As you get older, a lot of things change. That includes an increased risk that you will lose your teeth. Living without teeth can be difficult, physically and emotionally. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. You can do something about it by getting dentures at our Mount Laurel, NJ dentist office.Dr. Chase Talks About Dentures at Friendly Smiles Center Read Transcript
Due to affordability, we sometimes find that full upper and lower dentures actually are our best option for our patients. It still doesn't rule out that these individuals could not proceed forward with implants, it's just that at this particular time, in order to replace those missing teeth, it's in the best interest to work with a full upper and full lower denture.
- Look like natural teeth
- Fit comfortably
- Allow you to eat foods that you love
- Can restore your self-confidence in social situations
When you are missing teeth, it affects much more than just your smile. That’s why finding the right replacement teeth can make a world of difference in your daily life. Call 856-359-4000 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Chase and Friendly Smiles Center. Find out how our teeth replacements could give you back the things you have lost.
Find the Right Teeth Replacements for You
Choosing the right dentures depends on a number of factors. The most important considerations are the appearance of your replacement teeth and how well they function. Do you want a natural-looking smile? Do you want to be able to eat anything you want? Your answers can have a big impact on figuring out what will work for you.
If you still have some natural teeth, partial dentures are one option. These have small hooks to connect to your remaining teeth. This helps to hold them in place. (Another option you may want to consider is an implant-supported dental bridge.)
Full dentures are for patients who need to replace one row or both rows of their teeth. This is what many people think of as a traditional denture. Visually, these can look remarkably close to natural teeth. We mold each set of dentures to fit your mouth as comfortably as possible. You also should know that we offer same-day denture repair. We can get your teeth back in shape in less time because we have an in-house dental laboratory.
Gain More Than Just a Smile
The patient would know ahead of time that they're going to lose their teeth or that they're already missing a number of teeth. They may realize that to replace those, they would need some form maybe of a denture to do that, and most dentures that we know of are removable. However, with newer advances in dentistry and such, we do have other options now where the dentures can actually either snap in – which gives excellent retention, great for eating and functioning – or that we even go as far as in some cases to actually where they cannot remove it, where I can as a dentist, but our patients brush and care for them just like they would their natural teeth. So, and with that, so there is this spectrum now that's available for our patients without teeth.
I can recall a few patients where prior they had removable partial dentures – that being that they're missing some of their teeth, you know, with some mobility – and we use clasps to actually hold those in place. Generally, we would hear people, patients saying that there's food that gets underneath. After a meal, they have to take out their appliance to rinse it and such. Whereas if our patients go with the implants, the patient can actually snap the denture into place and it holds. It stays right there – and what an improvement it is for the patients, especially when they go out for a social dinner or such. They don't have to worry about the teeth either moving or food getting underneath in a middle of a meal and such. So we don't hear clacking sometimes that can occur too with loose dentures and such. But they definitely, patients, significant improvement. Also, able to eat many more of the foods. Actually, pretty much the same as if we have the natural dentition.
Your teeth don’t exist just to give you a nice smile. Your teeth affect how well you pronounce words, and most importantly, they affect what you can – and can’t – eat. With standard dentures, you can eat more than you could without any teeth, although this may not mean you can eat everything you would like to eat. Plus, eating anything with standard dentures, including softer foods, often requires denture adhesives.
Would you rather have new teeth that look and function like the real thing? Do you want replacement teeth that let you bite and chew anything without worrying that your teeth will come out? With full-mouth reconstruction, you can do those things again. Using dental implants and advanced implant-placement techniques, you can feel like you have a full set of real teeth once again.
Don’t spend another day wondering how your life could be different if you still had all your teeth. Call Friendly Smiles Center at 856-359-4000. You owe it to yourself to learn how our dentures in Mount Laurel, NJ could improve your quality of life.