Naylors Court Dental Partners

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Complete and Partial Dentures

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Complete and Partial Dentures

Dentures and partial dentures are a practical alternative to tooth loss, and we offer quality dentures in Pikesville, MD. If you’re considering dentures or have recently acquired them, you may wonder about care.

At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we always provide instructions on how to care for your new dentures or partials. It’s important to remember that dentures are breakable and should always be handled with care.

As a rule, you’ll want to spend a few minutes each day cleaning your dentures to keep them free from stains and bacteria. You should rinse them with water after eating. We also recommend brushing your dentures with a soft denture brush at least once every day, typically before bed. You can use a denture paste, but toothpaste is too harsh.

You should also soak your dentures in a denture bath during the night—using either warm water alone or with denture cleaning tablets. It’s important to keep the denture moist, so it retains its shape.

If you notice cracks in your denture, it’s important to contact your dentist. Cracks can allow bacteria to accumulate or lead to a broken denture.  

If you have any questions about dentures or denture care in Pikesville, MD, we invite you to contact our dental treatment team at Naylors Court Dental Partners.

If you have several missing teeth or complete tooth loss, you might think that dental implants are an impossibility. You might imagine a dental implant for every missing tooth. This does not have to be the case!

Your dentist in Pikesville, MD offers implant-supported dentures and bridges. This means that a few strategically placed implants—think of these as replacement roots—can lock in an entire denture or a bridge. Typically, we can secure a denture with four to six implant posts.

The first step is a chat and an exam with your dentist. If implant-supported dentistry is an option based on exam findings, your dentist schedules implant post placement.

Implant posts are thin but strong screws that your dentist implants in your anesthetized gum. These posts bond with your jawbone over time and create a stable foundation for your restorative appliance. After bonding or integration, your dentist secures your dental bridge or denture.

This method allows you to eat, smile, and laugh with confidence, but it also helps stimulate your jawbone to remain viable and not deteriorate.

Would You Like to Learn More About Implant-Supported Dentures in Pikesville, MD?

If you have questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your consultation, contact a dental staff member to start your smile journey.

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