For Those Looking to Replace Missing or Removed Teeth, Dentures Provide an Effective and Comfortable Solution
Dentures are one of the oldest teeth replacement procedures currently available and what many people prefer following tooth loss. Dentures may be partial, replacing only select teeth or complete dentures. Dr. Stephen Lawrence and his team at Lawrence Dental take great pride in providing natural-looking dentures to patients in the Kingston, PA area. Many people prefer dentures due to the fact they are an amazingly simple restoration option that dentists are familiar with.
Many dentists offer both full and partial dentures. Full dentures are a great option to those who have lost most, if not all, of their natural teeth. If opting for full dentures, it is also a good idea to receive dental implants that the dentures can be affixed to for added support.
Partial dentures are great for replacing a few teeth which have fallen out or had to be removed. Partial dentures can be attached to adjacent natural teeth, much like a dental bridge, for added support.
Most dentures on the market are made of the finest materials. Advancements in dental technology and customization allow for a better fit than ever before. Dentures, historically, may slip and slide around in the mouth or cause significant discomfort due to a poor fit. Modern dentures are better supported and provide a more comfortable fit. Dentures now look better than ever before also. Dentures provided by Dr. Lawrence look like a natural set of teeth and provide better functionality for chewing and speaking whereas, in the past, slipping, clicking, and gum irritation were a major issue.
Do You Make A Good Candidate?
While many patients may prefer dentures after losing teeth, they may not always be the best option. For patients who have healthy gums and bone material, a more permanent option such as dental implants may be a better solution and will preserve the remaining dental structure, whereas dentures will not prevent the jawbone from shifting.
For those who do not have a healthy supporting structure (gums and jawbone) due to prolonged periodontal disease and/or infection, dentures may be the only option that makes sense.
If you are seeking dental options for missing teeth, including dentures, please call Lawrence Dental Group at (570) 852-2650 today!