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By Little Smiles and Big Smiles
May 16, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Dentures help most anyone suffering from tooth loss. Restoring proper speech, adequate chewing, and fuller facial contours, these artificiadenturesl teeth from your dentists at Little Smiles and Big Smiles in Fitchburg bring back people's lives. Dr. Islam Dehis and Dr. Yasmine Hassan offer a variety of denture options. One is right for you.

When you lose teeth...

So many things change--your appearance, the ability to bite, chew and taste food, the strength of remaining teeth, the density of gum tissue and bone, and of course, your self-confidence. For generations, dentures have helped people regain a good measure of these things.

The dentists at Little Smiles and Big Smiles in Fitchburg evaluate their fully or partially edentulous patients to explore which kind of denture would work for them. Photos, X-rays and oral impressions, along with the doctor's instructions, guide the dental lab in crafting these individualized prosthetics. Count on a result that looks good (and natural), balances the bite, stays in place, and is easy to care for.

Types of dentures

Little Smiles and Big Smiles offer styles of dentures which accommodate oral health needs and the budgetary concerns of their patients. Available styles are:

  • Partial dentures consist of one or more artificial acrylic teeth set on a light, but sturdy, frame. Partials attach to natural teeth with several clasps which ensure the dentures stay put.
  • Full conventional dentures replace either top or bottom arch, or both. They are 100 percent acrylic and stay in place via the natural suction of the mouth. Well-fitting conventional dentures need little to no adhesive. The dentist places these dentures after extraction sites heal completely.
  • Immediate dentures fit right over extraction sites right away, allowing the patient to leave the office with a complete smile. These tooth replacements must be refitted after gum and bone shrink.

Only one denture, however, maintains bone and gum tissue--the implant-supported denture. Two, four or six titanium implants hold these prosthetics firmly in place, and because the implants reside in the under the gums, they restore bone density to about 75 percent of the original hard tissue, reports Dear Doctor.

Could dentures help you?

Learn all the details at a denture consultation with Dr. Hassan or Dr. Dehis. We know you'll be pleased with your restored smile. Call the office today for an appointment in Fitchburg, MA, (978) 343-2630.

By Little Smiles and Big Smiles
October 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures   Missing Teeth  

Dentures CoupleDentures are one of the most reliable and affordable dental restoration options for either full or partial tooth loss, and there are a number of different options for every situation and budget. Whether you just need a temporary pair as your gums heal from extractions or while you wait for dental implants, or a permanent pair to restore function and the aesthetics of your smile, dentures are a great option to fix your smile and improve your quality of life. The dentists at Little Smiles and Big Smiles, Dr. Islam Dehis and Dr. Yasmine Hassan, offer a broad range of cosmetic and general dentistry services for children and adults in Fitchburg, MA.

Fix Your Smile with Dentures in Fitchburg, MA

Like other smile restoration treatments and dental technology, dentures have vastly improved and been modernized in the last few decades to provide maximum function, comfort, and aesthetic improvements to your smile whether you are 30 or 60. Despite increased awareness about the dangers of gum disease, tooth loss remains a significant problem among American adults. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), over 40 million American adults are missing all of their natural teeth. And it's not just seniors that have to worry about tooth loss. Gum disease and accidents can (and do) affect young adults of all ages as well.

Different Denture Styles

Dentures are available as a temporary or permanent solution, and there are several options designed for full or partial tooth loss. Some people choose dentures to wear for a short time following extractions or tooth loss while they wait for a permanent pair or other restoration like dental implants (immediate dentures). Partial dentures help to keep the teeth from shifting and can be used in lieu of crowns and bridgework if you are missing a few teeth. Other denture options include:

  • Complete (full) dentures
  • Implant supported dentures
  • Custom dentures
  • Snap-in dentures

Find a Dentist in Fitchburg, MA

For more information about dentures and to find the best dental restoration option for your situation, contact Little Smiles and Big Smiles by calling (978) 343-2630 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dehis or Dr. Hassan today.



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