Dentures in Wilmington & Seaford, DE

Enhancing Your Smile With Dentures

At Brown and Baran Family Dentistry,  Dr. Paul Brown and Dr. Christopher Baran offer dentures as an affordable restorative treatment to restore proper occlusion and functionality to patients in Wilmington and Seaford, DE, locations who are missing some or all of their teeth. We offer a range of denture options to meet the needs and budgets of our patients. 

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are custom-made prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth and restore dental function and aesthetics. They’re an ideal solution for patients who have lost some or all of their teeth due to injury, decay, or disease and are looking to restore their ability to chew, speak, and smile with confidence.

Dentures are available in different types and styles. They’re made from durable, lifelike materials such as acrylic resin, porcelain, or a combination of materials, and can be crafted to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. 

Benefits of Dentures

Dentures can offer numerous benefits to patients who are missing teeth. Some of the key benefits include:

  • Improved Appearance: Dentures can fill in gaps left by missing teeth and prevent facial muscles from sagging, giving patients a more youthful appearance.
  • Restored Function: Dentures can restore a patient’s ability to eat and speak normally, improving their quality of life.
  • Prevent Bone Loss: Implant-supported dentures can help to fortify the jawbone and prevent bone recession by stimulating jaw tissue.
  • Customization: Denture solutions can be custom-made to fit comfortably in a patient’s mouth and blend naturally with their smile.
  • Affordable: Traditional dentures are often more affordable than other tooth replacement options.

Ideal Candidates for Dentures

Patients missing some or all of their teeth and wishing to restore dental function and rejuvenate their appearance are good candidates for dentures. Patients interested in implant-supported dentures may require additional treatments, including tooth extraction or bone grafting to become eligible for dental implants. 

Certain diseases or medications may also affect candidacy for implants. Although not all patients are candidates for implant-supported dentures, most patients qualify for traditional dentures. During your initial consultation, our skilled dentists can help determine which denture option is best for you.

Types of Dentures

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures are removable prosthetics custom-made to fit comfortably in your mouth and blend naturally with your smile. Both full and partial dentures can restore your ability to eat and speak normally and improve your appearance by preventing facial muscles from sagging.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are appropriate for patients who still have some remaining healthy teeth, while full dentures are appropriate for patients who are missing all their teeth or who will be undergoing a full-mouth extraction. If you’re having any teeth removed before receiving a traditional denture, your prosthetic can be placed once the gums have fully healed.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Our dentists highly recommend implant-supported dentures because they help to fortify the jawbone and prevent bone recession by stimulating jaw tissue. The implant procedure begins with the placement of four to six titanium posts in your upper or lower jaw through small incisions in the gums. After the posts are placed, a process called osseointegration occurs over three to six months. During this period, the implant posts fuse with your jawbone.

Once the healing process is complete, the abutments that will hold your final restoration in place are affixed to the implants. Your custom-made, permanent dentures can then be attached.

Immediate Dentures & Same Day Teeth®

We offer patients the option of immediate dentures, as well as Same Day Teeth®. Immediate dentures are placed immediately following tooth extraction. This allows patients to eat and speak normally much more quickly than they would if they had to wait until their gums healed to receive their prosthetic. It’s important to understand that as the gums heal, the structure of the mouth may change, requiring new dentures.

The Same Day Teeth® technique allows us to place your dental implants and permanent restoration on the same day and doesn’t require the three to six-month waiting period of traditional implant-supported dentures.

Dentures Care & Maintenance

  • Traditional and immediate dentures require regular removal and cleaning by brushing and soaking in a denture cleansing solution.
  • Patients with implant-supported dentures, such as Same Day Teeth®, can brush and floss normally as the restorations are permanently attached to the implants.

Regular dental exams and cleanings are crucial for maintaining oral health and making necessary adjustments to dentures for optimal comfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t Live With Missing Teeth. Schedule Your Visit Today!

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth and are interested in dentures, contact Brown and Baran Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists. For more information about dentures options, contact our Wilmington, MI office at (302) 999-7600 or our Seaford, MI office at (302) 536-7589

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