Every tooth is vital for you to chew a diversity of foods while pronouncing your words clearly. Not to mention, your teeth are invaluable to your self-esteem and your oral health. Unfortunately, despite several advancements in dentistry, tooth loss is a prevalent problem. When living with several missing teeth or complete tooth loss, you need an effective solution to restore your oral functions and your quality of life. Your dentist in Ellicott City has the treatment you need using partial or full dentures.
Dentures are an affordable and convenient option to replace your missing teeth. They have been the go-to treatment for decades because they effectively restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile with ease. Although they have a bad reputation for looking and feeling fake, new advancements in dentistry create more realistic results.
The latest technology is used to craft your dentures to mimic the appearance of natural teeth while also providing a comfortable fit. Slipping and irritation are minimized, so you can enjoy many of your favorite foods and speak clearly. With the right aftercare, your new smile can last for several years using high-quality materials. Traditional options tend to last 5 years before needing to be replaced while newer solutions have the potential to last for several decades.
Your dentist performs a comprehensive consultation to assess your degree of tooth loss and discusses your desired results to choose a treatment that best meets your needs.
Depending on how many teeth you are missing and if you have any natural ones remaining, you have multiple options to complete your smile.
A partial denture is recommended for those who still have a few teeth remaining. Essentially, it works like a puzzle to complete your smile. Custom-crafted prosthetic teeth are featured in a gum-colored base that is attached to a metal framework. This allows it to clip or clasp onto your remaining teeth to hold it in place. Your natural teeth must be healthy to support the partial denture.
Complete tooth loss is treated which a full denture which can be used for both the top or bottom arch. An impression of your mouth is taken to create an acrylic gum-colored base to hold your prosthetic teeth. Your denture attaches to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive.
As an alternative to a traditional partial or denture, you can enjoy the security of dental implants. Implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to act as new tooth roots. This also anchors your denture in place, so you never need to worry about slipping or irritation again.
There are various factors influencing the cost of dentures in Ellicott City, such as the type of denture, additional procedures, and your dental coverage. We help you maximize the value of your insurance policy to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We accept a variety of payment options to cover any remaining balance to keep your new smile affordable.
You do not need to live with the challenges of missing teeth. We can help you invest in your quality of life with dentures. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a complete smile.