Meticulously Crafted Dentures Can Help Improve Your Smile
Dentures are a custom-designed prosthetic that can replace a number of missing teeth or an entire dental arch. Dr. Barry Bessler is a renowned and skilled prosthodontist in Wayland, MA. With his expertise, he can design dentures with the best possible fit and a remarkably realistic appearance. At Bessler & Kang, DMD, Prosthodontists, we also offer implant-supported dentures, and we can coordinate with your oral surgeon to ensure outstanding care. No matter which type you choose, you could enjoy the many benefits that dentures offer, including restored form and dental function and a greater sense of self-confidence.
Are You a Candidate for Dentures?
You are likely a candidate for dentures if you are missing numerous teeth due to trauma, decay, or gum disease. The number and location of your missing teeth typically determines which type of denture is right for you. For example, if you are missing an entire dental arch, you will likely require a full denture. This larger prosthetic can restore your upper or lower dental arch or both at once. If you still have some healthy teeth, a partial denture can help fill in the gaps. Before recommending you for dentures, Dr. Bessler will conduct a thorough oral exam to ensure that you enjoy otherwise sound oral health. If you have gum disease or a related condition, you will require treatment beforehand.
You could also qualify for implant-supported full or partial dentures. These restorations can replace the same number of teeth as their traditional removable counterparts. However, they will attach to surgically positioned implant posts. Therefore, in order to receive dental implants, it is vital that you have sufficient jawbone tissue to support such a restoration. If, however, you have suffered jawbone recession and do not have sufficient tissue, Dr. Bessler can recommend an outstanding oral surgeon to perform a bone graft that can restore your candidacy for implant.
No matter which type you choose, you could enjoy the many benefits that dentures offer, including restored form and dental function and a greater sense of self-confidence.
Designing, Creating, and Fitting Dentures
To guarantee the proper fit for your dentures, Dr. Bessler will take great care with the design process. He or a member of our team will take impressions of your gums and remaining teeth. Dr. Bessler will also evaluate the color of your teeth so that he can ensure your restoration precisely matches the shade of your natural teeth. All this information will be sent to a dental lab, where technicians will create your denture using the latest restorative materials. If you are being fitted for a full denture, the prosthetic will have a plastic base that matches the color of your gums. If you are receiving a partial restoration, it will come with metal clasps that connect to your natural teeth.
When your denture has been crafted, you can return to our office to try on your prosthetic. The plastic base should fit securely around your gums. For traditional dentures, natural suction and denture adhesive will keep it in place. An implant-supported denture will rest right against your gum line. Because it will attach to the implant posts with a ball-and-socket connector, it will not require any adhesive or clips. Dr. Bessler will make any needed adjustments to provide the best possible look and fit.
The Benefits of Dentures at Bessler & Kang
When you are missing teeth, even simple tasks like eating and speaking can be difficult. By replacing your teeth, dentures can renew your oral function, allowing you to enjoy a wide range of foods. In turn, this can improve your overall health since you can have an unrestricted and more nutritious diet. The prosthetic can also enhance your appearance. Not only can dentures give you a more complete smile, they can also fill out your lips and cheeks. By improving your facial contours, dentures can help you achieve a younger look and avoid the sunken appearance that often comes with tooth loss. With years of experience in prosthodontics, Dr. Bessler can design a prosthetic that will match the overall shape of your face.
Implant-supported dentures carry additional benefits. Because they are more stable than traditional dentures, you do not have to worry about them slipping out of place while you are eating or speaking. Additionally, dental implants replace the tooth root and send regenerative signals to your jawbone. As a result, you can avoid further jawbone recession when you choose to receive dental implants.
Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about the various types of dentures and which type may be right for you, contact our office online today. You can also call (508) 538-2336 to speak to a knowledgeable member of our team.
“We consider it a privilege to have you as our patient. We will honor this privilege by providing you with prompt attention and high-quality, respectful care.” Dr. Barry Bessler