Missing teeth can have a debilitating effect on your health and quality of life. Whether you are missing some or all of your teeth, the range of denture options offered at Boston Prosthodontics can help. If you are interested in learning more about how you could benefit from custom-crafted dentures at our Boston practice, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our certified prosthodontists so that you can explore which option best suits your unique needs.
Removable Full and Partial Dentures
Removable dentures offer an effective, affordable option for patients in need of dentures. Many users appreciate the flexibility offered by removable dentures since they can be taken out during sleep, and are often a good choice for patients whose condition only calls for partial dentures.
Traditional removable dentures can be crafted to replace the teeth on either or both the upper and lower jaw. For patients who are missing between one and three teeth, we can supply removable partial dentures; however, in such cases, we may also recommend fixed partial dentures, also known as a fixed dental bridge.
Implant-supported dentures are the most stable, secure, and lifelike method of replacing one or more missing teeth. By anchoring dentures to titanium dental implants, patients will regain the freedom and control they had with their natural teeth. Dental implants hold dentures securely in place, eliminating the risk of slippage and allowing patients to bite, chew, speak, and smile with ease and confidence once again.
In addition to their aesthetic and practical benefits, implant-supported dentures can also help to prevent degradation of the jaw bone. When you lose a tooth, your body interprets this as a signal that the underlying bone and gum tissues no longer serve any real purpose. As a result, these tissues fall into disuse and begin to deteriorate. When dental implants are embedded in the jaw, the titanium posts integrate with the jaw, and the body recognizes that these tissues are once again essential to a functioning mouth. The bone loss will halt, and the integrity of your mouth and its delicate supporting structures will be preserved.
For appropriate candidates, implant-supported dentures represent a potentially ideal solution to missing teeth.
Partial dentures or “partials” are best suited for patients that still have a number of natural, healthy teeth. Using a metal frame with clasps connected to a resin base, partial dentures anchor to existing teeth, rest comfortably on soft tissue, and are custom fabricated to fit your mouth.
Fixed partial dentures, also known as dental bridges, are comprised of one to three artificial teeth that are secured in the mouth by dental crowns on either side. These crowns are placed over the healthy natural teeth adjacent to the gap where the missing teeth were once located. In addition, like full dentures, partial dentures can be supported by dental implants.
Crafting Custom Dentures
At Boston Prosthodontics, our world class in-office dental laboratory truly sets us apart, allowing us to custom design and craft our dentures to the very highest standards. We use custom-molded impressions, precisely anatomically correct, to individualize treatment.
Aesthetic Benefits of Cosmetic Dentures
Anyone who has suffered from a missing tooth, or number of missing teeth, can attest to the devastating effect an incomplete smile can have on a person’s self-confidence. In addition to restoring your bite and ability to enjoy your favorite foods, our dentures are remarkably natural looking, down to the finest detail. Imagine looking in the mirror and enjoying the youthful look of a full set of healthy teeth. With the help of Boston Prosthodontics, we can help you achieve this reality.
Oral Health Benefits of Dentures
Missing teeth can greatly compromise your oral health. Without an entire set of fully functioning teeth, patients may suffer from problems with chewing ability and speech. Designed to restore your oral health to its optimal level, dentures return comfort and vigor to your bite.
Dentures should be cared for like you would protect and clean your natural teeth. In addition to removing debris with a toothbrush, removable dentures can be gently scrubbed with a denture cleaner, mild soap, or dishwashing liquid.
Are You a Candidate for Dentures?
Nearly any patient that is missing some or all of their teeth is a good candidate for at least one of the types of dentures available at our Boston practice. Our educated, friendly team would be happy to answer any questions you have while exploring the best dentures for you.
The freedom and improved confidence that come from the decision to be fitted with a set of custom dentures can truly be life-changing, and you deserve a fully functional, attractive set of teeth. Email Boston Prosthodontics today or call (617) 523-5451 to learn more about how dentures can improve your oral health.