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Dentures in West Chester, PA

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Fast & Affordable Smile Restoration

Missing teeth can make everyday life uncomfortable, difficult, and even embarrassing. Fortunately, there are many dental solutions available to restore your smile, and dentures are one of the most popular options. At Briglia Dental Group, West Chester denturist Dr. Ron Briglia provides quality full and partial dentures to help patients regain their confidence and enjoy a comfortable, functional smile.

What are Full and Partial Dentures?

Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, replace all teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw. They rely on suction and adhesives to remain in place. Partial dentures, on the other hand, replace only a few missing teeth in an arch and are held in place by adjacent natural teeth using clasps. Both types of dentures are removable and custom-made to fit comfortably and securely in your mouth.

The Benefits of Full and Partial Dentures

  • Improved Ability to Eat and Speak: Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew certain foods and speak clearly. Full and partial dentures can help restore these functions.
  • Enhanced Appearance: Dentures can fill in gaps left by missing teeth, giving you a fuller smile and a more youthful appearance. They also help support the facial muscles, preventing sagging and premature wrinkles.
  • Improved Oral Health: When teeth are missing, it can lead to misalignment in your other teeth. Dentures can help prevent these issues by supporting the remaining teeth and gums.
  • Affordable: Full and partial dentures are often a more affordable option compared to other dental restorations such as dental implants or bridges.
  • Customizable: Dentures can be customized to match the shape and color of your natural teeth, giving you a more natural-looking smile.
  • Convenient: Once your dentures are fitted and adjusted, they require minimal maintenance and can be easily removed for cleaning.
  • Boost in Confidence: Having a full smile can boost your confidence and make you feel more comfortable in social situations.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a popular alternative to traditional dentures that use adhesive or suction to stay in place. They are designed to be anchored in place by dental implants, which are surgically placed into the jawbone. Once the implants have healed and fused with the jawbone, the dentures are attached to them, creating a secure and stable fit.

We offer implant-supported dentures as an option for patients who are looking for a more comfortable and natural-feeling solution for tooth loss. Implant-supported dentures offer several benefits, including:

Improved Stability and Retention: Because the dentures are anchored to dental implants, they are much more stable and secure than traditional dentures. This can help to prevent embarrassing slips or movement while eating or speaking.
Increased Comfort: Implant-supported dentures are designed to fit snugly against the gums and jawbone, which can help to reduce pressure and discomfort often associated with traditional dentures.
Improved Chewing and Speaking Ability: With implant-supported dentures, patients are able to chew and speak more naturally, without the worry of their dentures slipping or falling out.
Preservation of Jawbone: Dental implants can help to preserve the jawbone and prevent bone loss, which can occur when teeth are missing.


Before and After Treatment Images of Actual Patients

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When Mark visited us, his teeth were in bad shape. We couldn’t save any of his natural teeth. We recommended that Mark replace his upper teeth with a denture, held in place by natural suction. For the lower teeth, we suggested a denture stabilized with four dental implants. The denture’s underside is designed with attachments that securely “snap” into a support bar affixed to the implants. This approach addresses the inherent challenges associated with full lower dentures; they tend to slip when patients eat and speak as there is no natural suction due to the anatomy of the lower jaw and floor of the mouth. Conventional dentures “sit” on the ridge or bony tissue that surrounds the tooth roots. They must be held in place with products such as denture adhesives. Plus, these dentures don’t keep the supportive bone strong. Within one year, 15% to 20% of the bone’s height and width will melt away. This destructive process continues indefinitely.

Mark loves his new smile! He just removes the dentures every night and snaps the lower denture back onto the implant bar the following morning. Since the implants are designed to replace tooth roots, the denture isn’t going anywhere. Bone remains strong and healthy and doesn’t melt away. Mark laughs, smiles, speaks, and eats confidently – no embarrassing slippage, and no messy creams – no hassle.

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The Full and Partial Dentures Process

Getting your full or partial dentures begins with a consultation and ends with you enjoying a new smile. Here’s what you can usually expect: 


Before you’re approved for full or partial dentures, you’ll have an initial consultation with your West Chester denturist, Dr. Briglia. During your consultation, your denturist will conduct a comprehensive oral examination and take measurements of your mouth to determine the best denture option for you. We will also discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

Designing Your Full and Partial Dentures

If you’ve been approved for smile restoration with dentures, we’ll take measurements, images, and impressions of your mouth and any remaining teeth. These will be used to create a custom design for your dentures. You will have the opportunity to approve the design before we move forward.


Once your dentures have been fabricated, we will schedule a fitting appointment to ensure they fit comfortably and securely in your mouth.

Final Adjustments

After wearing your dentures for a few weeks, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to make any necessary adjustments for optimal comfort and function.

Caring for Your Full and Partial Dentures

Proper care and maintenance of your dentures is essential for their longevity and your oral health. We will provide you with detailed instructions on how to clean and care for your dentures at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, dentures are designed to be comfortable and easy to wear. It may take some time to adjust to the feeling of dentures in your mouth, but our team will work closely with you to ensure they fit comfortably and securely.
Full and partial dentures typically last for 5 to 7 years, but this can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene, wear and tear, and changes in the shape of the jawbone. It is important to have regular check-ups with your denturist to ensure your dentures fit properly and to detect any issues that may need to be addressed.
While it is possible to wear your dentures overnight, it’s highly advisable to remove them while sleeping. Keeping your dentures in for too long may lead to gum irritation, bacterial growth, and bone loss. Additionally, wearing dentures for extended periods increases the risk of infections like thrush. It is best to consult your dentist regarding the specific guidelines for wearing and removing your dentures.
Yes, you can eat normally with dentures, although it may take some time to adjust to eating with them. It is recommended to start with soft foods and gradually introduce harder foods as you become more comfortable.

Call Our West Chester, PA Office For Full and Partial Dentures

If you’re interested in restoring your smile with full or partial dentures, Briglia Dental Group is here to help. We offer fast and affordable smile restoration services to patients in West Chester and the surrounding areas, including Chester Springs, Exton, Broomall, and Chadds Ford, PA. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation by calling (610) 615-0160 if you’re a new patient or (610) 692-4440 if you’re an existing patient. You can also click the button below to fill out our contact form. Get ready to smile with confidence once again!

Dr. Ron Briglia at Briglia Dental Group

Dr. Ron Briglia has been practicing dentistry since 1984. With decades of experience and extensive continuing education, Dr. Briglia provides the most comprehensive dental services.

He earned his Bachelor of Science from Gannon University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University Dental School. He has received advanced training at prestigious organizations like Pankey and Las Vegas Institutes. He is IV and oral sedation-certified too.

Most of Dr. Briglia’s patients have continued with him in his family of patients for over 30 – 35 years, and the restorations he has provided them have lasted for 25-35 years – clear evidence of his skills and expertise.

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