What is the process of obtaining full dentures with a dentist in Quincy, MA?
Patients who are faced with substantial tooth loss, or those who are seeking full mouth reconstruction, are often great candidates for full dentures. Dr. Stephen J. Matarazzo in Quincy, MA is a dentist who has experience in providing dentures and has certifications for a variety of high quality restorations including Denture Fountain of Youth™ and The Geneva 2000® Denture Concept. During a consultation appointment, he can determine if patients are candidates, describe the process of obtaining full dentures, and can walk patients through how to best care for their restorations to improve their longevity.
Full dentures explained
Full dentures are restorations that are made of special acrylics and can replace an entire dental arch of missing or extracted teeth. Full dentures are the only economical way to replace all the teeth. While other tooth restoration options are available, dentures are best for those who need to fully reconstruct their smiles. The restorations are made to look as natural as possible, and using some of the latest dental concepts and techniques, Dr. Stephen J. Matarazzo can ensure proper fit, function, and appearance.
What is the process of obtaining dentures?
Before beginning the process, patients need to determine if they are candidates for full dentures. Most of our patients facing excessive lost or extracted teeth are best suited for this method of restoration. Then, the types of dentures available are discussed. Dr. Stephen J. Matarazzo offers several techniques and brands of dentures that may be best for one patient versus another. During the consultation appointment, patients can learn about each of these options and find the one that is most economical and most appropriate for their specific needs and desires. Our front office team also works with our patients’ dental insurance companies to discuss possible coverage options to make treatments even more affordable than ever! We also offer payment plans to break up the expense of obtaining dentures. Once patients have made their choice, we take a series of impressions and send these off with specific information regarding the results. Patients return to the practice at a later time to be fitted for their dentures and to discuss appropriate care.
How do I keep dentures in place?
There are three ways to keep dentures in the smile:
- Natural suction
- Dental adhesives
- Dental implants
The strongest, most reliable option is with dental implants. These are titanium posts that are placed surgically into the bone of the jaw and can be made to snap into place with full dentures. When patients utilize implant-supported dentures, they can rest easy knowing that their restorations are not going to fall out or shift at an inopportune social moment. It also allows them to enjoy all their favorite foods without worry. Dr. Stephen J. Matarazzo proudly offers implant-supported dentures as an option to patients who have sufficient bone structure to support this method. Patients serious about having this type of denture but do not have enough jaw bone to ensure successful treatment may want to ask about bone grafting to prepare the area for a more permanent denture.
Will my dentures look natural?
Thanks to continued advances in the quality materials used to fabricate full dentures today, patients are able to purchase dentures and know that they look natural ever! Acrylic materials continue to improve in not only appearance but in strength, and Dr. Stephen J. Matarazzo works only with high quality materials to ensure the most beautiful restorations available on the market today. He works with patients to help them design their new smile, matching the color, shape, and size of any existing teeth so the dentures blend in beautifully for his patients. All of this pays off when patients see the results in their full dentures!
Discuss full dentures with our skilled dentist
Dr. Stephen J. Matarazzo is a professional in the dentures industry who has the experience to provide quality restorations to patients in the area of Quincy, MA. If you are ready to discuss the possibility of restoring your smile with full dentures, now is the time to connect with our staff by calling (617) 405-3939 to schedule a consultation appointment at 300 Crown Colony Drive.