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Are dentures safe to use for Greenwood patients?

One of the prosthetics commonly suggested for Greenwood area residents who are interested in repairing their smile after tooth loss is that of dentures. Dentures come in two different types including partial and full dentures. Partial dentures are best suited for patients who need to replace one missing tooth or several within a dental arch, and Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD may suggest them to patients seeking an affordable alternative to dental implants and bridges. Full dentures are commonly considered for those who are missing an entire arch of teeth and need to repair their smile so they can eat and speak properly. Both types of dentures are available through the practice of Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD.

Patients who are interested in using dentures to repair their smile often have many questions to ask about them, including whether or not they are safe to use within the smile. Dentures are made of metal and acrylic framework which is complete biocompatible with the body. Unlike other dental restorations such as silver amalgam fillings, patients do not have to worry about the safety of dentures when used within the smile.

Patients also ask about whether or not dentures are the best solution for their smile. This can be determined during a consultation appointment and evaluation with Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD. Every smile is unique and requires special consideration when figuring out the best way to repair the smile. Patients are urged to speak to a quality dental professional to learn about restorative treatments and find out which is best for them. Many factors must be taken into consideration including how many teeth are missing, if patients want a removable apparatus, and the patient’s budget (or dental insurance coverage) which can make the restoration more affordable. Patients can consult with their dentist to find out if dentures are appropriate for their specific needs and desires, and find out if they are covered in part or in full by their dental insurance plans if applicable.

If you live in the Greenwood community or surrounding area and are interested in learning more about restorative solutions such as dentures, contact Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD today!

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