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Dentures & PartialsGlyndon, MD

As an expert restorative dentist, Dr. Leah Romay can help you restore your smile following tooth loss with custom dentures in Glyndon, MD. We offer both traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures to meet the varying needs of our patients. Replacing missing teeth promptly can help you to avoid additional dental problems that may eventually limit your treatment options.

Tooth loss is a dental concern that many patients will face at some point in their lives. Following tooth loss, it’s important to seek out restorative dentistry options to help restore the look and functionality of your smile. Without your teeth, you are faced with dietary restrictions and lifestyle alterations that can make your daily routines more difficult than they have to be. Dentures are an excellent solution to tooth loss

dentures in glyndon md

Dentures in Glyndon, MD

When you have several missing teeth or a full arch of teeth, Dr. Leah Romay can help restore your smile with custom dentures. Our dentures are designed to ensure a beautiful appearance, a secure fit, and comfortable daily usage.

We understand the toll that missing a full arch of teeth can take on your lifestyle and your self-confidence. We encourage you to consult with Dr. Romay on your options for restorative care.

Dr. Romay places implant dentures for patients desiring a permanent, secure option to replace missing teeth. Implant-supported dentures can be placed to resolve previous issues with a poorly fitted or slipping denture, restoring improved function and aesthetics. Implant dentures provide the same key benefits that single tooth implants can offer including reduced bone loss in the jaw.

Types of Dentures

To accommodate all her patients, Dr. Romay offers several types of dentures in Glyndon, MD. We custom make each denture to give our patients a natural looking and functional smile.

Immediate Dentures

Dentists typically use immediate dentures as a temporary solution. Essentially, they provide patients with teeth immediately following a tooth extraction. Patients wear them while they heal until they are ready for permanent dentures or an implant-supported denture. During this time, their gums, bone, and muscles will change. The dentist may need to make adjustments to the denture to ensure a proper fit. After the healing phase, patients will get their permanent fixture made.

Conventional Full Dentures

Dentures that patients can take in and out and can replace a whole row of teeth are known as conventional full dentures. Full dentures consist of a base made of acrylic which resembles gum tissue. The false teeth are attached to the base to create a natural looking set of teeth. Conventional full dentures rest on the gums and rely on suction to stay in place. There is also denture adhesive available for patients who need some extra support. Since they are removable, patients will need to take out nightly to soak them and to give the gums a rest.

Removable Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture is similar to a full denture but instead of replacing a whole row of teeth, it only replaces a few teeth. Dentists use partial dentures when patients still have healthy teeth remaining. The false teeth are attached to a framework made of plastic and metal. The framework as metal clasps that will fit around the remaining to hold the partial in place. They are removable and should be taken out nightly for cleaning.

Transitional Partial Dentures

Transitional partial dentures, also sometimes called temporary partial dentures, are removable dental appliances that dentists will use as a temporary solution in some situations. Patients who are healing after a tooth extraction, transitioning to dental implants, or preparing for a dental bridge may need a transitional partial denture. They are made similarly to permanent partial dentures but they do not offer the same level of stability, comfort, or durability. However, they will improve aesthetics, chewing ability, and speech until the permanent restoration can be placed.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Both full and partial dentures can be secured to dental implants. This solution makes the false teeth more secure and stable, allowing them to function similar to natural teeth. Implant dentures are not as bulky, have little to no eating restrictions, will not slip around in your mouth, and will prevent bone loss in the jaw. Dr. Romay offers full dental services at her dental practice. She will place between 4-8 dental implants in the jaw bone which will then be used to support a custom made denture. To learn more about the benefits of implant dentures, see The Benefits of Dental Implants.

Denture FAQs

Read through our frequently asked questions section about dentures to learn more about this tooth replacement solution. If you still have any questions or concerns about them, please contact us.

Am I a candidate for implant supported dentures?

Most patients are considered good candidates for the use of implants to secure a denture. Dr. Romay will provide a thorough dental exam to evaluate all aspects of your oral health and can coordinate any recommended treatment to address issues with significant bone loss or periodontal disease.

How should I care for my dentures?

You will need to clean your dentures and your mouth daily. Rinsing your dentures after you eat will help maintain them. Use a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive denture cleanser to brush your dentures.

Soak them in a denture solution overnight to maintain their moisture. Make sure to rinse the dentures thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth, especially if they have been soaking in solution.

I am concerned about denture slippage. What can be done?

Strategically placed dental implants can be used to anchor your dentures or partials to ensure a more secure fit. We do our best to design your oral appliances to snuggly fit into your smile; however, the added support from a few dental implants can make a huge difference in your own personal comfort. Talk with Dr. Leah Romay about how dental implants can be utilized in your treatment plan.

Can I sleep with my dentures in?

No matter what kind of dentures you have, sleeping with them in is never a good idea and can lead to a multitude of health problems. Make sure to take out your dentures every night before bed. This helps keep your mouth free of bacteria, your gums healthy, and your bones intact and strong.

Can you have dentures without any teeth?

You can still get full dentures if you have no teeth or bone structure to support. Partial dentures require some tooth structure, as they attach to your teeth to be held in place.

How long do dentures last?

Statistics show that partial dentures can last up to 15 years while full dentures can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years. Your mouth and your dentures may experience significant changes over this time. This may result in your dentures not fitting anymore. If this occurs please know that dentures can be replaced after time, if they break or do not fit any longer.

What to expect when wearing dentures for the first time?

When wearing dentures for the first time, it is important to keep in mind that you may develop some sore spots. You may also notice that you have excess saliva. As you adjust to the dentures these side effects should dissipate.

How long are gums sore after dentures?

In general, gums are sore for two to four weeks after you initially get dentures. It is common to experience some minor discomfort and gum tenderness. Please remember to be patient as your gums take time to adjust.

Schedule a Consultation for Dentures in Glyndon, MD

If you are in need of custom dentures or partials, please request an appointment with Dr. Leah Romay. She is here to provide compassionate care for you at whatever stage in your dental health journey that you are in. We look forward to seeing you soon.