Our Silver Spring Dentist Will Help You Embrace Your Smile Again
At ASE Dental, our Silver Spring dentist helps patients restore their smiles each day. No matter how many teeth you’ve lost, we have restorative dentistry options that work for everyone’s smile. As one of the most well-known dental restorations, dentures can help patients regain a full smile that’s natural-looking and fully functional.
Learn to embrace your beautiful smile once again at ASE Dental. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bassford and explore your denture options, call our Silver Spring dental office at (301) 593-5500.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are customized, removable prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth. They’re created to sit comfortably in the mouth and look as natural as possible. With dentures, patients can achieve a complete smile that allows them to speak and eat with ease, eliminating the hassles and humiliation that coincide with lost teeth. Best of all, they don’t require any invasive procedures, and the entire treatment process can be completed within two dental appointments.
Our traditional restorations offer several unique benefits, some of which include:
- Natural appearance
- Customized for a comfortable fit
- Fast, minimally invasive procedure
- Enhanced speaking and chewing ability
- Can last 5 to 10 years with proper care
Types of Dentures at ASE Dental
Partial dentures can be an excellent option for those missing multiple teeth in either arch. These restorations help prevent adjacent teeth from shifting out of place and can be modified to accommodate more missing teeth in the future. They’re typically created using a plastic or metal framework that’s held in place by clasps.
Full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth. If you’re missing all of your teeth in either arch or even both arches, our Silver Spring dentist may recommend this option. As one of the most effective, cost-efficient solutions, you can enjoy all the benefits of a full smile.
If you want to combine the convenience of dentures with the stability and long-term health benefits of dental implants, implant-supported dentures may be best for you. Depending on your needs, Dr. Bassford can secure a full or partial set with dental implants to create a more durable solution.
Implant-supported dentures are more comfortable and easier to maintain than traditional ones. Since the implants naturally fuse with your jawbone, your denture will function like natural teeth. Best of all, implants stimulate your jaw to prevent bone deterioration and preserve your facial appearance.
Receiving Your Dentures
The process for receiving your new restoration is typically complete in just two appointments at our Silver Spring dental office. To begin, we’ll take highly detailed digital impressions of your teeth. With our advanced technology, you won’t have to deal with unnecessary trays and goop to get accurate impressions of your teeth.
We 3D print your new dental fixture in-office for your convenience. We’ll have you attend several “try-on” appointments to ensure a proper fit, shape, and color. Dr. Bassford will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring your restoration fits comfortably and looks natural.
Proper denture care can provide you with a restoration that can last 10 years or more. Fortunately, denture care is quite simple and can be easily incorporated into your oral hygiene routine. To increase the longevity of your restoration, you’ll want to do the following:
- Always remove and clean your dentures after eating
- Brush them daily
- Avoid rinsing your restoration with hot water (as it can warp it)
- Soak them overnight
- Store your denture appliance in a protective container when not in use
- Schedule regular appointments at ASE Dental for routine dental cleanings and exams
- Contact our dentist if your restoration becomes loose or you develop any type of sores
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, most insurance plans cover the cost of dentures as they’re considered a necessary treatment. However, they may not pay for the entire treatment costs, so it’s always best to contact your provider for further details.
If you have any questions about insurance coverage, our Silver Spring dental team is here to help.
If your dentures have broken, do not attempt to fix them yourself, as this could lead to further damage. Instead, store them in a safe place and keep them as clean as possible until you can get an appointment with your dentist.
Receiving your dentures is a virtually painless experience. It’s common to experience some minor irritation or discomfort as your mouth grows accustomed to them. This should within a few weeks as your gums get used to the restoration.
No, you shouldn’t sleep with your dentures in. Doing so can cause several health issues further down the line. To keep your mouth bacteria-free, your gums healthy, and your jawbone strong, make sure to remove your restoration every night before bed.
Visit ASE Dental for Custom Dentures
Don’t let missing teeth get in the way of your dream smile. With dentures, you can reclaim the youthful, full smile that you deserve. Call our Silver Spring dental office at (301) 593-5500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bassford. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals!