Dentures & PartialsOwings Mills, MD

Dentures & Partials An Overview

Dr. Jonathan Silverman can replace missing teeth with cosmetic dentures, restoring a smile that will enable you to enjoy your best quality of life. Dentures and partial dentures have benefited from the many advances in technology used in dentistry today. Patients enjoy a new smile that is comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and can even improve oral health- especially when secured with dental implants.

Dentures can be removable or fixed, replacing a full top or bottom arch of teeth. Partial dentures, much like a dental bridge, are used to replace several consecutive missing teeth. Partial dentures can be anchored by healthy existing teeth or new dental implants.

Today’s cosmetic dentures are made from natural looking, high quality materials such as zirconia and porcelain. They are custom made for your unique smile. Dr. Silverman has over 25 years of experience helping patients address missing teeth with treatment that meets their oral health needs and their cosmetic goals.

Benefits of Implant Secured Dentures

Whenever possible, Dr. Silverman recommends securing your dentures with dental implants. Using a procedure known as All-On-Four™, Dr. Silverman will place as few as four strategic dental implants which will hold your hybrid denture in place for a stable smile.

Implant secured dentures offer key benefits for your long term dental health:

  • Reduce bone loss in the jaw
  • Enable a normal, healthy diet without limitations
  • Allow normal speech
  • Reduce changes in the bite that can affect the fit of your dentures

Dentures & Partials What to Expect

Dr. Silverman will meet with you to thoroughly evaluate your dental health and discuss your personal concerns before recommending replacing missing teeth with dentures.

He will explain all aspects of your treatment plan and schedule the necessary visits to design and place your new smile. If dental implants are being used to secure your new denture, diagnostic imaging will be taken for planning the strategic placement of implants for the best result.

Dental impressions will be taken for use in fabricating your dentures. A temporary denture is provided so you can regain function and adjust to your new smile while your custom restoration is being made in a dental lab.

Once complete, Dr. Silverman will place the denture and provide daily care instructions for maintaining good oral health. If your denture is being secured by implants, he will permanently attach the restoration.