Expert Denture Replacement in Ellicott City, MD

The majority of the population of the United States over the age of 55 is missing more than 12 teeth, with extra teeth lost every year after. The result is a population that requires dental implants to create a healthy, functional smile.

When someone loses multiple teeth, it is essential to restore them to facilitate optimal oral health and wellness. At the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, we can create and replace full or partial dentures for our patients. Our expert denture replacement is done near you at our office in Ellicott City, MD, and utilizes the latest techniques and technologies to ensure you have a comfortable visit.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are a type of dental appliance that sits against the gums. They often consist of two layers: a thin material designed to adhere to and not irritate the gums, and then a row of synthetic teeth.

Dentures can be ‘partial’ or ‘full.’ Partial dentures can be worn by someone who still possesses some of their natural teeth because the appliance only sits in part of the mouth. Full dentures are worn by someone with no natural teeth and are designed to sit along the entire jaw.

Dr. Sambataro uses advanced techniques that allow you to actually see what your smile will look like beforehand.  Dentures not only replace teeth and make chewing and eating easier but they can restore your smile and your confidence.

There are a number of ways to replace teeth and most require several steps to ensure the best look and fit. With the advances in dental implants and other techniques in the last twenty years, dentures can often be used in conjunction with implants for enhanced function and comfort.

How Long Do They Last?

Dental technology has advanced significantly in the last decade, allowing our dentist to create dentures that last for 5 to 8 years. The composite material is resistant to decay, but will experience regular wear and tear through proper use.

Once your old pair of dentures becomes damaged, you can receive expert denture replacement in Ellicott City at the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry.

Make an appointment and we can discuss the options that would best suit your needs.

Pros and Cons of Dentures

Dentures come with a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. This is become they form a constant fixture for their users. The pros of wearing them are:

  • Being able to eat and chew like normal
  • Having an even distribution of bite force
  • A supported facial structure
  • Improved gum health
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance

However, there are also cons. When someone wears dentures, they might experience:

  • Discomfort from the bulkiness of the dentures
  • The jaw shifting over time, which loosens dentures
  • Instability of lower dentures because of the pressure of the nearby muscles

Advantages of Implants

If you are interested in wearing dentures, it is often a good idea to consider implants or even implant-based dentures. These structures go through the gums and directly into the jawbone, resulting in a more stable biting surface. The benefits of wearing implants include:

  • Simple cleaning and maintenance
  • A supported facial structure
  • Not having to remove dentures at night
  • A more natural bite shape
  • Flexibility in eating and chewing
  • Improve gum health
  • Reduced instability
  • Lowered discomfort
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