Dentures are an excellent option for people who have lost all their teeth. A denture is a removable frame or form-fitting plate containing artificial teeth designed to replace missing teeth as well as the surrounding gums and underlying bone.
Designed and molded to fit your mouth, they allow for comfortable chewing and keep the mouth and its surrounding facial features in proper alignment.
Partial or removable dentures and bridges fill gaps left by missing teeth and are held in place with metal clasps or precision devices that are attached to natural teeth. Usually made of resin or metal, partial dentures allow more comfortable and effective chewing, improve speech, and prevent sagging of the cheeks and lips.
If you are considering having your teeth replaced by a set of dentures, we used to recommend against it since past denture technology resulted in approximately 90% less chewing power than natural teeth. Our philosophy was to help patients keep their natural teeth as long as possible, especially lower teeth since a lower set of dentures were much harder to keep in place than the uppers. Even if you can retain one or two teeth in the lower jaw, this will help to keep a set of dentures in place.
We offer both full and partial dentures to our patients in Lancaster and the surrounding areas. To learn if full or partial dentures may be right for you, please contact us today.