Dentures and Partial Dentures

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Adult tooth loss is very common. For singular teeth that are lost to either an injury, decay, or another cause, there are a few options including dental bridges and dental implants. But when you begin to lose more teeth, you need to consider a full replacement option. Full dentures and partial dentures have been the traditional replacement choice for older adults for generations. And over the years dental technology has continued to progress. In fact, many patients are choosing between traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures like All-On-4 dental implants. Here at Whiting Dental Arts we provide both and work to ensure that patients get the best treatment outcomes. If you are ready to discuss tooth replacement treatments, please give us a call or use the form below. 

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Partial & Full Dentures For Patients in Swampscott

Traditional dentures are often broken into two main categories: full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used to replace a full arch of either your top or bottom teeth. A full set of dentures includes a plastic base that fits over your gums. These dentures are removable and can be taken out by the wearer as needed. Partial dentures are used when there are still healthy natural teeth. They are attached to those healthy teeth with metal clasps or other attachments. Like full dentures, they can be removed by patients for cleaning. Both full and partial dentures provide functional and cosmetic benefits for patients. Not only do they replace the gaps in your smile but they help improve your ability to chew and in some cases talk. In the case of partial dentures, the replacement teeth also prevent the healthy teeth from shifting into the open spaces. If you are interested in getting custom dentures made for your mouth, please give us a call to set up a consultation with our office. 

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Options For Tooth Replacement

Traditional dentures aren’t the only option for dental replacements. Another option that has gained more and more popularity are implant-supported dentures like All-On-4 dental implants. Where traditional dentures are removable, these new implants are permanent and can last up to 30 years. 

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures have been used for literally centuries. They are a great option for patients who are looking to replace their teeth. They are frequently covered by dental insurance plans and are an effective replacement option. Your dentist can also create replacement dentures as needed if the ones you have are damaged or lost. 

Implant-Supported Dentures

While traditional dentures simply replace the dental crowns (the parts of the teeth that are visible outside the gumline) implant-supported dentures also replace the dental roots with implant posts. This helps preserve your face structure and ensures that the teeth function more closely to natural teeth. One benefit of implant-supported dentures is that they are less likely to slip or move when talking/chewing.

What Are The Best Denture Options for Me?

Choosing the right dental replacement isn’t always easy or straightforward. There are many factors that might make one patient a better candidate for one treatment vs another. When making decisions between partial dentures, full dentures, or implant-supported dentures, it is important to work with a trusted dentist who can go over all the pros and cons. On top of that, some patients are simply not good candidates for certain procedures. Dental implants require jawbone density to support the implant structure. If the jawbone cannot support dental implants you might need bone grafts in order to strengthen the jawline. Similarly, partial dentures might not be the right call if you are likely going to lose more teeth in the near future. Here at Whiting Dental Arts we work with our patients to provide the best patient outcomes with uniquely tailored treatment plans. 

Schedule Your Dental Appointment with Whiting Dental Arts

If you live in or around Swampscott Massachusetts and have questions about dental implants, dentures, or other restorative dental procedures, please give us a call. We would be happy to answer your questions and provide additional information about our procedures. 

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