Dentures – Beverly, MA
Your Custom Solution For Tooth Loss
At Beverly Farms Dental, we understand how much tooth loss affects your quality of life, whether you’ve lost one tooth or all of your teeth. Losing your self-confidence and being unable to eat your favorite foods or speak clearly all take a toll over time. Fortunately, prosthodontics like dentures can be customized for any situation to restore the beauty and function of your smile. If you’ve lost any teeth and want to know how dentures can benefit you, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Blake or Dr. Gadeburg. With decades of experience treating patients with tooth loss, our compassionate team will help you love your smile again!
These appliances are made to replace all the teeth in the upper or lower arch (or both). Prosthetic teeth are built into a flesh-colored acrylic base to look very natural. Full dentures are held in place with natural suction and adhesive and should be removed and cleaned each day with denture care products. Dentures can last 5-10 years and usually need to be periodically re-lined and adjusted to continue fitting well.
With a full denture, you’ll have a brand new set of teeth that allows you to eat, speak, smile, and laugh with confidence.
A partial denture can include anywhere from one to several prosthetic teeth on either a plastic base or metal framework. It has clasps that fit around the existing teeth for support and, just like full dentures, should be removed and cleaned each time you brush your teeth. For some patients, partial dentures are a great low-cost or temporary alternative to a bridge or implant.
Maintaining Your Dentures
We always recommend spending time each day maintaining your dentures. With a few good habits, you’ll help them last longer and have a better experience overall:
- Soak your dentures each night in a special solution and make sure to brush them each day as well, which will keep them much cleaner than soaking alone.
- Dentures can easily break if they’re dropped, so only handle them over a soft hand towel or basin of water.
- Be sure to keep your dentures moist at all times to prevent them from drying out and cracking.
Also, continue seeing us for regular checkups so we can make any necessary adjustments and address small issues like chips, cracks, or bends before they become more serious.
Finally, make sure to keep everything healthy by gently brushing your tongue, gums, and the roof of your mouth twice a day and flossing carefully around any remaining teeth.
With the use of high-quality materials and the latest techniques, the modern dentures we provide look and feel better than ever. However, if you want even more chewing strength and stability, implants may be a perfect choice.
In most cases, just 2-6 implants are needed per arch to anchor a denture into place. In addition to improving the stability of your appliance, implants also mimic natural teeth to maintain your bone mass and facial structure over time. You’ll also need much less adhesive or none at all, and won’t have to worry about “slips” the way you might with a traditional full denture.
Want to learn more about how dentures can benefit your oral health? Give us a call so we can create the best treatment plan for your smile!