Are you missing a row or arch of teeth? At Lighthouse Family Dentistry, we provide patients with dentures and partials in Annapolis, MD. Dentures are a restorative dental solution that makes it easier for patients to speak, bite, and chew. With dentures, patients can enjoy a better quality of life as well as improve the look of their smiles. Dr. E. Taylor Meiser can provide patients with traditional or implant-secured dentures.
Partial and Full Dentures
Dentures are often categorized as full or partial. Partial dentures replace several missing teeth, often rows of consecutive missing teeth. Full dentures replace the upper and lower arch of teeth. Traditional dentures are removable and held in place by adhesive or snaps. However, removable dentures do not fully restore the bite to patients with missing teeth.
Using dental implants, we can secure a set of partial or full dentures. Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Once they heal, we attach the denture. Implant-secured partial and full dentures make it easier for patients to speak, eat, and enjoy their lives without restrictions.
Treatment with Dentures
Before treatment, Dr. Meiser ensures that patients have healthy gums and, if applicable, healthy natural teeth. Patients who are receiving dentures secured by implants need enough jaw bone tissue to secure the implant post. Dr. Meiser recommends bone grafting before implant treatment for patients who need it.
To begin denture treatment, Dr. Meiser will take digital impressions of the teeth and gums. These impressions are used to fabricate the denture prosthetic. Dr. Meiser will then surgically insert dental implants for patients receiving implant-secured dentures. Implant patients will need to wait 3 to 6 months for the implant posts to heal. Once the implants are fully fused to the jaw bone, Dr. Meiser will attach the denture. Although patients who receive implant-secured dentures have a longer treatment time, their results will function just like natural teeth.
Receive Your New Denture Today
Do you want a fuller, more balanced smile? Call our dental office for a new denture today at 410-324-7287. You may also request a dental appointment with our team on our website.