Dentures can be a great way to replace missing teeth, and they’re also an affordable way to restore your smile. Residents of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding region can rely on the experienced dentists at Advanced & Comfort Dentistry for top-quality dentures that are durable, comfortable, and affordable. Begin the process today by calling to schedule a visit, or book an appointment online any time of day or night.
Dentures are removable dental devices that replace missing teeth. If you envision a chalky, blocky, unnatural looking smile when you think about dentures, you owe it to yourself to research today’s options.
You have choices when it comes to getting a new set of dentures. Your dentist can explain the pros and cons of each approach and help you find a solution to meet your needs and treatment goals.
Full dentures replace all of your upper or lower teeth. They are made of a span of carefully crafted false teeth affixed to an acrylic base. Full dentures fit snugly over the surface of your gum tissue.
As the name implies, partial dentures replace some missing teeth, while keeping your remaining natural teeth in place. This approach helps you fill in gaps in your smile without the need to pull your remaining teeth. Partial dentures are made of false teeth affixed to an acrylic base, and they sometimes have a wire component that helps hold them in line with adjacent teeth.
Many people who choose to have dentures need to have one or more teeth extracted prior to moving forward with their treatment. Your dentist can discuss the timing of treatments during your initial visit.
Missing teeth can make it hard to feel confident about the appearance of your smile, but aesthetics aren’t the only reason to replace missing teeth. When you have a gap in your smile, your remaining teeth can begin to shift out of position.
This can weaken the connection between tooth and bone that anchors your teeth, eventually leading to additional tooth loss. Missing teeth also prevent you from enjoying a full range of foods, which can limit your diet and negatively impact your overall health and wellness.
Missing teeth can also change the way you speak. That can cause you to avoid interacting with others, limiting your social connections. Replacing missing teeth can do wonders for your smile and your confidence.
Dentures are an affordable way to replace missing teeth. They’re also a faster treatment path than options like dental implants, which require a lengthy healing period between phases.
While dental implants are a permanent way to replace missing teeth, they also require substantial bone tissue to anchor the post portion of each implant. For people who lack sufficient bone tissue and are not good candidates for bone grafting, dentures are a viable option.
Other people have medical conditions that can complicate the healing process. In such cases, dentures allow for full smile restoration without invasive surgical procedures. Once any remaining teeth are extracted and the gums heal, there are no additional tissue alterations needed to wear dentures.
Book a face-to-face consultation today to explore more about dentures and how they might meet your needs. Online scheduling is an option, or you can always call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.