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Dentures & PartialsTimonium, MD

When multiple missing teeth create gaps in your smile, you want replacement teeth that look and function properly. Dr. Paul Karpovich provides treatment with dentures in Timonium, MD. Dentures can be full or partial and may be secured with dental implants. Whether all your teeth are missing or you have several natural teeth remaining, Dr. Karpovich and his dental team can help.

Dr. Karpovich can find the most comfortable restorative dentistry services that work for you. He provides thorough exams and digital dentistry for treatment planning. Using modern technology, Dr. Karpovich can ensure your dentures feel natural and last many years.

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Why is Replace Missing Teeth Essential?

Not replacing missing teeth soon enough may result in one or more of these conditions:

  • Shifting teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Misaligned bite
  • Facial sagging
  • Speech issues

Missing teeth, especially missing front teeth, can create embarrassment. Replacing lost teeth with dentures can increase your confidence in social situations. Additionally, not replacing missing teeth soon enough can increase dental problems. We encourage our patients to schedule appointments in our office so we can help find the best restoration for their needs.

Types of Dentures in Timonium, MD at Paul W. Karpovich, DDS, P.A.

Dr. Karpovich offers partial or complete dentures to replace missing teeth. These dentures restore rows and arches of teeth:

  • Complete Dentures: Full dentures may be conventional or immediate. Immediate dentures are temporary and are placed while conventional dentures are being made. Implant-secured dentures are the preferred restoration for patients with multiple missing teeth. Although they may seem more costly upfront, implant-supported dentures provide superior long-term benefits.
  • Partial Dentures: A removable partial denture is built around existing teeth and is connected to the roots with metal or plastic anchors. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a plastic base with a metal framework. Partial dentures may also be secured with dental implants and work best for patients with multiple missing teeth.

Benefits of Implant Dentures

We recommend using implants to support dentures because they provide longer-lasting results. Implant dentures are also more comfortable for patients with multiple missing teeth or whole rows of lost teeth. Dental implants help to maintain bone structure while securing the denture in place.

Implants are small titanium posts that a surgeon places in the jaw bone. They act as artificial tooth roots to prevent problems like gum and bone loss. Before implant treatment, we will ensure you have good oral health and enough jaw bone to support your implants. Sometimes, an existing denture can be converted into an implant-supported denture. As few as four dental implants can secure an upper or lower row of teeth.

While removable dentures may be more cost-effective, they require relining or rebasing. Implants ensure dentures last longer. The titanium implant posts themselves are permanent. They will stay in place as long as you care for your restoration.

Dentures and Partials FAQs

Dentures and partials are some of the most widely used dental restorations. Learn more about them by reading the answers to these commonly asked questions.

How many hours a day should I wear my dentures?

Implant-supported dentures stay in your mouth at all times. You never have to take them out.

With traditional dentures, you should wear them for around eight hours a day. At night, take them out to soak and rest your gum tissue. Wearing dentures too long can irritate the gum tissue, making it sore and inflamed.

How long does it take to adjust to dentures?

There have been many advancements in dentures throughout the years. However, they’re still foreign objects in your mouth. No matter how advanced they are, they won’t feel normal to you right away.

It takes about two weeks for the dentures to start to feel like a normal part of your mouth. During this adjustment time, you will get used to speaking and eating with new, functional teeth.

Is getting dentures painful?

The process itself isn’t painful. We use local anesthetics to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. If you get dental implants, you’ll experience some soreness and discomfort for the first few days after placement.

With traditional dentures, your gums will be sore for a few weeks as they adjust. Even with the right fit, it takes time for your gums to adjust to this change.

When can I eat solid food after getting dentures?

Stick to soups, smoothies, and applesauce for the first week after you get your dentures. You’ll be a bit sore and have to adjust to eating with something that isn’t your natural teeth. Work on soft foods like pasta and mashed potatoes when you feel better.

Take small bites, and don’t rush when you’re eating. Step up to more solid foods and cut them into small bites when this feels comfortable. Implant dentures will help you eat these foods with improved bite force instead of removable dentures.

Can I go a day without wearing my dentures?

You must wear your dentures daily to adjust your gums and mouth properly. While you may experience a little discomfort initially, your gums will adjust to the pressure in your mouth. Not wearing them daily prolongs the time it takes for your gums to adjust to your new teeth.

Am I a good candidate for dentures?

For implant-supported dentures, there are more requirements you have to meet. Namely, ensuring you have enough bone density to support the implants properly. Implants need jaw bone to stay secure in the mouth. For any dentures, you should be in good oral health.

If there are any current dental problems, such as gum disease, we must treat those before we move forward with the denture process. We’ll thoroughly examine and determine if you’re eligible for dentures.

Schedule a Denture Consultation and Exam Today

Do you want to replace missing teeth with secure full or partial dentures in Timonium, MD? Request a dental appointment with Dr. Karpovich online. You can also call (410) 221-3085 for comprehensive treatment. Let us know if you have any questions about dentures.