Finding a dentist who makes great-fitting, aesthetic dentures can be a challenge! Denture creation requires extensive knowledge of jaw function, occlusion, and design to ensure that your dentures stay put and feel comfortable. Dr. Iglio and the Stroudsburg Family Dental team is both experienced and highly skilled in the art of denture creation. Not only do we create dentures that feel great, we consider your denture's overall appearance - so that you can feel confident every time you smile.
Dentures are great when you need a lot of teeth replaced. These natural-looking replacement teeth will allow you to smile confidently and help you eat more of the foods you love. Plus, they help you talk normally and restore the proper shape of your lips, making you look younger.
Partial dentures are a solution for people who have lost only a couple of their teeth. No matter where the teeth are, filling the holes left by those missing teeth can be very helpful. If those holes are not filled, the other teeth in the mouth will start to migrate into the empty space. This can put a lot of stress on the root structure of the teeth, and it may even cause problems with eating and swallowing if not corrected. Partial dentures are created specifically to prevent these types of issues. The new teeth are made from either acrylic resin or porcelain, while the denture base is a pliable plastic that can suction firmly to the gums. A biocompatible metal alloy completes the partial dentures. This metal forms a retainer-like framework that allows the dentures to snap into place, using the natural teeth as support.
Full dentures are similar in structure to partial dentures, however, the full dentures do not have natural teeth to use as a support system. Patients who have lost all of their natural teeth often feel very self-conscious. People who have not smiled in years due to embarrassment may feel like they have a whole new lease on life with full dentures. These type of dentures replace all the natural teeth, creating a perfect smile. The teeth on full dentures are made from acrylic resin or porcelain. The base is a moldable plastic that is designed to suction securely against the gums. To ensure that the dentures won't shift at all, a denture adhesive can be applied to the denture base.
Removable dentures last for a long time -- anywhere from five years minimum up to several decades, varying with each person. It is very common for dentures to last for ten years or more. Regular yearly exams to check the fit of the dentures and overall oral health are an important part of maximizing denture longevity.
Dentures basically have two parts: the base and the replacement teeth. The gum-colored base is what rests on your gums. It holds the replacements in place. The base can be made from a mix of materials, including plastic, metal, and nylon polymer. Dr. Iglio will examine your needs and make a recommendation on which base would work best for you. The replacement teeth are usually made from a resin or porcelain. No matter what they are made from, we make them to look like a healthy set of natural teeth. Our modern dentures look great and handle a lot of biting pressure.
It’s true that, on rare occasions, your dentures can shift while you are chewing. They can even fall out if the adhesive fails or they get stuck in food like an apple. We offer a way to ensure your dentures stay put. Implant-secured dentures use dental implants to connect to your dentures. These implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, giving you incredible security. Implant-secured dentures also allow pressure from biting to transfer to your jawbone, helping keep your gums from getting sore and strengthening your bone.