Cosmetic dentures are a great way to improve the look of your smile and make you feel more confident. A denture is a removable oral appliance that replaces missing teeth and helps keep your facial structure in alignment. Dentures can be made from either acrylic or plastic, but they can also be made of metal.
There are a few different ways you can get cosmetic dentures. They can be purchased from an online retailer, or you can see your dentist about getting a custom-made pair. Both methods are effective for replacing missing teeth, but the dentist route can give you greater customization options and is better for long-term oral health.
Millions of people rely on dentures to live a normal, healthy life after teeth loss. Dr. Ed Lazer and Dr. Andrey Doroshenko are leading restorative and cosmetic dentists that serve patients from Towson, MD. At our dentist office, we offer custom state-of-the-art cosmetic dentures. These types of dentures look and feel just like real teeth. Not only do they replace teeth but also provide superior aesthetic results.
Types of Cosmetic Dentures
Cosmetic dentures are dentures that we use for improving the appearance of missing teeth. There are various types of cosmetic dentures available for our patients. The type you need will depend on your unique needs, wants, and budget.
Dentists have relied on full sets of dentures for many years after complete tooth loss. However, with advances in dental technology, full dentures are now more like natural teeth in appearance. They can replace a whole row of teeth on the top and or bottom jaw. The fake teeth fuse to a base that we color-match to your gum tissue to blend in naturally. You must remove them daily for special care, and to give your gums a rest from holding them in place.
Partial dentures only replace some missing teeth in a row. But, they too will blend in very well with the rest of your smile. Towson, MD area dentists, Dr. Lazer and Dr. Doroshenko, will ensure that the color of the fake teeth will resemble the color of your remaining teeth. The fake teeth on a partial denture are supported by a plastic or metal base. We design them to stay in place with clasps and rest them on the remaining teeth.
Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry offers dentures that are secured to dental implants are the most superior teeth replacement option available. We will secure a number of implants in the jaw bone to create a strong base that will hold the fixture. Additionally, they will act as missing teeth roots. This prevents bone loss in the jaw, a common side effect of other teeth replacement options. However, denture implants are more costly and require several months to complete treatment.
Dr. Lazer and Dr. Doroshenko will work together to create a treatment plan that allows you to have your dentures immediately placed. first we will determine if you require tooth extractions. If so, we will first extract damaged teeth, then immediately place the dental implants in your jaw. Our dentists will fit you for a denture right after the surgical placement. After about six months, we will fit and attach a new modern cosmetic denture.
Cosmetic Dentures FAQs
How many hours a day should I wear my dentures?
If you wear removable dentures, you will need to remove them at night to give your gums a rest. We suggest keeping them out for about six to eight hours a day. You do not need to remove permanent dentures.
How long will it take to get used to my dentures?
Every patient will have a different experience with their dentures. If you are getting a full or partial set of traditional removable dentures, it can take anywhere from two to ten months to adjust. Your gums will be sore for the first couple of days, and you may need to work up to wearing them all day.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Denture Consultation Today
If you are missing teeth and desire an aesthetically pleasing smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lazer or Dr. Doroshenko today at their Towson, MD area dental practice. Cosmetic dentures can replace your missing teeth and create a natural looking smile. Call us today for regular dental care at (410) 697-6290 or schedule an appointment online with Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry.