Dentures are the standard in replacing a full arch or a full set of missing teeth. Dentures provide a smile restoration option that can improve both the aesthetic and functional aspects of your smile. Dentures are one of the cosmetic dentistry treatments Dr. Lazer provides to the public in Baltimore County, Maryland.
Cosmetic dentures consist of high-quality state-of-the-art dental materials that look and function like natural teeth. We custom-design partial and full dentures to complement your smile. Our dentist can shape and custom-color them to seamlessly fit the look of your mouth.
Dr. Doroshenko and Dr. Lazer work as a team to restore the smiles of patients with missing teeth. They provide a beautiful, comfortable result using custom dentures. Our highly trained team offers full-service implant-secured dentures. Visit our dentists in Baltimore, MD today.
What to Expect with Cosmetic Dentures
Cosmetic dentures are for patients that think beyond function and want to improve their smiles with realistic and natural-looking results. Dentures are not just for seniors anymore. They may be a little more expensive, but prove to be one of the best options for tooth replacement.
We provide metal-free flexible partial dentures for a natural, no-metal-clasps appearance. Many people consider them the most aesthetic, life-like partial dentures available today. We can also secure partial dentures using dental implants.
Slippage can be a problem for many denture wearers. Well-designed and precisely fit dentures can prevent embarrassing mishaps. Patients may choose to secure their denture with dental implants for improved stability. Many patients can benefit from dental implant-secured dentures.
Implant-supported dentures can also do away with the need for your upper denture to totally cover the roof of your mouth. Thus eliminating gagging and improving your ability to taste food.
Benefits of Implant Secured Dentures
- Support integrity of facial structure
- Promote natural bone regeneration
- Help reduce risk of tooth shifting
- Prevents additional tooth loss
- Decrease risk of slippage
- Enjoy a more varied diet
Dr. Doroshenko has extensive training in implant dentistry. He offers in-house implant services in Owings Mills and the greater Baltimore, MD area. Dr. Doroshenko surgically places titanium posts into your jaw bone.
We will secure the denture to the posts once your mouth fully heals and the implant posts successfully fuse with the jaw. You can expect a better bite and a more confident smile after implant-secured dentures treatment.
Dr. Lazer or Dr. Doroshenko may recommend “Immediate Dentures” if a patient requires multiple tooth extractions and a denture replacement. Our team approach to dental prosthetics allows our dentists to perform extractions and fit the patient with a denture in just one visit to our dental office.
Immediate dentures are a type of dental prosthetic that dentists can place immediately following an extraction of your teeth. Dentists often prescribe them for a short period of time before the patient is ready for permanent dentures.
The immediate denture consists of acrylic or plastic, and functions by providing support to the jaw and protecting gum tissue. Once you lose teeth, your jaw bone begins to shrink. Once the bone shrinkage stops, after 6 months to one year, we can place a new denture. Your dentist can deter further bone loss by placing immediate dentures.
Denture Repair & Maintenance
Whether you have a traditional denture or an implant secure denture, good oral hygiene can help keep your smile healthy. Having a good oral hygiene routine will also prolong the life of your custom dental prosthetic. Our dentists will provide personalized recommendations on how to clean and care for your denture during your appointment.
For the convenience of our patients, our dedicated local denture lab can perform any kind of denture repair. We can also realign your denture for a better fit. We can even reline your denture with a super-elastic soft lining for a more comfortable fit.
Cosmetic Denture FAQs
Do you want to know more about cosmetic dentures? Read answers to these common patient questions:
Does insurance cover the cost of custom cosmetic dentures?
Dental insurance plans vary from insurance company to insurance company. Usually, premium dental plans have some sort of partial coverage for cosmetic dentures. On the other hand, basic dental plans do not usually cover cosmetic dental services. Contact your dental insurance provider for specific information and your coverage options. We provide financing options so that anyone can afford high-quality dental care.
Can my dentist whiten stained dentures?
No. You can not have your dentures whitened with whitening gel or laser whitening treatments. Dentures consist of a stain-resistant material and are easier to clean than natural teeth. So if you have stained and discolored dentures, it’s time to get new dentures!
How many hours a day should you wear your dentures?
Patients should wear their dentures during the day, and remove them at night. This gives time for your tissues to rest and rejuvenate. Our patients wear their dentures 16 hours a day on average.
How long does it take to get cosmetic dentures?
It can take anywhere from six weeks to three months for a patient to get dentures. Since every patient is different, there are circumstances that may extend the period it takes to get dentures. For example, some patients may require tooth extraction before we can fit dentures.
Can you sleep with dentures?
Trained dentists may provide you with more information on cleaning and maintenance of your dentures. To avoid bacteria and infection, never sleep with your dentures in. We recommend removing them to clean in the morning.
How long will new dentures hurt?
You can expect some minor pain or discomfort the first few days following a denture treatment. Your new dentures should be firmly in place and not cause issues after a few weeks.
What to expect when wearing dentures for the first time?
The first time you wear your dentures, most people report that they don’t feel quite right. However, they will begin to feel normal over time, as you adjust to the appliance. Patients may also notice an increase in saliva production and discomfort, but these symptoms will go away as your body adjusts to your dentures.
Schedule a Dental Exam and Consultation
If you are missing teeth and want to learn more about cosmetic dentures in the Owings Mills and Baltimore area, schedule a visit to Dr. Lazer and Dr. Doroshenko’s dental office. Call (410) 697-6290 to schedule a complimentary consultation or request an appointment online.