Philadelphia Dentist describes the different types of Dentures available
When it comes to dentures, Philadelphia area residents can come to David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more about the ways in which they can address missing teeth. Whether patients have one tooth missing or a complete arch, they can seek a solution with our team. Our practice offers both partial and full dentures.
Partial dentures are used as an alternative to dental bridges and dental implants. They are more economical and can be removed for easy care and cleaning. Many patients prefer partial dentures for this exact reason. Partial dentures are made of a metal framework with acrylic teeth that slip into place once snapped into the dental arch. These restorations use the existing teeth for support and stability.
Patients missing all of the teeth in the dental arch require full dentures. Full dentures are fabricated from high quality dental acrylics and they include false gum tissue with the false teeth. These restorations are held in place with natural suction, dental implants, or dental adhesives. They are fabricated for patients to improve the appearance of their smile while looking completely natural. Many patients enjoy creating the smile they’ve never had with full dentures.
Both types of dentures have similar processes for fabrication. Patients who will have full dentures will need to ensure all teeth are extracted beforehand. Impressions are made of the gum tissue and the remaining teeth (in the case for partial dentures) and are sent out to a laboratory along with specific color and construction specifications. The dentures are made and sent to the dental office where patients try them out and Dr. David Spilkia can make specific adjustments to ensure a proper fit. Some patients may find it takes some time getting used to their new dentures but will quickly adapt.
Dr. David Spilkia and his team of professionals are here to assist individuals in rejuvenating the appearance of their smiles while also improving function. Call David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to book an appointment and find out whether full or partial dentures are appropriate for your specific dental needs.