Dentures Specialist

Philadelphia Dental

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Philadelphia, PA

When you’re looking to restore your smile, whether you’ve lost teeth to gum disease or injury, dentures could update your image, as well as improve your ability to eat and speak normally. The professionals at Philadelphia Dental in South Philly are available to discuss your denture options with you. Call or book online to schedule an appointment at the Philadelphia clinic today to get started.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are tooth replacements that can be partial or complete. For instance, if you have some teeth missing, you’ll get partial dentures from Philadelphia Dental, and if all of your teeth are missing, you will need complete dentures.

Your dentist uses either conventional or immediate dentures, and both are removable. After your dentist removes remaining teeth and the gums heal, they place conventional dentures, whereas placement of immediate dentures is possible the same day of teeth extraction. This way, you won’t have to go without teeth during the healing period.

Partial dentures are for people who have some teeth remaining, and they are also removable. They’re designed to fit into the mouth so that the dentures look natural alongside the remaining teeth.

Who needs dentures?

There are many reasons people lose their teeth; from decay and gum disease to facial injuries. If you have lost some or all of your teeth, dentures can restore your smile and sometimes even improve it from what it was before you lost teeth.

Missing teeth can also affect facial muscles, and they may sag, so dentures can help fill out your face.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Dentures are generally considered more cost-effective than alternatives, like dental implants. Dentures can improve your smile and overall appearance, boosting confidence. You’ll also be able to speak normally since missing teeth can interfere with speaking, and eating and chewing won’t be such a challenge.

Another benefit of dentures is that they last for many years. While they are removable, you won’t have to get them replaced for up to 10 years. The dentists at Philadelphia Dental also do implant-supported dentures, so that is also an option for permanent placement.

Can I still eat normally with dentures?

Dentures may take a little bit of time to get used to. Chewing may feel differently, and you may experience soreness as your mouth adapts to keep them in place. They may feel loose and awkward during the first few weeks. However, these problems will subside once you get used to dentures, and you’ll be able to eat normally.

Remember that dentures require daily brushing to remove buildup and prevent stains, just like normal teeth.

If you have questions about the pros and cons of dentures, schedule an appointment with the team at Philadelphia Dental by phone or online to learn more.