Dentures

Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Germantown, MD

In a perfect world, your teeth go the distance, providing you with a lifetime of service. Unfortunately, life often has other plans — a whopping 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. To make up for the loss, Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center offers full and partial dentures, allowing patients in Germantown, Maryland, to smile again with confidence. If you need dentures, call to make an appointment with one of the experienced dental experts, or you can use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are prosthetic devices that act as substitutes for missing teeth, allowing you to speak, chew, and smile with ease. These removable devices are outfitted with replacement teeth made from porcelain, or a similar material, which are attached to an acrylic base that fits neatly over your gums.

There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are designed for those who are missing all of their teeth, while partial dentures fill in for a group of missing teeth, and your dentist attaches them to your existing teeth.

What is the procedure for getting dentures?

Before the dental experts at Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center outfit you with dentures, they need to remove all remnants of your existing teeth. Once completed, they set you up with immediate dentures, so you don’t skip a beat in your dental health.  

These immediate dentures are designed to allow your gums to fully heal underneath, which may take weeks or months depending upon the extent of the work that needs to be done in your mouth.

Once your gums are ready, your dentist supplies you with your conventional dentures, which are custom-designed to fit comfortably in your mouth.

How are dentures different from natural teeth?

By all appearances, dentures look like your natural teeth, which means you can smile with confidence. That said, it does take some time to get used to chewing and speaking with them. It’s vital that you practice patience as you grow accustomed to your dentures — soon enough, they’ll feel perfectly natural in your mouth.

How do I take care of my dentures?

Most dentures are removable, allowing you to clean them each night with special solutions that are designed to keep your dentures looking great. You should also be mindful of taking good care of your gums and the soft tissue in your mouth by gently brushing all areas.

If you take good care of your dentures, they should last for years. Because your jawbone may change shape, the dentists at Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center may need to rebase your dentures from time to time.

To learn more about how dentures can restore your dental health, call Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.