Dentures Provide Renewed Function and Beauty to Your Smile

Tooth loss can be a symptom of disease or can simply be the result of the aging process. Regardless of its cause, living without teeth not only damages your appearance but can also be detrimental to your health. Dentures are a sensible option for people who are missing some or all of their teeth. Made to perfectly resemble the appearance of natural teeth, dentures can restore your appearance and help you return to healthy eating habits. We offer both partial and full dentures to our Philadelphia patients.

Are missing teeth keeping you from savoring meals, smiling in photographs, and enjoying lively conversations with friends?

Custom traditional and implant-supported dentures provided by Dentistry at 1818 can replace missing teeth so you can experience restored confidence and a better quality of life. Dentures and partial dentures replace all or most of your missing teeth on your upper or lower arches. Our custom dentures are crafted to your exact dimensions using precise impressions of your smile. Your personal goals, as well as your unique facial structure, will also factor into the creation of your dentures.

If you are in search of high-quality dentures, contact our Philadelphia dental office today.

We offer our patients both traditional and implant-supported dentures

Traditional dentures rest on the gums, usually held in place with a combination of suction and a mild adhesive. While traditional dentures are effective in restoring balance, function, and aesthetics to your smile, they are prone to slip while eating or speaking. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, provide the same level of stability as natural teeth. Widely considered a landmark restorative dentistry innovation, dental implants are small titanium posts surgically placed in the jaw to replace lost tooth roots. Implants become fused directly to the jaw bone, and connect to dentures to provide exceptional stability. Placing implants typically requires two surgical procedures with several months of healing time in between, but they can provide you with a lifetime of confident smiles.

Dental implants provide the added benefit of jaw bone mass retention. Over time, missing teeth will result in jaw atrophy, or shrinkage. Dental implants can actually halt this process, eliminating or reducing the need for future denture modifications. It is important to understand that not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, and insurance rarely covers this option. During an initial consultation, we can help determine which option is best for you.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Many who wear dentures know that keeping them in place is often difficult, especially for those with lower dentures. Dental implants can stabilize existing dentures, putting an end to dentures that slip out of place or move while you are eating or speaking. Implant-retained dentures are anchored in place, feeling and acting more like your natural teeth. Permanent dentures may be the best option for you. For more information about implant-restrained dentures, contact our Philadelphia staff today to schedule an appointment.

Experience the Freedom Offered by Implant-supported Dentures

Missing teeth can greatly impact your quality of life, and dentures have been a tried and true method of restoration for decades. Today, implant-supported dentures take traditional dentures to the next level of security and functionality. At Dentistry at 1818, we offer implant-supported dentures that allow our patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts surgically embedded in the jaw, where they fuse with the surrounding bone and mimic the function of tooth roots. Implants provide a secure foundation for dentures, in addition to providing a wealth of other benefits. Drs. Maurry Leas and Jonathan Siegel have extensive experience in implant placement and restoration using customized, natural-looking dentures. To learn more about implant-supported dentures, contact our Philadelphia office today and schedule a consultation.

If you are in search of high-quality dentures, contact our Philadelphia dental office today.

A superior option to both dentures and bridges, especially in instances of multiple missing teeth, dental implants can make your tooth loss woes a thing of the past. In addition to their strength, dental implants are extremely durable: with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

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Best Dentures in Philadelphia

We work with an offsite dental lab that excels in creating dentures to provide patients with all the benefits of a complete, healthy smile. We meticulously collect impressions of your gums, any surrounding teeth, and other dimensions of your smile to ensure that your dentures fit properly, feel comfortable, and achieve a proper balance between your jaws. You can also expect your new dentures to look absolutely natural and attractive.

Technicians will use high-quality dental porcelain to give you a set of custom dentures that look so realistic, those around you will likely assume you still have your natural teeth. A functional, beautiful smile is tremendously important to your quality of life, and we believe in helping all our denture patients leave the frustration and discomfort of a compromised smile behind for good.

The Restoration Process

Before your implant-supported denture is placed, your implants will need to be surgically inserted into the jawbone and fully heal. Some patients may require a bone graft (to strengthen a weak or small jawbone) or sinus lift treatment (to make room for the implant) prior to their surgery, procedures which our dentists can facilitate for you. You will wear a temporary denture while your dental implants are healing and creating a secure foundation with the surrounding bone tissue.

To ensure your customized implant-supported denture fits comfortably and snugly over your implants, our dentists will take impressions of your gums after your implants have been placed and healed. These impressions are used, along with detailed notes on your aesthetic goals, to create your dentures. We can make any adjustments necessary to your denture in our office until you are fully satisfied with your new smile.

Treatment Planning

Implant-supported dentures attach either directly to dental implants or customized abutments topping the posts. This type of denture can be secured by as few as four implants, although some patients may require more. Implant-supported dentures can also be fixed or removable. Our dentists can create a plan for you based on your current condition, including the density of your jaw bone, the restoration materials you choose, and your unique treatment goals.

Implant-supported Denture Benefits

In addition to providing unmatched durability, implant-supported dentures offer a wealth of benefits:

  • Unlike other restorative treatments, dental implants stimulate the jaw bone like tooth roots. This prevents bone cells from being resorbed by the body, and effectively halts the jaw deterioration that results from tooth loss.
  • Implant-supported dentures are more comfortable than traditional dentures. Because they are secured in place, they will not become loose or fall out, so patients can speak, eat, and smile with greater confidence.
  • Patients can avoid the messy adhesives needed to hold traditional dentures in place.
  • Because implants stimulate the jaw bone, patients do not need to receive replacement dentures as often. Traditional dentures require periodic adjustments as a patient’s jaw bone and surrounding gums eventually shrink and change shape.
  • Implant-supported dentures add definition to a patient’s facial structure, guarding against the sunken and aged appearance that can occur after extensive tooth loss.

Learn More about Custom Dentures in Philadelphia

If you struggle with missing teeth, don’t wait any longer to learn more about how custom dentures can help you experience an improved quality of life. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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