Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS

General Dentists located in Bowie, MD

If you’ve lost your natural teeth, you notice it at every turn. Most people take for granted the key role teeth play not just in eating, but also in speaking and the way they look. That’s why Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS, in Bowie, Maryland, offers quality dentures. Restore your smile and your quality life by being fitted for your own replacement teeth. Call Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS, or book your appointment online to get started.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are a set of teeth that you can easily insert into and remove from your mouth. Depending on your needs, you can either be fitted with complete dentures, which replace a full set of missing teeth, or partial dentures. Partial dentures can fit over your remaining teeth to give you a full smile.

What are the benefits of dentures

Dentures have a range of benefits. They can improve your:


Have you been struggling to comfortably chew your food? Is eating an awkward and lengthy process? Dentures are designed to eliminate those struggles, helping you enjoy your meals with a full set of strong teeth.


Few people think about the role teeth play in speech. That is, until they lose them. If you have been challenged by speech changes due to tooth loss, dentures are an ideal solution. They can restore your full set of teeth and your ability to talk comfortably.


Your teeth are part of your facial structure. Without them, the skin around your mouth can sag, making you look older. Restoring your teeth through dentures fills out the mouth area, rejuvenating your appearance.

How do I get comfortable with my new dentures?

When you first being using your dentures, they will most likely feel odd in your mouth. That’s completely normal! Over time, you will adjust to them, and they will begin to feel like an extension of you.

The trick to finding truly comfortable dentures is ensuring a proper fit. Dr. Chappelle will work with you to ensure your dentures are customized to your mouth and your needs. He can see you regularly until you get comfortable in them, ensuring that sizing issues never stand in the way of your quality of life. If necessary, he can also provide you with a dental adhesive to give your dentures more stability.

How do I care for my dentures?

Just like natural teeth, dentures need regular maintenance. Using a denture care product, brush them daily to ensure they stay clean and stain-free.

Are you interested in learning more about your denture options? For more info or to set up a consultation, call Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS, or schedule your appointment online.