Full Dentures (“Plates”)
Traditional dentures are made to replace all of your upper or lower teeth at one time. They rest directly on top of your gums, creating a seal between the prosthesis and your mouth. Upper dentures cover the roof of your mouth for added stability, while lower dentures require your cheeks, lips, and tongue muscles to help keep them in place.
If you need to replace multiple teeth at one time but still have several teeth that are healthy, a partial is best. Partials snap in and clip around your remaining teeth, using them to keep the appliance in place. They’re smaller and more streamlined than a full denture.
Implant Secured Overdentures
It’s possible to use 2-4 implants for added stability underneath your conventional denture. While your plate is still removable, it attaches with small abutments underneath, so that you won’t need messy adhesives.
Implant Retained Dentures
Permanent implant dentures follow the natural “U” shape of your jaw, like an extended dental bridge. They eliminate the need of wearing a removable appliance.
Denture Repairs and Emergencies
Do you have a broken or ill-fitting denture? Dr. Harry Habbel offers denture repairs and adjustments, even if you’re a new patient of our practice. Contact our Southampton, PA office today to request an appointment.