About Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures can be a good tooth replacement option if you have lost several teeth or need to replace an entire missing arch. Fixed and removable dentures from Advanced Dentistry of Centre County offer a modern, natural-looking solution that can restore your appearance and allow you to speak and eat with greater confidence. Our gifted general dentists custom-create full or partial dentures for patients who have missing teeth in State College, PA. Full dentures can replace your entire lower arch, upper arch, or both while partial dentures leave your remaining teeth to act as support. In many cases, we can attach a denture to a series of dental implants placed in the jaw, bringing further stabilization to your tooth replacement. Find out more about your traditional or implant-supported denture options by scheduling a private consultation at our state-of-the-art facility today.
Types of Dentures
Our dentists have advanced experience in creating natural-looking prosthodontics, including denture appliances. At Advanced Dentistry, our team is pleased to offer a wide range of modern full denture (replacing a whole upper or lower arch) and partial denture (replacing one or more teeth within an arch) options to help you replace missing teeth and enjoy the advantages of a beautiful, functional smile:
- Removable dentures can be taken out of the mouth to perform oral hygiene and while sleeping
- Fixed dentures attach securely to two or more dental implants placed in the jawbone
- Immediate dentures are made ahead of time and worn following tooth extractions until the mouth fully heals
- Conventional dentures are placed 8 – 12 weeks after tooth extractions and serve as traditional removable dentures
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Are You a Candidate for Dentures?
You may be a good candidate for custom fixed or removable dentures if you are missing several or all of your teeth in one or both arches, but your jawbone and gums are strong and in good condition. Any remaining natural teeth that are healthy and surrounded by adequate bone levels can be used to support a partial denture. During your appointment, our dentists will assess your tooth replacement needs and help you determine if removable or implant-supported dentures are best suited to fit your oral health and cosmetic goals.
What Is the Treatment Process?
To create your custom full or partial dentures, our skilled team will take digital impressions of your upper and lower arches. Our dentists will use these images to custom-design your dentures, which will be created in a professional dental lab. Today's dentures are made of high-quality materials that mimic the color of natural tooth and gum structures and may be fabricated in lightweight resin or a resin-based material over a metal framework. Replacement teeth on both full and partial dentures will be shaded to match your remaining teeth for a seamless, natural-looking result. Once your dentures are crafted, our dentists will adjust the fit or attach them securely to dental implants (previously placed in the jawbone) so they are secure and comfortable. While partial dentures are held in place to surrounding teeth through small plastic or metal clasps, full dentures may require a small bit of denture adhesive to enhance stability.
Caring for Your Tooth Replacement
It will probably take some time before your new dentures feel comfortable; however, it should be easier to speak and eat normally as you become more accustomed to your tooth replacement. If your dentures feel loose, please contact our team so that we can get you in for an adjustment. At home, you will need to keep your dentures clean by brushing them after each meal. When you remove your dentures before bedtime each night, it is best to soak them in water to prevent them from drying out and changing shape. Even if you have full dentures in both arches, it is essential to attend routine dental exam visits at Advanced Dentistry so our dentists can examine the wear and fit of your custom denture and the health of your jaw and gums. We will discuss if your dentures need to be replaced or relined at any time. With ideal care, however, your custom dentures can last for several years.
Insurance Coverage for Denture Appliances
If you carry insurance, a portion of dentures may be covered by your plan. Our treatment coordinator will talk with your insurance company to figure out your exact coverage and any out-of-pocket responsibilities. To help make your tooth replacement convenient and affordable, Advanced Dentistry offers an in-house Healthy Smiles Program and partners with CareCredit to offer low-cost financing solutions.
Explore Modern Denture Solutions
Enjoy the confidence to speak and eat comfortably once again by replacing missing teeth with custom denture solutions. Our dentists are proud to offer fixed and removable full and partial dentures to enhance the lives and smiles of patients in State College, PA. Learn about how dentures can restore your smile by making a consultation at Advanced Dentistry of Centre County today.