If you do not replace missing teeth soon enough, you may develop problems such as shifting or overcrowded teeth, tooth misalignment, speech issues, facial sagging, and even tooth decay. Gaps between teeth open up more opportunities for dental issues to occur. Dr. Sulekha Agrawal offers restorative dental treatment with dentures in Columbia, MD. Partial or full dentures that are removable or implant-secured provide a fuller and more stable bite.
Partial and Full Dentures
We offer partial or full dentures for patients with missing teeth. Full dentures may be secured with dental implants.
- Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are made of replacement teeth that are attached to a plastic base with a metal framework. This treatment option works best for patients with multiple consecutive missing teeth. Partial dentures can improve your bite and make it easier to talk.
- Full and Implant-Dentures: Full dentures are the preferred restoration for patients with multiple missing teeth. Though there is a significant investment initially, implant-supported dentures provide superior long-term benefits.
Why Use Dental Implants?
Implant-secured dentures provide more benefits to patients than removable dentures. Dental implants secure the denture in place so there is no risk of slippage. Implant dentures also do not require messy adhesives. In addition, dental implants prevent facial sagging by maintaining the tooth and jaw structure.
We are also able to convert an existing denture into an implant-supported denture. If you already have dentures but want more security, our dentists can help. Dr. Agrawal can examine your dentures and create a treatment plan to stabilize your smile.
Implant-secured can be cared for just like natural teeth. On the other hand, a removable denture will require daily removal and cleaning to avoid gum infection. Removable dentures also need to be adhered to the gums to maintain a stable fit.
Call Columbia Family Dental Care
Restore full arches of missing teeth with dentures in Columbia, Maryland. Request a consultation with Dr. Agrawal on our website or call 410.221.3097. Do you have more questions about the differences between removable and implant-secured dentures? Are you considering partial or full dentures? Let our dentists know and they will be happy to answer any of your questions during a consultation.