About Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures can be a convenient prosthodontic option for replacing unsalvageable or missing teeth. Custom-crafted to replicate natural tooth and gum structures, dentures can restore your smile after tooth loss and help you speak and eat with ease. At Byers Station Dental, our general dentists offer full and partial dentures, including removable, fixed, and implant-supported denture options. Full dentures replace all of the teeth in your upper arch, lower arch, or both while partial dentures rely on remaining natural teeth for support. If you have tooth replacement needs, our dentists can help you determine whether partial or full dentures are ideal for you and then have them custom-made for a natural and comfortable fit. Make an appointment at our Chester Springs, PA practice today for more information about custom dentures!
Are You a Candidate for Dentures?
You could be a candidate for dentures if you have lost several or all of your teeth in one or both arches or if you have severely damaged teeth that require extraction. Replacing extracted or missing teeth is essential for both your oral and overall health. Our dentists will assess your tooth replacement needs and help you select the ideal solution to fit your goals. We offer the following types of dentures at Byers Station Dental:
- Immediate dentures are placed right after teeth are extracted from the mouth. These removable appliances are adjusted for fit as the gum tissues heal.
- Conventional full dentures are removable and replace an entire arch of teeth that are already missing.
- Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still remain. Typically made as removable appliances, partial dentures are held in place by clasping around neighboring teeth.
- Implant-supported dentures connect to a set of dental implants placed throughout the upper or lower jaw for enhanced stability.
What Is the Treatment Process?
To begin the denture process, our dentists will take digital impressions of your top and bottom arches. In some cases, we may perform a tooth extraction on any remaining teeth before impressions are taken, such as when immediate dentures are to be made. These impressions will be sent to a professional dental lab for custom denture fabrication. Denture prosthodontics may be crafted of lightweight acrylic or resin over a metal framework. Your tooth replacement appliances will be shaded to blend with any remaining teeth for an attractive, natural-looking result. Once your custom dentures arrive in our Chester Springs, PA office, you will return to have them fitted or connected to dental implants previously inserted in your jaw.
Caring for Full or Partial Dentures
It will probably take some time before your new dentures feel natural, but it should become easier to speak and eat normally. If your dentures feel loose, please let our team know so we can get you back in for an adjustment. At home, you will need to clean your dentures with a toothbrush at least two times every day. When you remove your dentures before bedtime, we suggest soaking them in water to prevent them from drying out. It is important to keep routine dental visits at Byers Station Dental, even if you have full dentures. During your visits, we will evaluate the health of your gums and jaw. With proper care, your dentures may serve your tooth replacement needs for several years.
Insurance Coverage for Dentures
A portion of treatment costs for full and partial dentures may be covered under certain dental insurance plans. A member of our team will talk to your insurance company to learn about your coverage details and can then let you know of any personal treatment costs. Byers Station Dental takes several payment methods to help make tooth replacement affordable and convenient for patients in our community.
Regain a Confident Smile With Denture Solutions
Regain your ability to eat and speak confidently with effective tooth replacement options from Byers Station Dental. Our dentists are pleased to offer removable and implant-supported dentures to meet the tooth replacement needs of patients in the Chester Springs, PA area. Get more information on how custom full or partial dentures can restore your smile by reserving a consultation at our caring dental practice today!