Dentures are appliances that can be used to replace missing teeth. They may be either removable or fixed. At the office of Joseph F. DeSantis and Associates LLC, we make high quality dentures for our patients. These are comfortable to wear and look exactly like your natural teeth.
Dentures can enhance your smile and appearance in more than one ways. By filling the space created by missing teeth, dentures prevent your facial muscles from sagging and give you a more youthful appearance. They also help in improving your ability to speak, chew and digest your food properly.
Dentures are of two types: complete and partial. Complete dentures are useful for people who have lost all of their natural teeth, while partial dentures replace some missing teeth. Partial dentures also prevent the remaining natural teeth in the mouth from shifting their positions. Conventional complete dentures are placed in the mouth after all the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. This may take about four to six weeks. Advanced technology now allows us to make your dentures beforehand so that they can be placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. Once the gum tissue heals and shrinks, the dentures are adjusted accordingly.
Fixed Dentures and Denture Stabilization
If you are worried about your dentures slipping away in public and refrain from eating, talking and smiling confidently, the process of dentures stabilization can help you. This technique uses a small number of dental implants that are placed in the jawbone. Your dentures can snap in comfortably into the implants and do not slip away or become loose, giving you more comfort and confidence in your smile.
If you are missing some or all your teeth and are considering tooth replacement using our high-quality dentures, please contact our office for a consultation. Call us at 610-601-5547.