Trusted Tooth Replacement Options
Dentures have long been relied upon as a trustworthy tooth replacement option, and they are still viewed that way today. The only difference between the dentures of yesteryear and today is that now dentures are made to be far more comfortable and natural-looking. If you have been dealing with the varied difficulties of tooth loss—whether you’re missing all of your teeth or only some of your teeth—then consider wearing dentures. Dr. Young or Dr. Enea will be happy to confer with you and show you how dentures can restore your smile and your oral health.
Some of our patients are edentulous, meaning they are missing all of their teeth. This extensive tooth loss is commonly due to the necessary removal of teeth because of advanced periodontal disease, which destroys the gum tissue and bone structure that support teeth. Other reasons include severe tooth decay and injury, or a combination of these along with genetic defects.
Regardless of the cause, replacing a full arch of missing teeth is critical. First of all, your ability to enjoy a healthy diet depends on your having teeth with which to bite and chew. Dentures, referred to by many as false teeth, restore that capacity. Secondly, teeth support the muscles of your face, as well as your lips and cheeks. So, people who are missing all of their teeth typically have a sunken facial appearance. Complete dentures renew a youthful look for more confidence and greater self-esteem. Finally, teeth play an integral role in speech, word pronunciation and sound enunciation.
Complete removable dentures from Bradford Young will remedy all of these problems. We will design dentures with prosthetic teeth that look natural and complement the size of your mouth and your unique facial features. These false teeth will rest on a gum-colored base that will fit along your natural gums and be held in place with either suction or a denture adhesive. Of course, you will need some time to get used to having full dentures in your mouth, and you may need yours checked and adjusted.
For patients who are missing some of their teeth, we offer partial dentures. These fit among your remaining teeth and are held in place with clasps that attach to your other teeth. Whether you’re wearing partial or complete dentures, good oral hygiene remains important. Clean your dentures daily with a soft toothbrush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner. Don’t wear your dentures when you sleep; soak them overnight in water. Also, be sure to brush your teeth, gums and tongue when you remove your dentures.
Contact Our Office Today
If you are missing teeth, then call the office of Bradford Young in Allentown, PA, to schedule a consultation about dentures with Dr. Young or Dr. Enea. We will be happy to work with you to ensure that you once again enjoy the benefits and beauty of a complete smile.