Replacing missing teeth may involve a removable solution if dental implants aren’t an option. Both Dr. Brian and Dr. Rob are experienced with the latest methods of denture treatment and can help you decide which option is right for you. We personalize treatment for each patient and take care and pride in the final result. A customized treatment plan can address your concerns, restore your smile, and give you back your confidence.
Tooth loss can happen for any number of reasons, from a contact sports injury to advanced decay or simple aging. Dentures can replace multiple teeth, giving you renewed confidence in your smile. They are typically made of resin or porcelain materials and are crafted to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Dentures are inserted into the mouth in the morning and in most cases is removed before sleeping at night.
At Cranberry Dental Studio, we offer the following types of denture services…
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures have both health and cosmetic benefits…
- Protect your smile’s health: When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth shift into the empty spaces. This leads to crooked teeth that are harder to clean. Ultimately, this can lead to decay and periodontal disease. Dentures prevent this by filling the spaces left by tooth loss.
- Improve everyday functionality: Dentures make it easier for patients with missing teeth to chew the foods they love and speak clearly.
- Boost confidence: Missing teeth can cause a lack of confidence. Substantial tooth loss may cause a “sagging” appearance in the face, as the jaw and cheeks cave in without underlying support. Dentures redress this.
If you are only missing a single tooth or a few adjacent teeth, dental implants might be a more suitable option to address your tooth loss. Cranberry Dental Studio also offers dental implant options as a restorative dentistry alternative.
You may opt to use dental adhesives to secure dentures that aren’t held in place by implants more firmly. Adhesives come in various forms, including powders, creams, strips, and liquids.
For the most part, yes. Particularly hard or sticky foods (like caramel) should be avoided, however, as they may dislodge the prosthesis. Chewing gum is also not advisable.
The prosthesis will feel strange at first, but you will get used to the sensation with time. You may also notice that your saliva flow increases when you first start wearing the device. This will also subside.
You should also clean your gums using a soft-bristled toothbrush. This removes plaque, which can cause oral health issues like gum disease and cavities.
Remove them at night and gently brush their surface with a toothbrush. Special cleansing soaks are available for overnight storage. This keeps them from drying out.
No. If needed (for example, if you are getting an implant-supported model), we will perform the procedure with anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain. The day-to-day removal and insertion should be painless. In case of soreness or discomfort, a refitting may be needed.
State-of-the-Art Restorative Dentistry
If you want to know more about dentures and whether they’re the right solution to replace missing teeth, Cranberry Dental Studio of Pittsburgh, PA will be happy to help. Thanks to our years of experience, we can help you decide which type of denture is right for you. With a customized patient treatment plan, we will improve your overall oral health and give you a smile you can be proud of.