Your dentists in Baltimore, MD at Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry specialize in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and the unique dental conditions that occur in a mature adult. Lazer Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry caters to adults with complex dental problems.
Comfortable, Stable Dentures With Dental Implants
We provide a range of services to make sure that 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 for occurring. For 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 compared to 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 utilized in the upper mouth, implant supported dentures eliminate the need for an upper denture to cover the roof of your mouth which causes gagging and affects the ability to taste foods properly. In the lower mouth, implant supported dentures provide a stable fit for lower dentures.
If you need to have several teeth extracted, you may be eligible for “Immediate Dentures”. These are temporary dentures that restore aesthetics and function during the healing process. When the implants integrate with the bone in about 3 to 6 months, we will place a new denture that fits precisely in your mouth.
No-Metal Partial Dentures
For many patients, partial dentures are an issue because they contain metal components. They may dislike being able to see the metal parts when smiling or they made a sensitivity to metal. For partial dentures, we use metal-free flexible materials for a natural appearance. No-metal partial dentures are the most aesthetic, life-like partial dentures available today. Dental implants can also support partial dentures to provide a more stable, comfortable fit.
Denture Repair And Relines
Our dedicated Baltimore denture lab can repair any kind of denture. We can also reline your current denture if it does not have significant damage. To reline a denture, we use a super-elastic and soft lining for the most comfy fit!
We recommend replacing them every five to seven years for optimal fit but will monitor the fit of your dentures at each checkup. Until they need replaced, we can repair, rebase, or reline then. Over time, the fit of your dentures will become looser and looser. This is due to bone loss, weight loss, tooth loss, or a dental disease.
Frequent Questions About Denture Issues
How long can I leave my dentures out?
Patients typically remove their dentures while they sleep, or for up to 12 hours a day. This gives patients time to soak and clean them, as well as give your 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 which puts patients at risk for bone loss.
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. As long as the dentures are still in condition where the repair will work. A dental professional will be able to examine dentures, determine what is wrong with them, and repair any issues.
What is relining of dentures?
If your dentures do not seem to be fitting the way they used to, relining can be useful. Relining allows your dentist to reshape the way that your dentures fit, without needing to replace them.
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, difficulty chewing, and loose dentures. If you are experiencing any of these, call our office today. We can examine your dentures and come up with a solution so that they will fit correctly in the future.
How long does it take for dentures to feel normal?
In general, you can expect a 30-day adjustment period after getting new dentures. During this time you may experience some difficulty speaking and chewing. It is important to remember that you will adjust to your dentures with time.
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, and progressively work your way up to chewing tougher foods. Your mouth will need an adjustment period after getting dentures, so starting with soft foods and transitioning to tougher foods will help aid in this process.
Contact Our Baltimore Dentist Office For Denture Services
Learn more about our denture services and find out how your dentures can be more comfortable and stable. Contact our Baltimore dentist office for a consultation with Dr. Lazer by calling us at (410) 697-6290 or request a consultation online.