Dentures – Newburyport, MA
Hope for a Confident Smile After Tooth Loss
Tooth loss affects millions of Americans. In fact, 30 million of them don’t have any natural teeth left at all! Clearly, if you are missing teeth, you’re far from being alone. Fortunately, we at Dental Partners of Newburyport offer dentures to help replace teeth that have been lost due to decay, damage, or infection. To learn more about our denture options, feel free to schedule an appointment with us.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures are used to replace more than one missing tooth. If you have just one lost tooth, a dental bridge or implant can help you, but if you have two or more lost teeth in the same arch, you may consider dentures. In order to qualify for dentures, you must not only have multiple missing teeth but be otherwise healthy in your mouth. This means that if you have gum disease or an untreated cavity, the issue needs to be treated before you receive dentures.
Types of Dentures
When it comes to tooth replacement, dentures are actually quite versatile in that they can be customized according to your needs. That’s why we offer three different types to take care of a variety of needs. All types, however, consist of a gum-colored base and prosthetic teeth.
If you still have viable natural teeth left, a partial denture can connect to and use these teeth for stability while filling in the gaps in your smile even if the gaps aren’t close together. Usually, partial dentures have a plastic or metal clasp to hold onto teeth, but regardless, we’ll make sure your smile looks realistic.
Total tooth loss necessitates complete tooth restoration. Full dentures are fitted in a way that suction holds the restorations in place. But, thanks to modern technology and materials, these dentures will feel more comfortable than what your grandparents had back in the day.
Although traditional dentures have come a long way in recent years, implant dentures take these replacements to the next level of security and longevity. Instead of resting on top of the gums, implant dentures attach to posts that are embedded in the jawbone, giving your fake teeth a realistic look and feel as well as additional stability.
The Benefits of Dentures
There’s a reason why dentures are still one of the most popular options for tooth replacement—they work! Instead of suffering from confidence, eating, and communication issues because of the lack of teeth, you can continue to smile, eat, and talk confidently.
Compared to implants, traditional dentures tend to be more affordable in the short term and require less time. Keep in mind that implant dentures come with a higher upfront cost and entail a longer time commitment from placement to restoration, but they also prevent jawbone resorption or degradation that comes with tooth loss and give you a stronger bite.
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