What are Dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic pieces that are shaped into teeth to provide an easy way to restore gaps in your mouth, help you to speak in a more succinct way, and help you to bite into food when you’ve become victim to tooth loss. At Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide full and partial detachable and implant-held dentures for patients in the Hamburg, PA area. Full dentures restore every one of the teeth in the top arch, lower arch, or both, whereas partial dentures are employed when some of the real teeth are still in the jawbone. Our team can help you discover if removable or implant-held dentures are ideal for your needs and have them custom-crafted to provide a nice look and secure fit. Reach out to us for your assessment to get started.
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who is a good candidate for removable teeth?
Those who are good candidates for removable teeth, or dentures, include those who have lost several teeth in the past or need to have some teeth extracted. Dentures function to enhance your dental capabilities, let you eat healthful foods, and help maintain the shape of your face. These restorations work most effectively when the gumline is in good shape and there is a sustainable amount of bone mass to keep them secure. During your visit at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we will assess your dental wellness and go over your possible solutions based on your dental issues and cosmetic goals. Contact our Hamburg, PA office to get started.
how are dentures placed?
3D impressions of the upper and bottom arches of your mouth will be taken to start off your denture creation. Once impressions are made, they are taken to a lab. Single-arch and bridge dentures are made up of lightweight resin, which may be supported by a metal internal frame. Made of high-quality biocompatible substances, dentures are meant to copy the look of real teeth and gums. When your dentures are created and are sent to Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we will ask you to return for a fitting session in our office. We will alter your appliances so they are comfortable or fasten them to already placed oral implants.
how do you properly care for Tooth Replacements?
Once you’ve received your dentures and are getting used to them, you may find that it is a little more difficult to eat or talk. This is completely normal, and you will adjust. In cases where your dentures feel like they are shifting around, call Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry so our staff can plan a refitting appointment. You should look after your dentures by cleaning them with a gentle brush after every meal and placing them in water nightly to stop them from drying out. We advise you to return to our facility for regular assessments so our team can monitor the state of your dentures and your total oral health for many years to come.
Are full or partial Dentures Covered by Insurance?
Many dental insurance carriers will at least pay partially for personalized dentures. We will work with you to explore your options so that you get the most out of your coverage. However, there may be times when you don’t have insurance. At Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamburg, PA, we understand and work hard to give you options, like CareCredit®, so that you still get the dental care that is necessary for you.
Lean into your new smile
Once you’ve had dentures placed, you’ll feel a new sense of confidence and ownership over your smile and oral health. Tooth loss doesn’t have to mean you live with it forever. At Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we work hard to give you the solution that works well for your needs. We provide full or partial detachable and implant-held dentures to individuals in Hamburg, PA. To find out more information about how dentures might elevate your smile, schedule an appointment.