Dentures – Annapolis, MD
A Comprehensive, Cost-Effective Tooth Loss Solution
Are you ready to replace your missing teeth and feel confident about your smile again? Whether you’ve lost a few teeth here and there or you have no natural pearly whites left, our team at Neil W. Vanik, DDA PA has a solution for you. We can bring back your gorgeous grin with a set of custom-made dentures in Annapolis. These prosthetic teeth are designed to improve your appearance as well as your ability to chew all of your favorite foods. To get started on rebuilding your smile, give us a call today!
Why Choose Neil W. Vanik, DDS PA for Dentures?
- Implant Dentures Available
- Calm & Relaxing Dental Office Environment
- Treatments Highly Personalized for Each Patient
Types of Dentures
Dentures come in various forms, each designed to treat a specific kind of tooth loss. Our dentists can examine your mouth and determine which type of denture would be best for you.
A full denture consists of an entire row of artificial teeth on a pink acrylic base. It sits on top of the gums and stays in place via a natural suction force or sometimes a bit of added denture adhesive. Once it’s in place, your whole top or bottom arch of missing teeth is instantly restored.
If you’re missing a few teeth in many areas of your mouth, a partial denture may be right for you. Like a full denture, a partial contains prosthetic teeth. However, these teeth are placed at strategic locations to complete your smile like a lost puzzle piece. Also, it is secured in place with metal clasps that fit behind your remaining teeth.
Unlike a traditional partial or full denture, an implant denture requires undergoing oral surgery. Your gums will be opened, allowing a specialist to place between four and six dental implants at precise locations and angles throughout your jaw. The titanium posts will fuse to your jawbone over the next several months. After that, you’ll return to our office and we’ll secure your personalized full or partial denture on top. Because of its surgical attachment, an implant denture offers greater stability and longevity than a traditional denture.
Are Dentures Right for Me?
Depending on the type of denture you’d like to receive, most patients who make good candidates for dentures have the following qualities:
- Are missing multiple teeth throughout the top or bottom arch
- Are missing all teeth along the top or bottom arch
- Have generally healthy gums
- Have a strong, healthy jawbone
For patients interested in an implant denture, the jawbone must be strong enough to accommodate the implant posts. If that is not currently the case, a bone graft or sinus lift must be performed to strengthen the bone.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures have existed in some form or fashion for centuries, but they have come a long way in recent years. You may have grown up hearing your grandparents complaining about their awkward and poorly fitting dentures, but today’s prosthetics are more lifelike and comfortable than ever before. Here are some of the benefits you can expect by restoring your smile with dentures:
- Improved appearance
- Confidence boost
- Renewed ability to eat chewy and crunchy foods
- Clear speech
- Better oral health
- Long-lasting restoration
- Comprehensive, cost-effective tooth loss solution