacement teeth but don’t want dentures? Are your current dentures causing gum pain and discomfort?

Dr. Roham Rafat is a periodontist and perio-prosthodontist near Hunt Valley, MD, specializing in replacing missing teeth. We offer several options for modern dentures.

A dentist can use natural teeth or dental implants to retain full and partial dentures. New materials and techniques can give you the most comfortable and natural-looking results.

The dawn of the digital age has arrived in dentistry, and Valley Dental Health makes every effort to stay on top of all the latest advances. Today’s dentures are more natural looking and comfortable. They can be made using high-quality acrylic or porcelain materials.

One innovation that interests both Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat is digital denture fabrication. Using CAD/CAM technology, it is now possible to make a denture base that adapts much more closely to the patient’s remaining jaw bone than previous techniques.

The result is a better fit, better retention, and less food impaction beneath the denture. We electronically store the digital record that we use to fabricate the patient’s denture. We can access it and use it to make a new denture in case of an emergency. Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat are both trained in fabricating digital dentures using this process.

Types of Dentures

The type of denture you receive will depend on the number and placement of missing teeth you have. It is also dependent on your lifestyle and budget. Dental implant-secured dentures offer more benefits than regular dentures. They are more stable for those who are looking for a more permanent solution.

Full Dentures

Dentists use full dentures to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. They can be either traditional or retained by dental implants. As few as two dental implants can secure the denture in place. This will increase the success rate of the restoration.

Implant-secured dentures offer a number of benefits compared to traditional removable dentures, including:

  • Better retention, no chance of slippage or fear of teeth falling out
  • Improved health of bone and gums
  • Ability to eat without restrictions
  • No need for the daily use of adhesive
  • More natural look and feel
  • Support integrity of the facial structure

Same-day Dentures

Many patients who need all of their remaining teeth extracted are good candidates for same-day dentures. Traditionally, the dentist will extract the teeth, and the jaw bone heals prior to the fabrication of a complete denture.

With same-day dentures, teeth can be extracted on the same day as the denture delivery. This way, 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 basically fill in the blanks in your smile. Natural teeth usually retain them by using metal clasps.

This restoration is removable for cleaning and nightly storage. You can also use dental implants to increase the stability and retention of a partial denture.

Dentures & Partials: FAQs

How much do dentures cost?

The cost of dentures depends on your specific condition, the type of dentures you choose, and the materials we use. The dentist will review the denture cost and any other details before treatment. If you have dental insurance, we will submit claims on your behalf. For treatment not covered by insurance, we offer several flexible payment options.

Do you do denture repair?

If you need denture repair, please contact our office. In some cases, we may be able to repair your denture in the office or on the same day, and in other cases, we may need to send your denture to a dental lab for repair. Other times, we may suggest getting a new denture.

Can I wear my dentures at night?

You can wear your dentures at night. However, we suggest that you remove them to sleep if they are removable. Removing them at night gives your jaw and gums time to breathe. This also allows the patients time to clean them, which has to be done daily. This will extend the life of the dentures and is best for the patient’s overall health.

Can you eat normally with dentures?

Patients should be able to eat whatever they want with dentures in because they should work like natural teeth. It usually takes patients a few days to adjust to eating.

Until patients are comfortable, we recommend that they avoid hard candy or sticky foods. However, you should always avoid chewing gum or any type of very sticky food. The gum will get stuck underneath your dentures and create a mess.

Can you have a tooth extraction and get dentures on the same day?

Yes, this is entirely possible. You can get immediate dentures immediately after extraction, also known as temporary dentures. Many patients fear going into public after a dentist pulls their teeth, and they have an empty smile. Immediate dentures eliminate this fear while you wait for your final restoration.

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Reviews

What Our Amazing Patients Say

Kim Abbott
Kim Abbott
2023-10-25

Fantastic place, everyone is very friendly & thorough from the office staff to the dentist . I’m Getting full implants.
They explained everything & answered all of my 900 questions. Every visit is a great experiance , no more anxiety.
I will be going back again ! So happy I found Valley Dental !

Kurt Yearwood
Kurt Yearwood
2023-10-23

Great professional, friendly place . I love everyone there !!

Brittany Murray
Brittany Murray
2023-10-18

The staff are all very friendly and make you feel right at home. I especially love Tiffany at the front desk, she’s the best! I have been coming here for about 6 years now and haven’t had any complaints. I got to meet Dr. Gear and she was fantastic. She took her time to explain the preventive care that was being suggested, answered all of my questions in great detail, and diligently and quickly did my fill in. I highly recommend this dental office!!

Sharareh Atighehchi
Sharareh Atighehchi
2023-10-13

Best in Maryland.

Annette Gardner
Annette Gardner
2023-10-12

Great dentist, great staff ! I gave a great fear of dentist but valley dental is amazing

Margaret Corcoran
Margaret Corcoran
2023-10-12

Every person I encountered in this office was kind and helpful! They bent over backwards to make sure I was comfortable, and Dr Gear is wonderful!
Thanks for all did yesterday to help me!

Michael Nicholson
Michael Nicholson
2023-10-12

A place where you can go and be genuinely appreciated. Every aspect of your procedure is carefully performed and described to. Valley Dental Health is more than worth 1 hour drive I take to get there.

Paul B
Paul B
2023-10-09

I came to Valley Dental 15 Months ago. I had a lot of Dental work to do Dr Rafat and his staff did an excellent job. I am so glad I left my old Dentist and Found Valley Dental. I highly recommend this practice to Anyone.
Best Regards
Paul M Bozman Jr

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a denture?

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissue. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals.

How often should I get my dentures checked?

It is recommended to have your dentures checked by a dentist at least once a year to make sure they are still fitting properly and to check for any signs of wear and tear.

How long do dentures last?

Dentures typically last 5-8 years with proper care and maintenance.

How should I care for my dentures?

Dentures should be cleaned daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive denture cleansers. They should also be soaked in a denture cleanser overnight.

Can I eat with dentures?

Yes, dentures are designed to allow you to eat and speak normally. However, you should always eat soft foods that are cut into small pieces to avoid damaging the dentures.