How much do you know about dentures? Our Philadelphia family dentist, Dr. Norman Tabas, can help you to determine if dentures are the right option for you. We here at The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry want to tell you some of the facts about dentures, why you might choose them, and what to expect when you wear them.
Dentures are one of the possibilities when some or all of your teeth need to be replaced and when dental implants are not attractive alternatives, either structurally or for cost concerns. You will work together with our Philadelphia family dentist every step of the way to ensure that you make the proper choice. If dentures are the best decision for you, here is what you can expect.
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There are both complete dentures, which replace all of the upper or lower teeth, or partials that are used when you still have one or more teeth remaining. This is also known commonly as a bridge. Both are removable. Our Philadelphia family dentist will explain the pros and cons to both dental implants and partial dentures as well as let you know if you are a good candidate for dental implants. When partial dentures are the best choice, a bridge is made by replacing one or more of the surrounding teeth with crowns. The partial denture is attached to those crowns and then cemented to ensure they stay in place. The entire unit is attached with a metal frame that makes it simple to put in and take out.
Whether you need a complete or partial denture, our Philadelphia family dentist will take impressions of your jaw; he will also measure your jaws and determine the amount of space between them. Dr. Tabas will then create a model for the dentures to be created. This typically involves the use of plastic and/or wax that will be molded to mimic the precise shape and color for an ideal fit. The denture will then be cast and our Philadelphia family dentist will adjust the fit and make any modifications that are needed to afford you the best and most comfortable fit. The entire process can take about three to six weeks and several visits.
Our Philadelphia dental office of Dr. Norman Tabas offers the latest technology and dental techniques from his educational commitment. As a proud member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists among other societies, Dr. Tabas’s expertise has brought in new referred patients day after day. There is no other dentist in the Philadelphia area that will exercise the perfect skill to implant dentistry than Dr. Tabas. But did you know in addition to tooth replacement, implants can be used to anchor dentures in place?
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At our award winning Philadelphia dental implant office, we give you the option of removable or non removable dentures. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth, giving you a natural looking smile. Implants can also be used underneath removable dentures to decrease the difficult problems that occur due to denture wear. In addition implants can also be used underneath upper dentures in order to hold it in place. This will help eliminate the palate part of the denture altogether.
Non removable implant supported dentures are also an option. Our Philadelphia implant dentist specialist, Dr. Tabas can screw your denture onto the implants to create your new natural smile. Visit our website or call our office to find out more on dental implants or dentures. We always welcome new patients to reach their goal.