Dentures & PartialsGaithersburg, MD

Do you have full rows or arches of missing permanent teeth? Is your removable denture creating an unstable bite? Partial and complete dentures restore the appearance and function of the smile. Partial dentures replace rows of lost teeth, while complete dentures can restore full arches of teeth. Dentures are a dental restoration that we offer in Gaithersburg, MD. While dentures are typically removable, we recommend dentures supported by dental implants. Dr. Stan Nova provides dental implant surgery and secure dentures in place.

Dentures in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Removable vs. Implant Dentures

Traditional dentures are removable. Typically traditional dentures use snaps or adhesives, which can be messy. Dentures consist of false teeth on a plastic gum-colored base. Adhesives or snaps stick the dentures to the gums. However, traditional dentures can easily slip around the mouth and do not offer a fully functional bite. As a result, many denture patients cannot eat hard or crunchy foods.

Implant-supported dentures are a great alternative to traditional dentures. Dental implants are titanium screws that replace teeth at the root. Dr. Nova can place the implants in the jaw bone to secure dentures in the mouth. With implant-supported dentures, patients do not need to worry about removing their dentures to sleep or eating certain foods.

Dentures in Gaithersburg, MD

We take dental impressions and digital scans before restorative care. The impressions act as a template for the denture prosthetic, while the scans help us find the best places for the dental implants. In addition, we make sure that patients are in good oral health before they receive dentures.

We offer dental implant treatment that uses a flapless surgical method. Using this method, we can place the dental implants without incisions into the gum tissue. Patients can receive permanent dentures once the implants fuse to the jawbone.

Implant-Secured Dentures 

Implant-secured dentures, also known as implant-supported dentures, are a type of denture that is securely attached to dental implants. Unlike traditional removable dentures, which rely on suction or adhesive to stay in place, implant-secured dentures are anchored to dental implants that are surgically placed into the jawbone.

These implants serve as stable foundations for the denture, providing a strong and secure hold. Implant-secured dentures offer numerous benefits, including improved stability and comfort, enhanced chewing and speaking ability, and increased confidence in social situations. With implant-secured dentures, there is no need to worry about dentures slipping or clicking during speech or eating.

The denture can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance, allowing for optimal oral hygiene. However, it’s important to note that the process of getting implant-secured dentures requires a comprehensive evaluation and sufficient jawbone density for implant placement. If you have any questions about implant-secured dentures contact our office. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Dentures & Partials FAQs

Do you have further questions about dentures and partials and how they can benefit your smile? Continue reading to learn more and to find answers to frequently asked questions in our office.

What is the difference between complete dentures and partial dentures?

Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing in either the upper or lower arch, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Partial dentures are designed to fill in the gaps created by missing teeth and are secured to the remaining natural teeth using clasps or precision attachments, while complete dentures replace a full row of teeth. 

How do I care for dentures?

Dentures should be cleaned daily to remove food particles and bacteria. Brushing with a soft-bristle brush or using a denture cleaner is the best way to clean dentures. If your dentures are removable they should be taken out at night and soaked in a denture cleanser or water to keep them moist. Regular visits to the dentist are also necessary for adjustments and professional cleanings.

Can dentures break or get damaged?

While dentures are designed to be durable, they can break if they are dropped, mishandled, or put under excessive pressure. It is important to handle them with care and avoid biting on hard or sticky foods that may damage the structure and integrity of dentures. If a denture does become damaged, it should be repaired or replaced by a professionally trained dentist.

Will dentures affect my speech?

At first, wearing dentures may slightly affect speech, causing temporary changes in pronunciation or the way certain sounds are produced. However, with practice and time, most patients adapt and regain their normal speech patterns. It may take a few weeks to adjust to wearing dentures, but over time your speech should return to normal. 

How long do dentures last?

The lifespan of dentures varies depending on several factors, including the quality of materials used, oral hygiene practices, and changes in the mouth’s structure over time. On average, dentures can last around 5 to 10 years before they may need to be replaced or relined for optimal fit and function. If you take proper care of your dentures they may last longer, so it is important to follow all aftercare instructions to preserve the longevity of your dentures. 

Can dentures be relined or adjusted?

Yes, dentures can be relined or adjusted by a dentist to ensure proper fit and comfort. Over time, patients underlying bone structure may change, causing dentures to become loose or ill-fitting. Regular dental visits are essential for adjustments. Scheduling visits gives us the opportunity to evaluate the health and fit of dentures. 

Request a Dental Consultation 

Are you missing many of your permanent teeth? Do you want secure dentures that stay in the mouth? Contact Nova Dental for treatment today at (240) 226-1482. You may also schedule your next dental visit on our website.