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Dentures Are a Natural Looking Teeth Replacement Option

Dentistry is all about smiles, and having a confident, beautiful smile is critical in creating a good first impression when entering a room. Tooth loss can have a significant impact on your bite, comfort, and overall oral health. Fortunately, we offer durable, customized Dentures to restore your smile at Smile Maker in Philadelphia, PA.

Modern dentures offer outstanding function and aesthetics, and they have far surpassed the dentures of the past. Dr. Karagodsky’s dentures are essentially a work of art. His patients leave our office feeling vibrant as ever with their restored smiles, as well as confident from the knowledge that their dentures will go virtually unnoticed by others. Dr. Dmitry Karagodsky can discuss all the denture options we offer, and make recommendations based on the number of teeth you have lost, your oral and overall health, and the constraints of your budget. Financing options are available to help make the restoration of your teeth as affordable as possible. 

Dentures are removable dental appliances which fit over your natural teeth and gums in order to restore any missing teeth or gaps in your smile.

Replacing your missing teeth with dentures can not only improve your appearance, but it can also improve your oral health.

Types of Dentures

Smile Maker is proud to offer a wide variety of dentures to meet each patient's unique needs. From traditional partial dentures to full implant-supported dentures, we can restore your smile.

Traditional Dentures

A traditional denture is a customized, removable restoration. There are two options for traditional dentures, and the right choice for you will depend on how many teeth you are missing.

  • Partial: A partial denture can replace multiple missing teeth. Our office provides Valplast® partials, which have a comfortable, flexible base.  This eliminates the need for the metal clasps which are used with most partials.
  • Full Dentures: Full dentures will replace your entire dental arch on one or both jaws. These prosthetics will have a base made of specialized plastic which is matched to your gums. Your full dentures can be held in place with natural suction as well as with dental adhesives.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Implants offer superior stability, comfort, and improved oral health. Dental Implants are considered to be the superior restorative method because they replace lost tooth roots, providing unparalleled support for dentures while preventing bone loss. Implants can support both partial and full dentures. A partial denture may require as few as two implant posts, while a full denture will require four or more.

Am I a Candidate for Dentures?

If you are missing most of your teeth, or are edentulous—missing all of your teeth—you are most likely a candidate for full dentures. If you are only missing a few teeth, a partial denture would be more appropriate. 

illustration of traditional and implant-supported dentures

To qualify for implant-supported dentures, you must have ample jawbone tissue to support dental implants. Patients who lack sufficient bone tissue or room often undergo a Bone Graft or sinus lift procedure in order to improve their eligibility for implants. Patients who do not qualify for implants, who cannot afford treatment, or prefer to avoid surgery for dental implants can still receive traditional restorations.

Benefits of Dentures

Replacing your missing teeth with dentures can not only improve your appearance, but it can also improve your oral health. Gaps from tooth loss may cause your remaining teeth to shift, which may subsequently lead to misalignment and bite issues. Dentures help prevent these shifts and support your facial structures. Your restoration can also make chewing and speaking significantly easier and more comfortable.

Implant-supported dentures provide still more benefits. When lost tooth roots are not replaced, your jawbone begins to deteriorate. Dental Implants send regenerative signals to your jaw which prevent this bone loss. The implant posts also fuse with your bone to provide superior permanent support for your restorations. 

Discover Your Options

The right restoration for you will depend on your smile and your unique needs. If you are missing some or all of your teeth, please, contact our office today to discuss your denture options.