Are you missing full rows or arches of teeth? Try our high-quality dentures at Oxford Family Dentistry in Oxford, PA. Dentures may be full or partial, which means that they can replace rows of lost teeth or the upper and lower arches of missing teeth. This restorative dental solution can help combat oral health problems that are caused by missing teeth.
Patients with multiple missing teeth or whole arches of lost teeth are more prone to problems like facial sagging, difficulty biting or chewing, and speech issues. Dentures help patients live their lives without the discomfort and pain associated with missing teeth.
Removable and Implant-Secured Dentures
Traditional dentures are removable and held in place with denture adhesive. However, denture adhesives can be messy and can not fully stabilize prosthetic teeth. Even snap-on dentures can not fully support the gum tissue beneath the dental prosthetic. These removable options lay on top of the gums and can cause irritation and sore gums. Dentures that are secured in the mouth with dental implants actually look and feel like natural teeth. Implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone to provide a stable foundation for full or partial dentures.
Treatment with Dentures
Dr. Speck will take dental impressions of the teeth and gums which are sent to a dental lab. In the dental lab, dentures are fabricated to match your specific smile. If patients are receiving implant-secured dentures, Dr. Speck will coordinate the implant surgery with an oral surgeon. Dental implants are strategically placed in key areas of the mouth to support the dentures.
After a 3 to 6 month period, during which the implant posts fuse to the jaw bone, the permanent dentures are placed on top of the implants.
If you already have removable dentures but want the stability of dental implants, we can help! Dr. Speck will plan your dental implant treatment with you so you can support your dental restoration with dental implants.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you want to restore your smile with new dentures? Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Speck or call his Oxford dental office at 610.753.4506. Let Dr. Speck know if you ever have questions about your treatment options and he will be happy to help.