Affordable Dentures in Buffalo, NY
Despite our best efforts, we can sometimes lose our natural teeth. Dietary conditions such as hypocalcemia and hypovitaminosis D (calcium and vitamin D deficiencies, respectively) can contribute to malnourishment, a common culprit in partial edentulism, the state of having lost teeth. When the damage to your natural teeth is irreversible, a full or partial denture can allow the mouth to return to normal function. If you or someone you love has missing teeth and looking for affordable dentures, keep reading to learn about some important information you should know about dentures and partial dentures. If you still have questions when you’re done, contact our office to arrange a free confidential consultation with Dr. Douglas Hamill to learn about our affordable dentures. Let his 20+ years of experience serving the Western New York community work for you.
What Types of Dentures Are Available?
There are four basic kinds of dentures: full and partial, and fixed and removable. Full dentures are recommended when a patient has multiple missing teeth in either the maxilla (the upper jaw) or the mandible (the lower jaw), while a partial denture is more appropriate for one or two missing teeth, regardless of location. Many patients may prefer a fixed denture, also known as dental implant bridges, which are permanent and are secured either under or against the gum line via implants or crowns. However, the health of the intact teeth is crucial in the decision to use dentures, and a removable denture is better suited for mouths that are not in optimal condition to receive permanent false teeth.
What Are The Benefits of our Affordable Dentures?
All four types of our affordable dentures have the same benefits to oral health. Chewing hard food and speaking with proper enunciation become increasingly difficult with fewer than the standard 28 or 32 teeth present, and dentures can both relieve the added stress on the remaining teeth and force them to not shift in position.
Dentures can also prevent the shape of the face from changing following edentulism, providing support to the lips and the cheeks, and play a role in reducing the ever-present threat of gum diseases such as periodontitis. Learn more about our affordable dentures by scheduling your free consultation.
How Does the Denture Procedure Work?
To receive dentures, a procedure that may last for one to two months, a dentist must first make an impression of the patient’s mouth. Sample dentures are placed in the mouth in order to determine the specifics—the shape and the color—of the final model. As soon as the conventional denture is designed and manufactured, it is adjusted as needed and ready for the patient to wear.
Dentures can be inserted during the same day as the removal of the diseased teeth. These are called immediate dentures. However, this kind of denture often must be either relined or replaced as the tissues of the mouth heal and shrink.
If you feel that you may require a denture, the first thing is to schedule a checkup with your dentist. If all your teeth are significantly infected with periodontal disease or extensive decay, you may be a strong candidate. However, teeth can be saved, and we prefer to try to save teeth before we consider replacing them. To learn more about our affordable dentures, schedule a free consultation today.
Providing Affordable Dentures Throughout Buffalo for Over 20 Years!
If you are considering full dentures, partial dentures, implant retained dentures, or bridges, please contact our office today to set up a free initial consultation with Dr. Douglas Hamill. He has served Amherst, Williamsville and the greater Western New York community for over 20 years and helped countless patients regain their function and confidence with affordable dentures. We welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face!
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