Partials and Dentures

Many people who find themselves lacking self-confidence when it comes to their smile have found that partial or complete dentures are the solution, especially if they’re missing teeth and finding it difficult to pronounce certain words or eat certain foods.

Dr. Joseph M. Boesch, DDS, in Rockville can help change that with a full or partial denture procedure.

The Solution Might Be Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are typically made with either a plastic base or metal framework that help support the teeth that need to be replaced. It’s is held in place with clasps that adhere to your natural surrounding teeth. A partial denture has been traditionally made of metal due to its strength and durability. Partial dentures made with a plastic base are most often used in an emergency or temporary situations. However, certain materials are now being used in addition to metal and plastic that have been developed as alternative options.

Another Option Could Be Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are made of a plastic base and are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth after your teeth have been removed and your gums begin to heal. This process typically takes between 8-12 weeks between the time your teeth are removed and the time the conventional denture is ready for placement.

Understanding What They Will Feel Like

As with most things that are new, your dentures will feel unusual when you first start to wear them. They may feel loose for the first few weeks that you start to wear them until your cheek muscles and tongue adapt to them. You may also notice an increase saliva flow for a few weeks, but these problems will disappear once you get used to wearing them, and Dr. Joseph M. Boesch, DDS, is always available to make adjustments as needed in Rockville.

Implants Might Be Another Option To Consider

In some instances, dental implants may be an option to support bridges which would then eliminate the need for a partial denture. Dental implants are more expensive, but because they most resemble your real teeth, they are an alternative that many patients have opted for.

How To Start The Process

When you make an appointment with a multi-specialty dentist like Dr. Joseph M. Boesch, DDS, in Rockville, you’re assured of getting the best possible solution for your smile makeover. What’s stopping you from making that appointment now?

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