Dentures have long been a trusted solution for people missing several teeth. There are a few options when it comes to dentures, and the one that’s right for you will depend on several factors — like how many teeth you are missing, how healthy your jaw bone is, and more. Below, we dive into the 3 main choices for dentures in Lititz, and how to know which one is right for you.
Traditional Dentures: Efficient and Effective
A denture can be full or partial. The traditional type of denture is a set of prosthetic teeth affixed to a base that looks like your gum tissue. It is supported directly on the gums and can be ready in about a month.
Your dentist’s goal is to help you keep the teeth you were born with for as long as possible, and a partial denture can help with that. Even if you have only one healthy natural tooth remaining, this will likely be the right option for you. A partial denture fits in with the existing teeth like a missing puzzle piece, filling in the gaps and renewing your ability to eat, speak, and smile with full confidence. Partial dentures are often held in place using brackets or a bar affixed to the natural teeth.
For patients who have lost all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, a complete or full denture is the answer. This type of prosthetic is held in place with natural suction and the help of a denture adhesive, as needed (often for lower dentures). Several iterations and visits with your dentist may be required to achieve the right fit for a full denture. Then, the prosthetic can be expected to last for 5 to 7 years before replacement is required.
Implant-Retained Dentures Offer Enhanced Stability
Patients who are eligible for dental implants should strongly consider the benefits of an implant-retained denture. With a prosthetic that is affixed to implant posts that have been placed beneath the gum line, patients can enjoy a partial or full denture that looks more natural and promotes better oral and overall health.
The benefits of implant dentures include:
- Looks and feels more like the teeth you were born with
- Reduces the risk of oral sores that develop due to poor fit
- Increased comfort
- A longer-lasting investment
- Make it easier to eat a balanced, nutritious diet
- And many more benefits!
No matter which option is right for your smile, dentures are customizable to meet your unique oral health needs. Don’t wait to contact your restorative dentist in Lititz to discuss how you can get started with your quality tooth replacement!
Meet the Practice
The Mor Smiles team is known for their superior services and excellence in dental care, from complex restorative dentistry all the way to cosmetic treatments that help patients smile with full confidence. To learn more about dentures or to discuss your options in tooth replacement, you are invited to contact Mor Smiles at 717-961-5767.