Dr. Paul Karpovich provides treatment with dentures in Timonium, MD. Dentures can be full or partial and may be secured with dental implants. Whether you have all of your teeth missing or have several natural teeth remaining, Dr. Karpovich and his dental team can help. Thorough exams and digital dentistry allow Dr. Karpovich to discover the most comfortable dental restorations that work with each patient’s smile.
Why is it Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
Not replacing missing teeth soon enough may result in one or more of these conditions:
- Shifting teeth
- Tooth decay
- Misaligned bite
- Facial sagging
- Speech issues
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
Dr. Karpovich offers partial or complete dentures to replace missing teeth:
- Complete Dentures: Full, or complete 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 that are 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.
Securing Dentures with Dental Implants
Implant-secured dentures offer a more comfortable and lasting result 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. In some cases, an existing denture can be converted into an implant-supported denture. As few as four dental implants can be used to secure an upper or lower row of teeth.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Do you want to replace your missing teeth with secure full or partial dentures? Request an appointment with Dr. Karpovich online or call (410) 221-3085 for comprehensive treatment.