Tooth loss affects every aspect of your daily life, making eating and speaking more difficult.
Dr. Kellyn Hodges and her team of world-class dentists can restore your missing teeth with custom dentures.
Here's how dentures from our Philadelphia, PA, practice can improve your self-image and quality of life.
Life-Changing Benefits of a Well-made Denture
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods
Missing teeth can make mealtimes a challenge, causing you to limit your diet to soft foods. Dentures allow you to eat all your favorite foods once again and incorporate healthy variety back into your diet.
Unfortunately, tooth loss is one of the features we associate with old age. Tooth loss causes the cheeks and lips to look sunken and hollow, making you look older. Dentures fill out your facial structure, taking years off your appearance while giving you a healthy-looking smile.
Correct Speech Issues
A full set of teeth is needed to speak clearly and enunciate certain sounds. Your denture can help you speak with clarity, giving you the confidence to talk in meetings and catch up with old friends.
Boost Your Self-Confidence
You shouldn't have to go through life feeling embarrassed about your missing teeth. With our modern, natural-looking dentures, you can smile with confidence and feel like the best version of yourself.
We offer various types of dentures at our practice in Philadelphia, PA. Find out which type is right for you...
Types of Dentures
Traditional Full Dentures
Traditional full dentures are removable prosthetics designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They contain a gum-colored base that rests on top of the gums and are held in place with a combination of suction and a dental adhesive. The plastic base supports a complete row of natural-looking prosthetic teeth that closely mimic the appearance of your natural teeth.
Traditional Partial Dentures
If you are missing teeth but still have some healthy natural teeth, you may benefit from a partial denture. In addition to the gum-colored base and prosthetic teeth, partial dentures have small metal clasps that fit securely around remaining natural teeth. Traditional full and partial dentures can generally be produced quickly and are a relatively affordable tooth replacement option.
Implant-supported dentures provide several unique advantages, including improved stability for denture wearers. Instead of resting on top of the gums, the dentures are anchored by dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone. By replacing the missing tooth roots, dental implants stimulate your jawbone tissue, helping to keep your jawbone healthy and intact.
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The highly rated dentists at our Philadelphia practice do more than straighten crooked teeth with orthodontics. We provide a wide range of services to care for your family's dental health and cosmetic needs.
Our specialized training is particularly useful when it comes to restoring missing teeth. We apply an unparalleled level of precision and attention to detail to our work. These aspects of dentistry are fundamental in denture treatment. Our high-quality dental restorations are the best you can find anywhere and will surely exceed your expectations for years to come.
If you are suffering from widespread tooth loss, we invite you to schedule a free consultation at one of our dental offices. We have three locations serving Philadelphia, including offices in Bala Cynwyd, Montgomeryville, and Bensalem, PA. You can reach us online or by calling:
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The best office for orthodontic care. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Hodges since 2008 (had to have braces twice) and never once had a negative experience. The staff is the most friendly group of people I have met in a healthcare facility. My kids will most definitely go to Dr. Hodges if and when they need an orthodontist!View on Google
Dr. Hodges and staff were very professional and made me feel like part of a family during my visits from 2018-2021. I highly recommend Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics for all your orthodontal care. Thank you to the team of Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics for all you do.View on Google
Comparing Types of Dentures Which Option Is Right for You?
When it comes to dentures, there are a variety of options to choose from. However, what works best for one patient may not be right for another. There are several factors you must take into consideration when selecting your denture.
|Type of Tooth Loss||Budget||Dental Health||Overall Health|
Traditional Full Denture
Missing all teeth.
Affordable on most budgets. Treatment is usually covered by insurance to some extent.
Can work for candidates with bone loss and gum recession. However, these conditions will likely worsen without treatment. Jawbone atrophy can also make it uncomfortable to wear a traditional denture, so preparatory treatment is recommended.
|No health restrictions.|
Traditional Partial Denture
|Missing most teeth.||Affordable on most budgets. Treatment is usually covered by insurance to some extent.||Candidates should have good oral health other than tooth loss and one or more healthy remaining natural teeth. Partial dentures will not treat jawbone atrophy, which may cause further tooth loss or changes in facial shape.||No health restrictions.
|Missing most or all teeth.||Implant surgery will increase the overall treatment cost, so patients should budget accordingly. Implants are usually not covered by insurance.||Good oral health and sufficient jawbone density are required. Patients can undergo bone grafting to restore their candidacy. Dental implants prevent future bone loss.||Patients must be non-smokers, have controlled diabetes, and be healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure.|
Schedule a one-on-one consultation with our Philadelphia-area dentists to discuss your options and candidacy. We offer free consultations at our offices located in Montgomeryville, Bala Cynwyd, and Bensalem, PA.
Why Dentists Recommend Implant-Supported Dentures
Although implant-supported dentures are not suitable for everyone, we typically recommend the treatment for those who qualify. They provide several important benefits that make them well worth the investment.
While traditional dentures can slip out of place and cause embarrassing moments, implant-supported dentures are securely attached to your implants. Whether you are blowing out your birthday candles or enjoying a tough steak, your implant-supported dentures will stay securely in place.
Additionally, dental implants are the only dentistry treatment that prevents bone recession, helping you maintain healthy and youthful-looking facial features. If you are interested in implants, our dentists will coordinate your procedure with a trusted oral surgeon. After you recover, you will return to our Philadelphia-area office to get your custom-made restoration.
"I’m So Happy With My Results!!"
Dr. Hodges was amazing throughout the whole 7 years of my treatment. She always told me what she was doing and the goal for when I came back the next time. 7 years later my teeth are perfect and straight. The front desk staff and the ladies who work on you are the sweetest people ever. Thank you Dr. Hodges and your amazing staff.View on Google
I always have a great, smooth, experience here. The staff are always friendly, respectful, caring and courteous of your time. The office is run very smoothly and efficiently when Dr. Hodges is there or not. I'm so happy with my results!! I no longer hide my smile!!!View on Google
Paying for Your Denture Payment and Financing Options
We understand that dentures can be expensive and want to help keep your costs as manageable as possible.
We provide restorative dental care at affordable prices and offer various financing options so that you can make low monthly payments on out-of-pocket expenses. We also accept most major dental insurances and will work directly with your provider to get you the most coverage for your treatment. Send us a message or give us a call at (610) 617-0700 if you have any questions about payment plans or financing, and we will be happy to assist you. We can also provide you with a personalized cost estimate during your consultation so that you can budget for treatment.