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Complete Dentures, Partial Dentures & Implant-Supported Dentures NEW2022-10-06T11:37:59-04:00

About Dentures…

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…

Cranberry Dental Studio | Complete Dentures

Complete Dentures

This is needed if all of the patient’s teeth are missing.  A full arch is crafted for each set of teeth, upper and lower.  A framework (typically made of acrylic resin or nylon polymer) supports the patient’s full dentures.
Cranberry Dental Studio | Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

If a patient is only missing some teeth, a partial denture model will do. It consists of a series of false teeth, stabilized through a metal framework. The partial denture is held in place by the surrounding natural teeth.
Cranberry Dental Studio | Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures

While traditional models rely on a framework to stay in place, implant-supported models are stabilized with titanium screws (dental implants) that have been fused to the jawbone, making them more stable.

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.

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FAQs

Are adhesives necessary to keep dentures in place?2020-06-26T15:02:12-04:00

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.

Can you eat normally?2020-06-26T15:02:08-04:00

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.

What should you expect first wearing them?2020-06-26T15:02:05-04:00

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.

What other oral hygiene measures are needed?2020-06-26T15:02:01-04:00

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.

How do you maintain dentures?2020-06-26T15:01:57-04:00

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.

Do dentures hurt?2020-06-26T15:01:52-04:00

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.

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