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Dentures & Partials – Uniontown, PA

Fast and Effective Way to Rebuild Your Smile

Teeth play a vital role not only in oral health but general health as well. That is why losing even a single tooth can have an outsized negative impact on one’s overall well-being. At the office of Dr. Edward Witek, Jr., we help rebuild smiles and restore confidence with natural-looking partial and full dentures. Do you want a complete, attractive smile that you will be proud to show off around friends and family? Schedule an initial consultation with your dentist in Uniontown, Dr. Witek, to learn if dentures or partials are right for you.

Why Choose Dr. Edward L. Witek, Jr. For Dentures? 

  • High Quality Dental Materials that Last
  • 40+ Years of Experience Restoring Smiles
  • Master of the Academy of General Dentistry

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Dentist talking to male patient about dentures in Uniontown

Missing teeth are more than just an aesthetic concern – they can also compromise your oral and general health. For example, missing teeth can make it more difficult to maintain a balanced diets because it is harder to bite or chew certain foods. Failing to eat a wide variety of healthy foods can lead to nutritional deficiencies that harm your overall health.

In addition, without tooth roots providing stimulation to the bone, your jawbone may slowly begin to deteriorate, causing your face to appear sunken and aged. Your remaining teeth may also gradually drift into the gaps in your smile, causing serious bite problems.

What Treatment Options Are Available?

Four dentures and partials in Uniontown

Fortunately, you can avoid all of the health issues mentioned above by restoring your smile with a dental prosthetic. Three popular tooth replacement options include:

Partials

A partial denture can replace several missing teeth at once. To create a custom partial, Dr. Witek will take an impression of your mouth and carefully craft prosthetic teeth to match the color and size of your natural smile. In addition to the prosthetic teeth, a partial is made up of a gum-colored plastic base and metal framework. Metal clasps will attach to your remaining natural teeth in order for your partial to stay securely in place in your mouth. 

Dentures

Are you missing an entire row of teeth? Then you should consider a full denture to restore your smile! Dentures are made up of acrylic artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored base. While in the past dentures may have earned a reputation for looking fake, modern dentures appear very natural and fit snugly on top of gums.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-retained dentures offer maximum stability and long-lasting results. Whereas traditional dentures and partials rely on natural suction or metal clasps to remain in place in the mouth, dental implants are anchored directly in the jawbone. Implant-retained dentures replace missing teeth from the roots up and can last for decades with proper care.

Benefits of Partials and Dentures

Full dentures held in hand

If you are not yet convinced that partials or dentures in Uniontown are right for you, here is a short overview of some of their benefits: 

  • Attractive Smile:Modern partials and dentures are custom crafted to look as natural and attractive as possible.
  • Restored Dental Function:You will be able to speak, laugh and eat more of your favorite foods worry-free when wearing partials or dentures.
  • Low Maintenance:Traditional partials and dentures are easy to remove for thorough cleaning.
  • Budget-Friendly:Traditional partials and dentures are also an affordable and effective solution to replace missing teeth.

Understanding the Cost of Partials and Dentures

Dentist discussing X-Ray and dentures in Uniontown

Every smile and situation is unique, so there is no one-size-fits-all cost for dentures or partials. How much you pay will depend on a variety of factors, such as how many teeth you want to replace, if extraction if required, and if you will be getting implants. Your dental insurance plan will also influence the final cost. Many insurance plans will pay up to 50% of the cost of dentures and partials. During your initial consultation with Dr. Witek, he will be able to give you an accurate cost estimate after examining your teeth and discussing your specific smile goals.

Frequently Asked Questions – Dentures

gray-haired man smiling with dentures in Uniontown

Are you looking to rebuild your smile after tooth loss? If so, then dentures in Uniontown are a classic, cost-effective option. Dr. Witek is proud to use high-quality materials and the most modern technology to deliver natural-looking results. For your convenience, we’ve compiled the answers to some commonly asked questions about this traditional form of tooth replacement below.

I Need Dentures. Where Do I Start?

Restoring your smile can sound like a daunting process, and it can be intimidating to take the first step. To begin your journey to a full and complete smile, all you have to do is call us to set up an initial consultation with Dr. Witek, your dentist in Uniontown. During this visit, he will spend some time getting to know you and the goals you have in mind for your smile. After evaluating your oral health, he can determine which tooth replacement option is best for you. From there, our team can develop a custom treatment plan.

How Long Do Dentures Last?

The lifespan of your dentures will primarily depend on how well you take care of them. For instance, if you handle them recklessly and drop them often, they might break, requiring you to replace them sooner rather than later. On average, your dentures will probably last five to ten years before they’ll have to be replaced.

However, implant-retained dentures generally last much longer than that. Because dental implants fuse with your jawbone, they are designed to be a permanent solution to tooth loss. In fact, your implants could even last a lifetime with the proper maintenance!

Do I Brush Dentures Like Natural Teeth?

Dentures might be 100% cavity-proof, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Cleaning your dentures twice a day can remove leftover food particles, bacteria, and plaque that could contribute to unpleasant oral infections. However, regular toothpastes and toothbrushes are often too abrasive and can end up weakening or scratching your dentures. Instead, you should invest in a proper denture brush to safely keep your smile clean and healthy for years to come.

Can I Sleep in My Dentures?

While you certainly can wear your dentures at night, we strongly recommend that you do not. Removing your dentures before bed will give your gums and jawbone an opportunity to rest after the pressure of holding your teeth in place all day long. Additionally, you should never let 24 hours pass without cleaning your dentures in some way. Letting them soak in a glass of room-temperature water or denture cleanser overnight is a great way to keep them clean.