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Are Dentures the Right Choice for Me?

January 12, 2019
Posted By: Dr. Deanna Thomas, DMD, FAGD
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Do you face the challenge each day of trying to chew with failing teeth? Do you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth because many of them are compromised? Are you starting to feel depressed or hopeless about your situation?

These feelings are common on a daily basis when you are living with missing or failing teeth. There is hope, however; and dentures in Hermitage, PA may be the right solution for you. Here are the different types of dentures from which you can choose.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are a removable appliance typically made from acrylic and designed to restore an entire arch of teeth. You may be thinking of the dentures your parents or grandparents wore, but today's dentures are thoughtfully designed to complement your appearance and fit better than ever before.

Dentures use suction to your jaw to stay in place, and many patients go through a learning curve as they get used to talking and eating with their new teeth. However, dentures immediately restore your smile and facial appearance, which also returns your confidence.

Partial Dentures

Maybe you're missing multiple teeth, but you also still have quite a few healthy ones? A partial denture can replace those missing teeth with natural-looking prosthetic teeth that are attached to a removable appliance. Partials use metal or acrylic clasps as anchors, and they fit much as a retainer does.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Dental implants can be used to anchor and support both partial and full dentures. Implants provide denture wearers with a more secure fit that eliminates slippage or movement when talking or eating. Another added benefit of choosing implant-supported dentures is that they offer better longevity because implants help to keep your jawbone healthy and stimulated, which prevents the bone deterioration that often occurs with removable dentures.

If you are considering dentures to restore multiple missing teeth, Dr. Thomas or Dr. Peters would love to discuss your options with you! Contact Thomas Family Dentistry to schedule your consultation today with your dentist in Hermitage.

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