Tooth loss can happen at any age and is still a major health problem for American adults. Even with more awareness than ever over the risks of gum disease, millions of Americans still suffer from some form of periodontitis. According to The Journal of the American Dental Association, over 40 percent of American adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease, which ranges from mild (gingivitis) to severe (periodontitis). Whether you've lost teeth due to oral health problems or trauma from accident or sports injury, dentures are one of the most widely used and effective methods available to quickly restore your smile and oral health. Dr. Karen Lawitts is a cosmetic and family dentist offering dental services in Syracuse and the surrounding areas including Jamesville and Dewitt, NY.
How Dentures Can Improve Your Smile and Oral Health
Even partial tooth loss can have an effect on your health. From nutrition to self-esteem and confidence, your smile and oral health play an important role in your overall health and wellness. Dr. Lawitts recommends dentures for patients looking for a fast and affordable solution to tooth loss in the Syracuse, Jamesville, and Dewitt, NY, area.
In addition to the cosmetic improvements, dentures also make it possible for you to resume a healthy diet, take care of any speech issues you may have experienced as a result of missing teeth, and generally improve your quality of life.
If you're living with full or partial tooth loss, there are several types of dentures depending on your needs:
- Immediate dentures - a temporary pair you can use right away
- Complete dentures - for full tooth loss
- Partial dentures - for patients with some remaining natural teeth
- Implant-supported - secured in place by dental implants
After a comprehensive dental exam and evaluation, Dr. Lawitts will discuss your options and make recommendations for the best type of denture for you according to your needs and circumstances.
Find a Dentist in Syracuse, NY
For more information about the benefits of dentures and to learn more about your smile restoration options, contact us today by calling 315-492-8138 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lawitts.