Dentures & PartialsFrederick, MD

At the Frederick Center for Dentistry, Dr. Sahil Goyal provides a wide variety of restorative solutions to dental problems. Dr. Goyal, along with Dr. Anshu Goyal and Dr. Politimi Mantzouranis, has extensive experience in treating patients who need to replace missing teeth.

Full dentures are a great option for patients with full arches of missing or lost teeth. Patients who have multiple consecutive missing teeth often benefit more from receiving partial dentures. However, full dentures are secured with dental implants for a more stable and permanent end-result.

Dentures in Frederick, Maryland

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Not replacing missing teeth soon enough may result in one or more of these conditions:

  • Shifting teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Tooth decay
  • Misaligned bite
  • Speech issues
  • Facial sagging

Over time, natural teeth shift to fill in gaps between teeth, which can lead to overcrowding. It is difficult to clean between crooked and overcrowded teeth, which means patients are more prone to problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Restorative care is more like preventative care in some cases as it can prevent more serious problems down the road.

Benefits of Dentures

Patients who receive dentures find they offer many benefits. Dentures:

  • Provide long-term durability
  • Reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Improve biting and chewing ability
  • Prevent facial sagging
  • Improve speech

If you are missing multiple teeth and believe you would benefit from denture treatment, contact our Frederick, MD dental office. Following a consultation and examination, we will help you find the dental solution that fits your personal needs.

Implant Dentures

Fixed hybrid dentures Implant secured dentures are the preferred restoration for patients with multiple missing teeth. Dental implants will help to maintain bone structure while securing the denture in place so there is no risk of slippage. In some cases, an existing denture can be converted into an implant-supported denture, saving the patient some of the costs associated with this option.


Overdentures, also known as “snap-on” dentures provide stability and eliminate the need for messy adhesives. This type of denture also prevents the denture from moving away from the tissues in the mouth.

Partial Dentures

Made of metal or acrylic, partial dentures consist of replacement teeth on a plastic base with a metal framework. This treatment option works best for patients with multiple consecutive missing teeth.

Partials & Dentures FAQs

Can you drink coffee with partial dentures?

Avoid both gum and coffee because of their potential to stain dentures. Patients should avoid foods like nuts and seeds, as they may become lodged under the denture and cause irritation or discomfort.

How is a partial denture held in place?

Metal clasps are used to attached most types of partial dentures. These fit into the spaces between teeth by clipping onto the teeth on either side of the space. By preparing a slot in the crown of the supporting tooth, a connector can be inserted into the tooth to hold your denture in place.

How long can you wear partial dentures?

If cared for properly, a partial denture has a lifespan of 5-10 years. However, they may occasionally need adjusting because the aging process causes changes in your gum ridges and the underlying bone.

Can you brush your dentures with toothpaste?

It is common to assume that toothpaste is the best option for cleaning dentures. This is not true. Avoid brushing your dentures with toothpaste at all costs. Denture cleaner is a much safer alternative.

How many hours a day should you wear partial dentures?

Generally speaking, you should wear your dentures for at least eight hours each day.  In order for your gums to rest, we recommend that you remove them at night. Taking them out will let you properly brush, floss, and eat.

Can partial dentures be left in overnight?

At night, both partial and full dentures should be removed. This provides a much-needed relaxation period for your gums and jawbone. This is also an excellent opportunity to clean and sanitize your dentures!

Can you eat normally with partial dentures?

Yes, you absolutely can. However, as you adjust to the unfamiliar feeling in your mouth, it can take a few weeks. It’s a good idea to temporarily restrict your diet to soft foods and recipes that don’t demand a lot of chewing and jaw activity.

Call The Frederick Center For Dentistry

Receive restorative dental care for missing teeth today by calling 301.264.5680. Request a dental exam with our dentists on our website.