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Dr. Karen Lawitts

100 Intrepid Lane
Syracuse, NY 13205

(315) 492-8138
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By Dr Lawitts
February 22, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

Wondering what kinds of dentures our dental team has to offer?
When it comes to replacing missing teeth you may be wondering, “Are dentures right for me?” Dentures have helped many of our patients regain full, gorgeous smiles again after tooth loss. If you’re wondering whether you’re an ideal candidate for dentures, you may be wondering which type of right for you. Here are the types of dentures our Syracuse, NY, dentists Dr. Karen Lawitts & Dr. Joshua Wolhandler have to offer,

  • Complete dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Immediate dentures
  • Implant-supported dentures

To decide which type of dentures is right for you, there are several factors our Syracuse, NY, family dentists will need to consider including,

  • How many teeth you need to replace
  • The health of your remaining natural teeth
  • The health of the jawbone for supporting dental implants
  • Whether you need to have teeth extracted
  • You're oral and general health

What are complete dentures?
If you are missing an entire upper or lower row of teeth, complete dentures can replace all of these teeth. These custom prosthetics contain a set of false teeth on a base made to look like gum tissue. This oral device sits on top of the gums, where it naturally suctions to the tissue to hold it in place. Most people turn to denture adhesives to help bond the dentures to the gums so they can chew and talk more comfortably without worrying about their false teeth moving around.
What are partial dentures?
Partial dentures are recommended when you are dealing with tooth loss but still have some healthy natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures are either removable or fixed in place, depending on your needs and smile goals. Partial dentures require natural teeth for support and to anchor the false teeth in place.
What are immediate dentures?
If you are told that you need to have all of your teeth removed you will not want to go very long without replacements. Immediate dentures are a set of false teeth that we can place immediately after your teeth are removed. They are used in the interim while your gums heal from the extractions.
How do dental implants support dentures?
If you want a more long-term solution to dentures, then you may want to consider dental implants. Implants are placed into the jawbone where they play the role of tooth roots. They fuse with the jawbone to become a permanent structure. From there, we can attach your full or partial dentures to your implants to hold them in place.
If you are interested in getting dentures from our team of qualified dentists here in Syracuse, NY, call our practice today at (315) 492-8138 to schedule a consultation with us.


Dr. Karen Lawitts

Dr. Karen Lawitts



Dr. Lawitts was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science and D.D.S degree from Northwestern University in Chicago.  
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