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DenturesPhiladelphia, PA

Dentures are the traditional method of replacing missing teeth. They can replace a full arch, or full set of teeth, or a several missing teeth from the arch. One of the biggest complaints from denture wearers is that they look fake and artificial in appearance. This can cause patients to feel self-conscience and unwilling to smile. Dentures provide a cost-effective way to replace multiple missing teeth. They are custom-made artificial teeth that will replace several or all of your missing teeth and some of the gum tissue.

About Dentures in Bala Cynwyd, PA

About Dentures in Bala Cynwyd, PA

With advancements in dental technology and improvements in the quality of dental materials, dentures in Bala Cynwyd, PA are now more natural-looking and better fitting.

Dr. Weinstock offers several options for replacing missing teeth and will work with each patient on an individual basis to determine the best route of treatment. Whether you choose dentures, implant secured dentures, or another missing tooth replacement option, Dr. Weinstock will help you restore the function and health of your smile.

Dr. Weinstock is a highly trained prosthodontist with over 20 years of experience replacing missing teeth and providing other dental services. He has undergone extensive training specifically in the art and skill of replacing missing teeth. Dr. Weinstock’s custom fabricated dentures will fit aesthetically with your facial proportions for a balanced and beautiful smile.

Dr. David Weinstock will custom design your denture. Dr. Weinstock will design a denture that fits securely and looks natural so you can enjoy a confident smile. We will send the design plans for your denture to our local dental lab where they will make it.

Once your denture is ready, Dr. Weinstock will make sure that you are happy with the fit and look of your denture. If you have any concerns after receiving your denture do not hesitate to call our office or schedule an appointment. We are happy to take a look at the fit of your denture and answer any questions you may have, as the adjustment period is different for each individual.

Types of Dentures

We offer multiple different types of dentures in our Bala Cynwood, PA office to cater to each individuals needs. Continue reading to learn more about the most common types of dentures we offer in our office.

Full Dentures

Complete dentures are for patients missing an entire arch of teeth, either on top or bottom. A traditional denture is typically made of a plastic base that is colored to blend in with the gums. This base will stay in place by forming a seal with your gums. Denture adhesive is also available for extra stability. Traditional full dentures must be removed daily for a proper cleaning and to give your gum and soft tissues a rest. Some denture wearer find full dentures to be bulky and they can affect speech. If you are new to wearing them, they will require an adjustment period.

Partial Dentures

Partials are either made with a plastic base or metal framework that will support several missing teeth. These will stay in place with clasps and rests that will form around the remaining teeth. The ability to secure partial dentures using surrounding teeth, typically makes them more stable than full dentures. Partial dentures are a common tooth replacement option for patients who are missing a few, but not an entire row of teeth. Like full dentures, they will need to be removed daily for a proper cleaning.

Dental Implant Supported Dentures

If you choose to secure your dentures with dental implants your procedure will begin with the surgical implantation of the dental implants. Dental implant secured dentures or All on Four requires strategic planning and utilizes the healthiest parts of the jaw bone for a successful result.

Prosthodontist Dr. Weintstock offers years of experience using the All-on-4 dental implants technique. Patients who choose dental implant secured dentures enjoy many added oral health and lifestyle benefits compared to traditional dentures. Denture implants will almost fully restore your smile making the best solution for your health. To learn more about implant secured dentures and the All on Four process, see All on Four.

Benefits of Implant Secured Dentures

  • Permanent restoration
  • Helps retain jaw structure
  • Encourages natural bone regeneration
  • Look and feel like natural teeth
  • Natural function, no food restrictions
  • No slipping
  • No special maintenance or care

Dentures FAQs

Do you have questions about your dentures, or whether dentures would benefit the function and aesthetics of your individual smile? Continue reading to find answers to frequently asked questions we receive regrading dentures.

How do I clean dentures?

You should clean your removable dentures often especially following meals. You can remove them, holding them with your thumb and forefinger. Clean them with a good denture brush and a denture cleaner.

How long will my dentures last?

Most people find that their dentures last about 10 years. Although you have missing teeth, your gums will continue changing shape for years to come. So this means that you will need to replace or have a dentist adjust your dentures.

When should I replace my dentures?

Normally, dentures require replacement every five to 10 years. The fit of the dentures will change over time, as the jawbone shrinks without the presence of teeth. You should have your dentures checked during your annual dental visit.

Will my new dentures look natural?

With today’s advances in dental technology, the appearance of dentures is outstanding. They appear more natural-looking than before. As a highly trained prosthodontist, Dr. Weinstock will design your design your dentures to fit perfectly in your mouth, feel comfortable, and look as good as real teeth.

Can I sleep with my dentures in?

You can sleep with your dentures in however every dentist will highly recommend that you do not. It is important to remove the dentures at night for several reasons. It gives your gums and other soft tissues in your mouth some times to rest. This is also a good time for you to clean them and soak them to remove all the bacteria.

Will I need denture adhesive to keep my dentures in place?

Some dentures wearers prefer to use adhesive while others do not. The denture adhesive can enhance stability especially for lower dentures. However, if your dentures are made correctly and fit well, they should not require an adhesive to remain in place. If you need a hold adhesive to achieve denture stability, it may be time to have your denture adjusted or replaced.

Schedule a Consultation for Dentures in Philadelphia, PA

If you suffer from tooth loss and interested in getting dentures in Philadelphia, PA, and surrounding areas, schedule an appointment with Dr. Weinstock. He will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine which kind of dentures are right for you.