Dentures at Ogontz Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA

The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed, and which will remain. The loose teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth, depending on the type. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to. But once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual. Often implants can used to further stabilize the dentures. All of our denture cases are done in our on-site laboratory, guaranteeing a speedy process to your new smile.
Dentures - There are different types of dentures, but they share their common function. They replace teeth that have become loose or been lost due to bone loss. When bone loss around the roots of teeth is great enough to loosen them or let them fall out, it's time for dentures. Relax. No one enjoys losing their natural teeth, but you can still eat and talk regularly.
 
 
Complete Dentures -  Dentures in Philadelphia, PA
 

Dentures, partial dentures, overdentures, or the denture correction is designed to replace sections of missing teeth.

There are basically three types of dentures: Complete Dentures, Partial Dentures, and Overdentures. In general, dentures help fix smiles, chewing, and biting.
Complete Dentures are used when all the teeth are completely missing. This type of denture can be “conventional,” or “immediate.”
 
Conventional Dentures are placed in the mouth once all the teeth are gone, and the gum tissue starts healing. This usually takes up to 8 to 12 weeks.
Immediate Dentures are made beforehand. These are placed in the mouth immediately after all the teeth are taken out. While the patient can have teeth during the healing process, Immediate Dentures need to be adjusted because the mouth re-shapes as it heals. Therefore, Immediate Dentures are usually seen as a stand-in, until the complete dentures are ready.
Partial Dentures are used when parts, or sections, of the mouth are missing teeth. A detachable Partial Denture (or Dental Bridge) is normally made up of substitute teeth, and a plastic base that fills the gap of missing teeth. We also make flexible base dentures which are lighter.
Overdentures are placed over a fewer number of teeth. They are Dental Implants, but detachable.
 
Contact our office regarding denture procedures - Serving dental patients in cities and suburbs near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania including Yeadon, Darby, Lansdowne, Drexel Hill, Ardmore, Springfield.