Dentures are a classic solution for reclaiming your smile if you’re missing teeth. William A. Taylor, Jr., DDS, PA, provides patients with high-quality dentures that can restore the appearance and function of their smiles. To get started with your dentures, schedule a visit to the team’s state-of-the-art clinic in Silver Spring, Maryland, today by calling the office or booking a visit online.
Dentures are an oral appliance that replaces some or all of the teeth in your smile. There are several types of dentures, but generally speaking, they’re made up of a gum-colored base with artificial teeth. The artificial teeth tend to be made of either composite resin or porcelain, both of which look just like natural teeth.
There have been great advances in denture technology in recent years. Today’s dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever and can help you restore your smile so that it’s beautiful and functional again.
By replacing the missing teeth in your smile, dentures have a variety of benefits, including:
Most importantly, dentures give you your smile back, which is an important tool in communicating and relating to others. Your smile speaks volumes before you even say a word, and with dentures, you can be sure that you’re expressing yourself confidently.
Dentures can be generally split into two main categories: full and partial. Partial dentures replace some of the teeth in your smile when you still have healthy natural teeth that you’d like to keep.
Partial dentures fit in your mouth either through a system of clasps that connect your artificial teeth to your permanent teeth or through a base with custom-built openings that fit on top of existing teeth. Your existing teeth fit through these openings so that your artificial teeth and natural teeth work side-by-side.
Full dentures replace all of the teeth in either your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. If you’re getting full dentures but still have teeth remaining in your smile, Dr. Taylor can perform extractions to remove them and make way for your dentures.
Full dentures are either permanent or removable. Removable dentures attach over your gums through either a suction or an adhesive mechanism, while permanent dentures are held in place by dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that an oral surgeon embeds in your jawbone.
Schedule your dentures consultation with William A. Taylor, Jr., DDS, PA, today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.