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July 08, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

If you are ready to restore your smile following tooth loss, dentures could be right for you. Several different types of dentures are available. The type that is best for you will depend on such factors as how many lost teeth are being replaced. We offer different types of removable dentures at Grateful Dentists in Billerica MA, where one of our experienced dentists, Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, or Dr. Lili Tayari, can recommend the right type of denture for your needs. Find out today if Billerica's dentures are right for you.

Benefits of Dentures

You will experience several benefits when you choose to replacing lost teeth with dentures. In addition to restoring your smile, dentures can also help reduce or reverse many of the unwanted side effects associated with tooth loss. For example, tooth loss can lead to facial sagging when there are not enough teeth to support the muscles in the face. Replacing missing teeth with dentures provides much-needed support and restores the natural shape of the face.

Another benefit of Billerica dentures is that they help redistribute biting and chewing functions across a full set of teeth, which can alleviate excess strain on the remaining natural teeth. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones can endure more wear and tear as they compensate for those that are missing.

Dentures also improve speech, which can be affected by tooth loss. The teeth help guide the placement of the tongue when speaking. When teeth are missing, the tongue can easily slip into the gaps where those teeth used to be, which can change the way words are pronounced. Filling in those gaps with dentures can correct speech so you sound like yourself again. The skilled dental professionals at our office in Billerica can explain how dentures can address your concerns.

Types of Dentures

There are two primary types of dentures known as partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are appropriate when you still have some natural teeth and simply need to fill in the gaps where teeth are missing. Complete dentures, which are also referred to as full dentures, replace a full arch or row of teeth when there are no natural teeth left.

Types of partial dentures include transitional and removable. Transitional partial dentures are worn temporarily, often while waiting for the gums to heal after teeth have been extracted. Removable partial dentures are intended to be worn long-term once the gums have healed.

Types of conventional Billerica dentures include immediate, conventional, and overdentures. Immediate dentures are only meant to be worn temporarily, much like transitional partial dentures. Conventional dentures are worn long term after the gums have healed from extraction. Overdentures can also be worn long term, but require dental implants to hold them in place.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, or Dr. Lili Tayari to learn more about the different types of dentures. Call Grateful Dentists in Billerica MA at (978) 667-2741.

By Barry H. Danzig, DDS
November 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Are you part of some startling dental statistics? Harvard Health reports that most Americans lose up to 12 teeth by age 50. To counter those numbers, your Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari, offer lifelike dental implants. Could they rebuild your gapped smile?

Dental implant specifics

A dental implant far exceeds patient expectations regarding appearance, functionality and bone-building capabilities. Composed of a titanium screw, serving as a replacement root, a metal post and porcelain crown, a single-tooth dental implant occupies the empty tooth socket.

Inserted into the jaw during a simple office surgery, the titanium implant quickly begins bonding with the bone. Called osseointegration, this process creates a super-strong and stable bond. In fact, few implants fail; most stay in place for decades, reports the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness.

In their Billerica, MA, office, Drs. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari place single-tooth implants or implants of various numbers, as needed, to support bridgework or full dentures. All provide optimal oral function, speech and bone integrity, along with realistic feel and appearance.

Can you receive dental implants?

A comprehensive oral examination plus special imaging at Grateful Dentists tells you for sure. Important factors your dentist considers are:

  • Quality and size of the bone in your jaw (it may be augmented with donor tissue if necessary)
  • Your medical and oral health history (a strong immune system helps)
  • Tobacco usage (smoking doesn't disqualify a patient, but it can compromise long-term implant retention)
  • Your personal commitment to the treatment timeline (osseointegration takes many weeks)

In addition, you must brush twice a day and floss carefully daily. Avoid teeth clenching and hard foods which place excessive pressures on implants. Visit Grateful Dentists every six months for routine check-ups and hygienic cleanings.

Find out more about dental implants

Dental implants are today's finest tooth replacements. Why not learn if they can rebuild your smile? Please contact the professional team at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, to arrange your personal implant consultation? Phone us at (978) 667-2741. We are open Monday through Saturday at 8 am.