The dentists at Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry offer many restorative dentistry treatment options for replacing missing teeth. We provide options such as cosmetic dentures, partial dentures and denture implants. Cosmetic dentures provide an effective replacement option for missing teeth, and restore beauty and function to all smiles.
Cosmetic dentures are superior to traditional dentures or false teeth. Dr. Ed Lazer, an Owings Mills dentist, custom-designs dentures to fit comfortably and look natural. Our cosmetic dentures allow you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
Types of Dentures at Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry
Dentures are custom-made artificial teeth that a dentist provides to replace missing teeth and some of the gum tissue. A dental lab technician makes them using the dental impressions that your dentists takes of your mouth. Dr. Lazer offers removable dentures as well as partial dentures and fixed permanent dentures in our Owings Mills, MD dental office. Learn more about the types of dentures we provide below.
A partial denture is a removable appliance that replaces some of the natural teeth. Our dentist often uses it to replace one or more missing teeth, but can also use it to cover gaps between teeth. Partial dentures are similar to a dental bridge because they can replace several consecutive missing teeth.
The partial denture procedure does not require any kind of surgery or anesthetic. Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth, which he will send to a dental laboratory for fabrication. Once complete, your dentist will attach the partial denture with metal clasps and screws to adjacent teeth or your mouth.
Full dentures are a type of dental prosthesis we can use to replace all the teeth in a person’s mouth. They are also called complete dentures or full upper and lower dentures. There are different types of full dentures available, depending on the individual’s needs and budget.
The most common type of full denture is a complete upper denture which replaces all the teeth in the top jaw. Full lower denture replaces all of the teeth in the bottom jaw. Complete upper and lower dentures replace all of the teeth in both jaws.
Patients who choose implant dentures enjoy more self-confidence and a better quality of life. An implant denture is a type of permanent prosthesis that dental implants secure to your mouth. They work by attaching a cosmetic denture to four dental implants that the dentist surgically places in your mouth. You may know them by other names, such as All-on-four dentures or implant-supported dentures.
Our dentist uses them to permanently replace the top or bottom row of teeth, and give your mouth a natural look. The implant dentures can consist of acrylic, metal, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.
The benefits of implant dentures include a natural-looking smile, easy maintenance and the highest rate of patient satisfaction. They can also help prevent bone loss in your jaw by stimulating natural bone growth in the jaw and maintain the structure of your face. Jawbone loss is a common cause of facial sagging.
Dr. Lazer has advanced training in implant dentistry. He offers in-house implant services to our patients in the Owings Mills, MD area. He can use dental implants to permanently secure a denture or partial denture for superior results. If you would like to get cosmetic dentures, give us a call or request an appointment online today.