Dentures – State College, PA
Bring Back Your Beautiful Smile
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 36 million Americans don’t have any teeth and 120 million U.S. adults are missing at least one tooth! Decades prior, tooth replacement options were limited to uncomfortable appliances that were obvious and high maintenance. Fortunately, Dr. Chris J. Devlin can help patients restore their beautiful smile with natural-looking, state-of-the-art dentures in State College. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
Options for Tooth Replacement with Dentures
All too often, patients refer to “dentures” as an all-encompassing term. However, depending on how many teeth you’ve lost, your lifestyle, and your bone density, we may recommend:
If you have lost multiple teeth but still have a number of healthy one, partial dentures may be the restorative treatment you’ve been looking for. This custom appliance is crafted from an impression of your mouth to seamlessly fill the gaps in your smile. Plus, they have a gum-colored base that ensures the metal framework is virtually undetectable.
If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, a full denture can restore your smile, bite, and speech. After an impression is taken of your mouth, a permanent set will be custom-made and held in place with a safe, effective adhesive. Fortunately, state-of-the-art technology allows dentures today to fit comfortably and function optimally without sacrificing aesthetics!
Dentures have improved drastically in recent years; however, dental implants continue to be the most durable, stable tooth replacement solution on the market. Fortunately, patients today can have the best of both worlds with implant-retained dentures. By strategically placing implants throughout your mouth, your dentures can receive their force from your jawbone instead of resting against your gums.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
Thanks to innovations in technology and the field of dentistry, dentures have come a long way since the first wooden pair in the 16th century. Today, they offer patients a multitude of advantages, including:
- A life-like appearance thanks to high-quality material.
- No extensive food restrictions.
- They can last 10+ years with proper care.
- They are cost-effective for patients who are budget conscious.
How Do I Care for Dentures?
To enjoy the many benefits of dentures for years to come, it is important to keep them clean and handle them with care. Otherwise, they can break, become warped, or lose their natural-looking appearance. To prevent this from happening, make sure to:
- Rinse your dentures with clean, cool water after eating.
- Clean your mouth after removing your dentures.
- Brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Soak them in a special denture solution overnight.
- Visit your dentist in State College frequently to get them adjusted.
- Don’t expose them to excessive heat or let them dry out.
Are you ready to restore your beautiful smile? We can’t wait to here from you! Schedule your appointment today by contacting us here.