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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.

DID YOU KNOW?

Saliva serves an important function in oral health and actually the health of your entire body.

Every day, the average human body produces from a quart to an entire gallon of saliva a day! Actually, it is a process of recycling.

Saliva is mostly made of water, but it also includes important proteins and minerals that continously bath your teeth to prevent tooth decay and gum disease and protect your tooth enamel. Saliva even keeps your breath fresh. Saliva also contains important substances necessary for proper digestion of food.

The action of chewing stimulates salivary glands inside your cheeks and mouth to produce saliva. The more forcefully you chew, the more saliva is produced. So the more you use your teeth, the more the body is stimulated to protect them.

Preserve your health

In recent years, scientists have discovered something remarkable—harmful bacteria that live in the small spaces between your teeth and gums are linked to a host of tragic illnesses. For example, the bacteria associated with Alzheimer’s Disease grow in tiny spaces between the teeth and gum (called periodontal pockets). From there, these harmful bacteria can spread along the nerve pathway from the teeth to the brain tissue. When these bacteria are introduced into brain cultures, a substance called beta amyloid is formed, which is a cause of Alzheimer’s Disease. Peridontal bacteria have also been linked to heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, respiratory ailments, strokes and blood clots, premature babies, low birth weight, and inflammation diseases. Preserve your good health by twice daily brushing and flossing.

Testimonials

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"Dr Lawson is the only dentist I ever want to go see. It does not matter how long between visits Dr Lawson and her staff always remember me and treat me like a close friend and not just a patient.

"The care of Dr Lawson and her staff shows each and every time I visit. They make going to the dentist a pleasurable experience. And that's not something that can be said very often. I only wish there were a rating higher than excellent that I can give." — M.W.

 

"They've never been late for any of my appointments. I've even showed up early sometimes and they've always been ready and prepared.

"They always make an extra effort to be polite and courteous. I will absolutely return. I had an amazing experience, and they were by far the best I've ever seen.

"I love how much attention to detail they show. They are always so careful and meticulous. I never have to worry about them making a mistake or forgetting something." — J.A.

 

“Highly, highly recommended. It was my first time visit on 4/17/2012 and I had an extraction done. Best doctor ever!! Friendly staff and compassionate. I will definitely recommend!!" — M.C.

 

“Highly recommended. Very good patient concern. Friendly staff." — B.J. & K.L.

"Dr. Lawson has been my dentist for several years and she is one of the best dentists in the county. Her concern for her clients is wonderful. Her staff is very professional in the way they care for her clients and very timely, too. The best!!" — S. H.

 

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