Partials and Dentures in Belchertown
Your teeth are multi-taskers. Think about all the work they do. Everyday, teeth allow you to chew the food you enjoy, enunciate words and speak clearly, and smile at the people you love. Now imagine your life if some or all of your teeth were missing. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, approximately 175 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and more than 35 million do not have any teeth. If you count yourself among either of these groups, then it’s time to talk to Dr. Medaugh about dentures. Partials or dentures in Belchertown have been the key to rejuvenated smiles for many people. Dr. Medaugh will be able to help you decide if one of these tooth replacement options is right for you.
Dentures have been around for hundreds of years. Fortunately, advances in technology, manufacturing and materials have made them more comfortable and more lifelike than ever before. Belchertown dentist Dr. Medaugh takes all of the necessary steps—digital x-rays, impressions, photographs and measurements of your mouth—to ensure that the prosthetic he designs for you looks and feels completely natural.
Partial Dentures in Belchertown
If you are missing a few teeth—whether consecutively or not—then a partial denture may be just what you need to once again have a full smile. Depending on your lifestyle and personal preference, Dr. Medaugh can design a removable or fixed partial. A removable partial consists of false teeth that are mounted on a metal frame. The dental lab carefully fabricates the frame with clips or hooks that attach to healthy teeth in a manner that is all but invisible when you smile or talk. A partial can be designed to fit something like a puzzle teeth between your remaining teeth. In this way, only one prosthetic is required to fill in gaps here and there along one arch.
A fixed partial is usually called a bridge, or more precisely a crown and bridge. Dental crowns are affixed to healthy teeth that flank the missing teeth in your mouth. The crowns support false teeth that literally bridge the gap in your smile.
Full Dentures in Belchertown
For patients who are missing all of their teeth, there are full dentures. This oral appliance can be made to fit either your upper or lower arch and consists of false teeth on an acrylic base made to look like you own gums. If you’re missing the upper arch of teeth, then a denture with an open palate may be designed to afford you greater comfort and a better sense of taste. In any case, Dr. Medaugh will make sure your dentures fit comfortably and securely without causing irritation to delicate gum tissue.
Belchertown Dentures Appointment
If you would discuss the option of replacing your missing teeth with a partial or full denture, then Schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Medaugh and the experienced team at Valley Dentists of Belchertown . Dr. Medaugh is a highly qualified restorative dentist, now proudly serving patients daily throughout Belchertown, MA, Ware, Granby, Ludlow, Warren, Hardwick, Gilbertville, Hadley, Amherst, Palmer, and the surrounding communities.