Custom-Designed Dentures Can Restore Your Smile
Extensive tooth loss can interfere with eating and speaking and make you look much older than you feel.
Dr. Teddi Olszewski can provide fully customized traditional and implant-supported dentures at his Northampton, MA, office to restore oral function and rejuvenate your appearance.
Dentures Can Complete Your Smile
Improve Your Quality of Life
By replacing missing teeth, dentures can restore your ability to eat and speak properly. Patients also often enjoy a boost in their self-confidence.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Tooth loss can detract from the aesthetics of your smile, cause your cheeks to become sunken, and leave your lips looking puckered. Dentures can improve the appearance of your smile and your face shape.
Increase Stability with Dental Implants
Dentures can be secured with dental implants. This can provide greater stability by preventing dentures from slipping out of place. Additionally, implant-supported dentures protect against jawbone atrophy.
You do not need to feel embarrassed about tooth loss...
Tooth Loss Is Common
Dentures Can Address Several Issues:
Complete Tooth Loss
Tooth loss in one or both dental arches must be addressed because it can severely impact your ability to eat and speak.
Localized Tooth Loss
Several teeth in a row can be replaced with a partial denture.
Multiple Areas of Tooth Loss
If you are suffering from tooth loss in several areas of your bite, we can customize a denture to complete your smile.
Severely Damaged Teeth
In some cases, treatment cannot save significantly decayed or broken teeth. As such, they may require extraction and replacement using a denture.
Untreated gum disease or escalating jawbone atrophy can cause teeth to begin to shift and loosen because the tissues no longer provide adequate support.
Traditional Full and Partial Dentures
Traditional dentures are removable. A full denture will replace your entire dental arch, while a partial denture will replace several consecutive missing teeth. Both types of restorations have a plastic base that rests on the gums. At her Northampton, MA, dentistry, Dr. Olszewski will take impressions of your teeth and gums to ensure a proper fit. She and our partner lab will choose a color of plastic that matches the color of your gum tissue. A partial denture has small metal clasps that will keep it connected to adjacent teeth. Your dentist and lab technicians will work carefully to make sure that the clips are discreet. The replacement teeth themselves will have a realistic color and translucency.
Dr. Olszewski proudly offers implant-supported dentures, which provide numerous health and aesthetic benefits. With experience in all aspects of implant treatment, she will set the dental implants in your jaw during a carefully planned surgery. Your bone will heal around the implants so that they become a fixed and permanent part of your jaw. When you have healed, Dr. Olszewski will attach your denture to the implant posts. Like our traditional dentures, implant-supported restorations are carefully crafted to match your teeth and gums.
Implant-supported dentures offer several important benefits. First, the denture will not slip out of place, meaning you can chew, speak, and smile with complete confidence. Second, the implants can prevent jawbone recession. Removable dentures frequently require refinements as the jaw shrinks and changes shape. Implant dentures, on the other hand, rarely need any refinements since the implants prevent jaw atrophy.
What Type of Denture Is Right for You?
To determine the most appropriate type of denture for you, Dr. Olszewski will carefully examine your jawbone structure. If you have suffered bone recession, you may not have a strong enough base for implants. Dr. Olszewski may recommend a bone graft to restore a proper foundation for your implants. If you are watching your budget, or if you have a health condition that may preclude you from implants, removable dentures can be an effective choice. In either case, you can depend on Dr. Olszewski's Northampton, MA, dentistry to provide a beautifully lifelike restoration that complements your overall facial structure.
Dentures Can Dramatically Improve Your Appearance
Dentures can replace decayed, damaged, or missing teeth, creating a dramatic change in your appearance. They also provide support for facial tissue, giving your features a healthier and more youthful look. Dr. Teddi Olszewski and her team of dental professionals can help you regain your confidence with a natural-looking restoration.
Restore Your Smile
This patient had no teeth in the upper jaw. Dentures restored both function and appearance