Dentures Provide a Solution for Partial or Complete Tooth Loss
Extensive tooth loss affects every aspect of your daily life, making common activities more difficult. Dentures can replace full dental arches for patients missing all or most of their teeth, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile with confidence. At Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics in Philadelphia, PA, we offer traditional dentures, as well as implant-supported dentures, which provide superior stability and jawbone health benefits.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures can help restore a smile after significant tooth loss. These restorations are comprised of prosthetic teeth and a gum-colored base. They can either rest directly on the gums or on dental implants embedded into the jawbone.
Dentures are generally recommended for patients who have lost most or all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Each denture is customized to blend beautifully with the patient’s smile.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Patients with extensive tooth loss are generally good candidates for dentures. During a free consultation at our office, your doctor will determine your candidacy based on whether you:
- Have healthy gums
- Are missing an entire arch of teeth
- Have some healthy remaining teeth
- Have extensive damage or decay that require extractions
If you are interested in implant-supported dentures, you must also have sufficient bone density to support dental implants.
Types of Dentures
When it comes to dentures, there are a variety of options to choose from. While meeting with our team, we will help you determine which restoration is best suited for your needs and budget.