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Dentures in Bethlehem, PA: Complete and Partial

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DENTURES

When you think of ‘dentures’, the first thing that comes to mind is probably that big, pink, plastic plate with a complete set of teeth that you can remove and reinsert at will. But there are actually several different types of dentures that each serve their own purpose! Here’s what you need to know about them.

COMPLETE DENTURES

These dentures are the stereotypical denture style. They consist of an acrylic or plastic base that is snugly fitted into your mouth, accompanied by a full set of teeth for either the upper or lower jaw.

They are designed for patients who have lost most or all their natural teeth, and in fact, any remaining teeth in the area should be removed before a full denture is installed.

IMMEDIATE SAME-DAY DENTURES

Immediate dentures are inserted on the same day as tooth extractions to prevent a period of toothlessness, which can be embarrassing. Patients can choose between permanent or temporary same-day dentures, with advice from their dentist on whether to modify or replace them.

There are some very obvious benefits to same-day dentures, including but not limited to:

  • They provide instant results.
  • They promote a faster healing process.
  • They are a flexible treatment option.

PARTIAL DENTURES

If you’ve only lost a few of your teeth, partial dentures are a great alternative to full dentures. They use a similar base as full dentures, but only have a few teeth attached. They are secured to your mouth using a thin metal support frame and hooks that hold them in place alongside your other teeth.

IMPLANT OVERDENTURES

One of the concerns about standard removable dentures is that they don’t protect against bone loss, unlike dental implants. Implant overdentures cost effectively solve this issue. They consist of one or more dental implants that are fused directly with the jawbone. Then, the dentures are secured via clip-on attachments or permanent screws.

Implant overdentures can actually restore almost all of your bite strength thanks to the strong foundation, and also strengthen the jawbone and prevent bone resorption.

BRINGING BACK YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE

Whichever form of denture you choose, it’s important to visit a dentist with denture solutions, who’ll advise you effectively and ensure that you maintain them properly.
If you’re in the Bethlehem, PA area, that dentist office is none other than Dr. Thomas R. Lambert and the experienced team at Always About Smiles!

We’ve been providing quality dental care and serving this area for years. We’ll work with you to get the best tooth replacement solution that fits your needs. Book a dental appointment with us now!