Despite our best efforts to keep our teeth and gums as healthy as possible, the effects of time, decay, and disease affect millions of Americans every year. In fact, 35 million men and women in our country are completely edentulous, a term that means they have lost all of their teeth. Of these, 90 percent choose to wear dentures, a popular restorative dentistry solution that allows partially and fully edentulous patients to chew, speak, and smile again. Because we believe that each and every one of our patients deserves to benefit from a full set of teeth, we offer a wide range of restorative dentistry options, including dentures and partials.
Why Choose Dentures and Partials?
Replacing missing teeth is one of the most important things you’ll ever do as an adult. Without your teeth, your speech is slurred and your ability to eat a nutritious diet is dramatically diminished. The impact that missing teeth can have on your self-confidence is substantial as well; many patients with missing teeth become withdrawn, choosing to live a more secluded existence than to face the world without teeth. Fortunately, dentures and partials make it possible to affordably and quickly reclaim your smile and your life.
Complete dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth while partial dentures fit your jaw like a piece from a jigsaw puzzle, filling in the gaps between healthy teeth. The dentures we provide you with will be fully customized to look and feel as natural as possible so no one will be able to tell that they aren’t your original teeth.
In many cases, dentures and partials can be secured with dental implants. These small titanium posts are surgically placed within the bone of the jaw and serve as a strong foundation for your custom restorations. If you are interested in implant-retained dentures, simply ask Dr. Devlin about your options. We’ll help you find the tooth replacement solution that best suits your unique needs.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Whether you are a current denture wearer or you are planning to have teeth extracted and you are interested in exploring your tooth replacement options, our team is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and exam, and find out if dentures or a partial is right for you. Dr. Devlin and our entire team genuinely look forward to helping you reclaim your smile as well as full functionality for easier speaking and eating. Our warm and welcoming dental practice in State College, PA is privileged to serve families from throughout nearby communities in Centre Hall, Bellefonte, Altoona, and the surrounding areas.