Denture Issues Baltimore, MD

Your dentists in Baltimore, MD, at Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry, specialize in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. They have studied the unique dental conditions that occur in a mature adult. Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry caters to adults with complex dental problems.

Missing teeth are a common problem you can experience as you age. You may need dentures to restore your missing teeth if you have full arches of lost teeth.

Denture Issues in Baltimore MD

Comfortable, Stable Dentures With Dental Implants

We provide various services to ensure dentures fit well, are comfortable, and look natural. Denture slippage is a common problem dental wearers often have issues with. Properly designed and fitted dentures will prevent slippage from occurring.

For the greatest stability, patients may benefit from dental implants. Our dental Implantologist, Dr. Rafat, places titanium posts into your jaw bone to hold your dentures in place.

Dental implant-anchored dentures will feel, function, and look like natural teeth. They also require less maintenance and provide better chewing power than traditional removable dentures. In most cases, we can use existing dentures by placing dental implants and retrofitting the old denture in just one visit.

Implant-supported dentures are extremely comfortable and natural-looking. When placed in the upper mouth, implant-supported dentures eliminate the need for an upper denture. An upper denture will cover the roof of your mouth. Covering the roof of your mouth can cause gagging and affect your ability to taste foods properly. In the lower mouth, implant-supported dentures provide a stable fit for lower dentures.

Immediate Dentures

If you need to have several teeth removed, you may be eligible for “Immediate Dentures.” Immediate dentures are temporary dentures that restore the look and function of teeth during the healing process. We will remove the temporary denture when the implants fuse with the bone in about three to six months. Then, we will place a new denture that fits precisely in your mouth.

No-Metal Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are an issue for many patients because they contain metal components. Many patients may dislike being able to see the metal parts when smiling, or they may have a metal sensitivity.

When we make partial dentures, we use metal-free flexible materials for a natural appearance. No-metal partial dentures are the most natural-looking, life-like partial dentures available today. Dental implants can also support partials for a more stable and comfortable fit.

Denture Repair And Relines

Our dedicated Baltimore denture lab can repair any denture. We can also reline your current denture if it does not have significant damage. Our office uses a super-elastic and soft lining to reline a denture for the most comfy fit.

We recommend replacing your dentures every five to seven years for optimal fit. However, we will monitor the fit of your dentures at each checkup. We can repair, rebase, or reline your dentures until they need a replacement. Over time, the fit of your dentures can become looser and looser. This is due to bone loss, weight loss, tooth loss, or dental disease.

Frequent Questions About Denture Issues

Read answers to common questions many patients have about their denture problems:

How long can I leave my dentures out?

Patients typically remove their dentures while they sleep, or up to twelve hours daily. This gives patients time to soak and clean their dentures. In addition, it helps give the gums a rest.

Why do dentures shorten your life?

The main risk with dentures is malnutrition. Dentures force patients to avoid certain foods, limiting their diet and, therefore, sometimes, their food intake. Having dentures also indicates tooth loss, putting patients at risk for bone loss.

However, this is only true for removable dentures. Implants can help improve your quality of life; we will recommend implant dentures for patients who want a longer-lasting restoration that support a healthy lifestyle.

Should you keep dentures in water overnight?

Many patients soak their dentures in water or a mixed solution to clean them and keep their shape. Be sure to check with your dentist before soaking your dentures to be sure your chosen solution is safe.

How many times can I repair my denture?

Your dentist can repair dentures many times if necessary. The dentures can be repaired if they are still in good condition. A dental professional can examine dentures, determine what is wrong with them, and repair any issues.

What is a denture relining?

Relining can be useful if your dentures do not seem to fit how they used to. During a denture relining, your dentist reshapes the base of the dentures. Relining allows your dentist to ensure that your dentures fit without needing replacement.

What are the signs of ill-fitting dentures?

The most common signs that your dentures do not fit include discomfort, trouble speaking, pain in your gums, and difficulty chewing. You can also have loose dentures. If you are experiencing any of these problems, call our office today. We can examine your dentures and find a solution so they will fit correctly in the future.

How long does it take for dentures to feel normal?

You can generally expect a 30-day adjustment period after you get your new dentures. During this time, you may experience some difficulty speaking and chewing. Remember that you will adjust to your dentures with time. It will become easier to speak and eat soon enough.

What is the best way to break in new dentures?

The best way to break in new dentures is to start with a soft diet. Then, you can work up to chewing tougher foods. Your mouth will need time to adjust after you get dentures. Starting with soft foods and working up to tougher foods will help you get used to your dentures.

Contact Our Baltimore Dentist Office For Denture Services

If you have denture issues in the Owings Mills or Baltimore, MD area, we’re here to help. Learn more about our denture services and discover how we can make your dentures more comfortable and stable. Contact our Baltimore dental office for an appointment with Dr. Lazer by calling us at (410) 697-6290. You can also schedule an appointment online.