Reclaim Your Smile with Dentures
Dentures are custom restorations that feature a gum-colored base and artificial teeth, and they have helped millions of patients renew the appearance and function of their smiles after extensive tooth loss. Unlike many other dentists, Dr. Daniel Whiteman offers both traditional and implant-supported dentures at his Brookline, MA, practice. Furthermore, Dr. Whiteman is the only dentist in Massachusetts who has been licensed to use Eclipse® dental resin, which allows him to create beautiful dentures and perform repairs here at our practice. To schedule a dentures consultation, contact our practice today.
A partial denture is used to replace several teeth, while a complete denture is used to replace an entire dental arch. Virtually anyone with several missing teeth is a good candidate for a partial or complete traditional denture. Held in place by clasps, adhesives, or suction, traditional dentures are affordable and removable. To create your traditional denture, we will take detailed impressions of your smile. The impressions will be sent to an off-site lab, where skilled technicians will carefully craft your restoration. Depending on your needs, Dr. Whiteman may be be able to fabricate your traditional denture here in our office using innovative and lifelike Eclipse® dental resin. Traditional dentures need to be relined roughly every two years. Thanks to Dr. Whiteman's expertise with Eclipse® dental resin, we can perform on-site repairs and reline your dentures.
With an implant-supported denture, you will never have to worry about your prosthesis moving out of position.
Dental implants are small metal posts that are surgically placed into the jaw, where they fuse with the surrounding bone to function just like artificial tooth roots. This revolutionary restorative treatment has allowed patients to experience dentures with an unparalleled level of comfort and stability. With an implant-supported denture, you will never have to worry about your prothesis moving out of position, and you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods. Since dental implants return stimulation to the jaw, this can actually halt jawbone recession and help to prevent future tooth loss. Implant-supported dentures do not need to be relined, and they can last for many years with proper care.
In order to qualify for an implant-supported denture, your jaw must be strong enough to support dental implants. However, undergoing a bone grafting procedure can often restore necessary strength so that patients with weakened jawbones can safely undergo treatment. If you qualify for a complete implant-supported denture, we can often secure this type of prosthesis with only four dental implants by utilizing the innovative All-on-4® technique. With this approach, four dental implants are placed at a strategic angle in the strongest areas of the jaw. We can explain the full benefits of implant-supported dentures during a personal consultation to determine the type that is right for you.
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Dr. Whiteman and our team are committed to providing patients with personalized oral care services of the highest quality. We proudly offer traditional and implant-supported dentures to help you reclaim your smile. To review the unique features of each type of denture we offer, schedule an appointment today.