It is important to replace missing teeth. Not replacing missing teeth soon enough may result in shifting or overcrowded teeth, facial sagging, speech issues, and even tooth decay. Later in life, our gums may recede due to missing teeth, exposing the root surfaces of our teeth. Not promptly replacing missing teeth can speed up these processes and open up more opportunities for dental issues to occur.
At Prestipino Dental Group, Dr. Vincent Prestipino and Dr. Tassos Sfondouris provide dentures to their Bethesda, MD patients. Dentures are a dental restoration that can be used to replace multiple teeth or whole arches of missing teeth. When secured by dental implants, dentures offer a more secure fit and a longer-lasting restoration.
Full and Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are a metal or acrylic restoration made of replacement teeth that are attached to a plastic base. They can also be attached with implants that replace the teeth at the root. This treatment option works best for patients with multiple consecutive missing teeth. Full dentures are made of plastic or acrylic that can either rest on the gums or be secured by implants.
Receiving dentures can improve your bite and make it easier to talk. Multiple missing teeth often lead to speech issues and a misaligned bite.
Benefits of Implant-Secured Dentures
Implant-secured dentures are the preferred restoration for patients with multiple missing teeth or full arches of missing teeth. Although implants may seem more costly upfront, they are an investment with superior long term benefits. Implant dentures provide:
- A more stable bite: Removable dentures shift and slip easily, while implants hold your smile in place.
- Healthier gum tissue: Dental implants fuse with the gums and soft tissues in the mouth. Because of this, the gums are stimulated and can grow.
- No dietary restrictions: Implant dentures do not have any specific dietary restrictions, so patients can eat a variety of foods without worrying about discomfort.
Contact Prestipino Dental Group
Restore your smile with dentures today. Call 301-276-0219 or request a consultation with our dentists online. Prestipino Dental Group takes patients from Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Montgomery County, Maryland.