Let’s talk today about dentures. Dentures can have different meanings.Complete dentures are when an entire arch of teeth is being replaced. A partial denture is where one or more teeth are being replaced, but there are still teeth in that arch to help support it.
Some of the issues with dentures are support, stability, and retention. Support refers to the gums, bone, and teeth (if a partial denture) that hold the denture in place. Stability is the ability of the denture to stay in place and retention is how well the denture stays in place. We create dentures that address all three of these concerns to minimize any issues you will have after we place the denture.
One of the frequent concerns we hear is that with dentures, the person complains that they look ‘old’. Most people have some loss of support leading to this look. We create our dentures to rebuild the facial support, the cheeks and the lips to minimize this look. We work with you to create the look deserve. Just because you have dentures doesn’t mean you need to look like you have them!
Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or to schedule a consult to see what we can do for you. Call Bettina at 978-401-9081 or email Dr. McDowell directly at: [email protected] and visit our website: www.brianmcdowelldds.com