Tooth loss can take a serious toll on your self-confidence and quality of life. However, advances in dental techniques and materials have made it easier than ever to replace missing teeth with beautiful, natural-looking dentures. At Navid Family Dental & Associates in Peabody, MA, our talented team of dentists can design a custom denture that fits comfortably in your smile and restores your ability to eat the food you need and love. We offer both traditional and implant-supported dentures to meet the various needs of our patients.
What Is a Denture?
A traditional denture features a gum-colored plastic base and artificial teeth. The base of upper dentures covers the entire hard palate, while lower dentures are shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate the tongue. Traditional dentures rest on top of the gums and are secured with suction or adhesion. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, are affixed to dental implants, which are embedded in your jawbone. Dental implants provide unrivaled support for dentures, and keep them from slipping out of place when you eat or speak. Keep in mind that depending on the extent of tooth loss, you may require a partial denture or a full denture.
Which Type Is Right for You?
The first step in the denture process is a consultation at our office. During your visit, we will carefully examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine which option is right for you. If you are missing the majority of your teeth but have a strong, sturdy jaw, an implant-supported denture may provide the best solution. However, if you have been missing teeth for some time, you may have suffered jawbone recession as a result. Since dental implants rely on the jaw for support, you may require a preliminary bone graft before qualifying for implant treatment.
Our talented team of dentists can design a custom denture that fits comfortably in your smile and restores your ability to eat the food you need and love.
Though implant-supported dentures are a worthwhile investment in the longevity of your smile, traditional dentures are an affordable and reliable option for patients who are not healthy enough for surgery or simply wish to avoid it. Whichever option you choose, you can feel confident that we will use the highest-grade materials when designing your restoration.
Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth
Tooth loss can affect your self-esteem, the appearance of your smile, and the function of your bite. However, dentures offer several major benefits, including
- Fewer Dietary Restrictions: By replacing missing teeth, dentures can renew your ability to chew comfortably.
- Improved Speech: With a complete smile, you can enunciate more clearly.
- Better Oral Health: Implant-supported restorations can protect the structure of your jawbone and prevent further bone loss. They can also stop remaining teeth from shifting.
To make treatment more affordable, we accept financing from third-party lenders and offer an in-house payment plan.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you are struggling with tooth loss, dentures can truly change your life. At Navid Family Dental & Associates, our traditional and implant-supported dentures offer many great benefits and have helped countless patients restore their smile. To discuss your options with a member of our team, please give us a call at (978) 532-5550, or send us a message online.