Dentures in Concord, NH

What if you could smile again, confidently and comfortably?

What if you could enjoy fresh, healthy foods without the fear of pain and discomfort?

What if you could feel like yourself again?

It might be time to discuss dentures with Concord dentist Dr. Harvey. Dentures and implant dentistry in Concord, NH help people discover better versions of their smiles every single day. 

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that of adults in the US between the ages of 35 and 44, nearly 70 percent are missing at least one tooth. Whatever the reason—accident, gum disease, or tooth decay—the fact is that there is no need to live life with teeth missing.

With advanced tooth replacement options like dental implants and modern dentures, our Concord, NH dentists can restore the form and function of your teeth—and improve your quality of life.

Dentures or Dental Implants—Which Is Right for You?

If you would like to learn more about replacing missing teeth with dentures and dental implants in Concord, NH, call the team at White Park Dental. Over the years, Dr. Harvey has helped many of our patients enjoy the benefits of a whole and healthy smile, courtesy of dentures and dental implants. They will be happy to explain the pros and cons of each, answer your questions, and help you decide which option is right for you.

Missing Teeth Impact Your Quality of Life

Older couple sitting on bench smiling l Dental Implants Concord NHSome problems associated with missing teeth are apparent – they affect your ability to chew and to speak, and they have a dramatic effect on your appearance.

However, missing teeth can lead to other problems that some people may not immediately realize. We live in a society that stigmatizes missing teeth. People who have missing teeth are often assumed to be less intelligent, lack proper self-care or hygiene, or are lazy. These assumptions are unfair and untrue, yet they persist.

You may not realize it, but missing teeth could affect your success in your job or your social life.

Full or partial dentures in Concord, NH are an affordable solution that can truly change your life. Most dental insurance plans will cover dentures. And we are happy to check with your insurance to determine your coverage so that you can plan the best way for dentures to fit into your budget. Please call White Park Dental to schedule an appointment to get started.

The Modern Denture Difference

Many patients come to our dental office concerned about missing or severely damaged teeth but are hesitant to discuss dentures because of what dentures represent to them. We find that patients often associate dentures with the unattractive and problematic “false teeth” that their grandparents used to wear.

We have great news: Concord, NH dentures are now better than ever! 

Dental technology is continuously improving, and patients who wear dentures have benefited significantly from these changes. We design modern dentures to look natural and fit securely and comfortably. Our dentists take multiple images and impressions of your mouth so that the lab can fabricate dentures that feel comfortable to wear. And we create them in such a way that they look natural with your facial shape and skin tone.

Additionally, to avoid the “blocky” and artificial look that often accompanied dentures in the past, each tooth is set into the gum base individually to allow for the subtle variation that occurs in nature. Our Concord, NH patients are thrilled with the look and feel of the dentures that we have been able to create for them, and we’d like to help you, as well.

Dentures as a Replacement for Missing Teeth

Close up of model dentures l Dentures in Concord NHAlso referred to as “false teeth,” dentures have been the tried-and-true replacement for missing teeth for a long time. Although their quality has improved in recent years, there are still problems with this option for tooth replacement

One of the significant issues with dentures is that they can move or slip out of place. This unpredictable movement can make denture wearers self-conscious about speaking or laughing. It can also limit their options as far as what foods they can comfortably eat.

Dentures also do nothing to prevent “facial collapse.” When a smile is missing teeth, that jawbone doesn't receive any nutrients from the body. This lack of nutrients causes the jawbone to shrink as time goes on, giving people a sunken-in or aged look. It also means that dentures will have to be adjusted as the jawbone changes in size over the years.

When your Concord, NH dentists pair dentures with our quality dental implants, however, the result is a tooth replacement that fits, feels, and functions as close to natural teeth as possible. Your dentures will stay firmly in place, and since the dental implant stimulates healthy bone regeneration, they eliminate the sunken or aged common with tooth loss.

Proper Care for Your Dentures

Dentures do require some special care. You will need to remove and clean them daily to prevent bacteria from building up. Handle your dentures carefully because dropping them could lead to damage that affects the way they fit.

If you do happen to drop your dentures (or if they feel like they fit differently than usual), please call our Concord, NH dental office. We will want to examine your dentures immediately. Wearing damaged dentures can be uncomfortable and can even lead to painful sores, so let us know right away if you break your denture.

The Dental Implants Alternative for Missing Teeth

Dental implants in Concord, NH offer a restoration option that most closely mimics the look and feel of your natural teeth. Usually made of titanium, dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone, where the root of the tooth is missing.

We then place a tooth crown on top of the implant. The final restoration looks very much like your natural tooth—and it functions the same way. You will have no worries about slipping or moving; dental implants will not budge—regardless of what you eat.

Facial collapse is no longer a risk either. The titanium implants stimulate the jawbone much like your natural tooth root would; nutrients continue to flow, and the jawbone stays strong.

Care for dental implants is very similar to caring for your natural teeth, including regular visits to White Park Dental for examinations and cleanings.

Dental Implants Hold Your Dentures Securely in Place

Model of full dentures l White Park Dental Concord NHDo you want extra security and reassurance that your dentures won't slip or slide? Using dental implants, we can create dentures that snap into place for a secure and comfortable hold that you can trust.

Dental implants are a remarkable dental technology that is tried and true. They have been in use for decades and have a proven success rate of 95 percent. Not only do implants hold your dentures (or other restorations) securely in place, they also work beneath the gums to help maintain valuable bone structure. With implant-supported dentures, you can get the best of both worlds!

You probably have lots of questions about dentures and implant dentures, and our knowledgeable dental team is here to help you. Please call White Park Dental to schedule an appointment with one of our dental implant dentists in Concord, NH.