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Living with missing teeth in Doylestown can be embarrassing, frustrating, and inconvenient. Whether lost as a result of poor oral hygiene or severe trauma, you may find yourself in a position of desperately wanting to replace them but are unsure of how to start. Dr. Olga Kandov understands the needs of individuals like yourself. You want a solution but have numerous questions about the process, cost, and functionality of your new smile. While there are many tooth replacement options, the one people most commonly turn to is dentures in Doylestown. Considered to be one of the safest and most reliable restorations available, Dr. Kandov can recommend full, partial, or even implant-retained dentures as a way to rebuild, repair, and fully enhance your smile. Get started today by giving us a call!
As long as you possess the following criteria, you should have no problem rebuilding your smile with dentures:
During your consultation with Dr. Kandov, she will thoroughly examine your oral cavity and facial structure using advanced technology and equipment to identify whether it is possible for you to receive dentures or any kind.
There are three different types of dentures you may be eligible to receive. These include:
Should you be missing all your teeth along the top or bottom arch, or both, a full denture can restore the look of your smile. Using artificial teeth that are placed into a gum-colored, acrylic base, your natural suction will help to keep them in place.
If you are missing several teeth along an arch, a partial denture can be used to restore your smile. These missing teeth can either be consecutive or spread out. Using the same materials as a full denture, the only difference is that a partial denture will have clasps or clips that attach to your natural teeth to hold them in place.
If you prefer a more stable, permanent solution, implant-retained dentures can give you the look you desire. Instead of having a restoration sit on top of your gum line much like a full or partial denture, an implant-retained denture uses titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone. After months of healing and allowing the implants to fuse to the bone and surrounding tissues, your customized denture is secured to the top of the implants to create a fully restored smile.
Depending on the type of denture you receive, the benefits can vary, but the one thing they all have in common is their ability to restore the look of your smile. While full and partial dentures can give you increased confidence, improved functionality, and greater peace of mind, implant-retained dentures offer permanence, longevity (30+ years or more), and more stability.
It is ultimately your decision as to which type of tooth replacement you prefer, but if you do find yourself leaning toward one that requires implants, you will need a strong jawbone before moving forward.
Are you looking for a qualified professional to replace your missing teeth with dentures? Dr. Olga Kandov and her team are here to deliver the results you need to start enjoying a better quality of life. But before you get started, we know you probably have many questions about your treatment and what to expect after you’ve been fitted with your customized prosthetics. This is why you will find a list of denture FAQs in Doylestown below. Should you not see your question or have other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment.
It is not uncommon for dentures to become loose over time. After all, the first set you receive is not designed to last forever. As you age, your facial shape can change, causing your jaw to narrow and result in your denture no longer fitting as comfortably as before. When this happens, you can contact our office and Dr. Kandov will work to reline your prosthetic. This process will allow your denture to fit snugly in place and feel more comfortable.
When it comes to taking care of your dentures, you want to do everything you can to extend their lifespan. To do this, you will need to make sure that you brush your prosthetic after every meal. The cleaning process should include using a soft-bristled toothbrush or a special denture brush to remove bacteria and food particles. Never use toothpaste, as it can be too abrasive and scratch the acrylic.
Absolutely. Just because you no longer have natural teeth doesn’t mean that you can avoid regular dental checkups and cleanings. You are still at risk for developing gum disease if you are not careful, so by seeing your dentist, you can ensure there are no problems occurring within the soft oral tissues. These visits also allow Dr. Kandov to examine your dentures to make sure no damage or flaws are developing that could cause issues in the future.
When receiving a new partial denture, Dr. Kandov will make sure the lab technicians have the exact shade needed to produce a prosthetic that perfectly matches your natural teeth. However, if over time your partial begins to stand out because of changes occurring to your natural teeth or your prosthetic becomes scratched or dulled, the only way to create an even look is to have a new partial created.
It is possible that you will develop a temporary lisp when you first begin wearing dentures. This is not uncommon, as your tongue, cheeks, and jaw will need to adjust to the new fixtures in your mouth. The good news is that it should not last long and can be quickly remedied by practicing your sounds and slowing your speech. Once you feel more confident and comfortable saying more difficult words or sounds, you will notice the lisp dissipate.