Dentures

Hyattsville Dental Care

General Dentist located in Hyattsville, MD

A gapped smile can make you feel less than confident. At Hyattsville Dental Care in Hyattsville, Maryland, George Harding, DDS, and his exceptional team offer a variety of dentures to fill in spaces left by missing permanent teeth. Call the Hyattsville Dental Care office to find out if you’re a candidate for dentures or book an appointment online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth that replace permanent teeth that have fallen out or require extraction because of trauma, damage, or decay. Hyattsville Dental Care offers different types of dentures to meet your needs, preference, lifestyle, and desired outcome.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Some of the many benefits you can experience after receiving dentures at Hyattsville Dental Care include:

  • Easier chewing
  • Clearer speech
  • Reduced chance of teeth shifting
  • Aesthetically pleasing smile
  • Increased self-confidence

Dentures are strong and long-lasting. They look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.

What are the different types of dentures?

Some of the different types of dentures available at Hyattsville Dental Care include:

  • Traditional (removable) dentures
  • Permanent, or fixed, dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Full dentures
  • Overdentures
  • Immediate dentures
  • Implant-supported dentures 

Overdentures fit securely over the top of some of your remaining permanent teeth. Your dentist can place immediate dentures in your mouth right after tooth extraction, which means you don’t have to go without teeth. The dentures may have to be adjusted after your jaw heals.

Implant-supported dentures attach to dental implants, or metal tooth roots that your dentist can surgically place into your jawbone. After bone tissue heals around the implants, they can securely fasten connector posts and dentures to the implants.

Are dentures right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for dentures, and which type of dentures are best, your Hyattsville Dental Care provider reviews your oral health history, examines your teeth and gums, takes dental X-rays, and discusses your desired outcome.

What should I expect when getting dentures?

Prior to getting dentures at Hyattsville Dental Care, you may first need a tooth extraction, bone grafting, or dental implant placement to give you the best results. Your dentist can take a mold of your teeth or digitally scan them to create custom-fitted dentures just for you.

Depending on the type of dentures you receive, your dentist ensures they fit properly or bonds your new teeth to dental implants or any remaining natural teeth.

How should I take care of my new dentures?

Take good care of your dentures by cleaning them regularly, brushing your teeth after meals, and soaking removable dentures in a special cleaning solution. 

Avoid chewing on ice, hard candy, or other hard objects and see the Hyattsville Dental Care team every six months for dental cleanings and exams. Call the office if you lose your dentures or they become loose or damaged. 

To learn more about dentures and find out if they’re right for you, call the Hyattsville Dental Care office or book an appointment online today.