Dentures – Millersville, MD
Repair Your Smile & Your confidence
Extensive tooth loss can be painful and stressful, but at McCarl Dental Group in Millersville, MD, our dentists make sure that the tooth replacement process is comfortable and stress free. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you reclaim your smile, you can call our knowledgeable dental team or use our online appointment request form. During a consultation visit, we’ll examine your smile and review all of your tooth replacement options.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth crafted to restore smiles after extensive tooth loss. For a person who has lost numerous consecutive and/or nonconsecutive teeth or an entire arch of teeth, dentures can be crafted to completely restore the smile and bite to the ideal form and function.
Your Options for Dentures
Depending on the number and location of missing teeth, we may recommend either a partial or full denture, and for increased security and longevity, we offer implant-retained dentures. You can learn more about each option below.
Partial dentures are used to fill in gaps in the smile. Like other types of dentures, a gum-colored and/or metallic base material is used to support the replacement teeth. The partial denture base is molded to fit snuggly between remaining teeth, and in most cases, it clips into place supported by healthy remaining teeth.
Full dentures are crafted in a similar way, using a base material to support the replacement teeth. Unlike partials, full dentures do not have remaining teeth to provide support. Instead, the base is molded to fit against the gum tissue. The tight fit between the denture base and soft tissue creates suction that, in conjunction with denture adhesive, will hold the prosthetic firmly in place.
Traditional dentures are removable, and while they are much better than going without a full smile, they do not offer the longest lasting or most comfortable tooth replacement solution. For those who want a prosthetic that functions more like their natural smile, an implant-retained denture may be the better option. Using between two and six dental implant posts (replacement tooth roots) to provide support, the partial or full denture is anchored to your smile. Some dentures have a “snap in and out” feature in the implants and some are permanently attached. These implant supported prosthetics function much more like your natural smile.
Benefits of Dentures
There are many benefits to renewing your smile with dentures, including:
- Better self-esteem, knowing your smile is whole again
- Ability to eat a wider range of nutrient-rich foods
- Support to facial structures to prevent drooping, sagging appearance
- Easy to clean and care for
The Cost of Dentures
The cost of your denture will vary based on a number of factors, including the number of missing teeth, materials used to craft the denture, and whether or not you’ll need to have teeth extracted before the denture is placed. During your consultation appointment with our team, we’ll walk you through all of your denture options, discussing the cost of each as well as dental insurance coverage and financing options to help you fit the cost of your tooth replacement prosthetic into your budget.