Dentures were introduced in the West in the 18th century. But 200 years before that, Japan already invented full dentures made of wood. Of course, dentistry has come a long way in providing patients with the best dental solutions and there are several options available for patients with missing teeth.
The fabrication and fitting of dentures is fast becoming a lost art in the world of dentistry. In fact, most dental schools in the country no longer place a lot of emphasis on dentures in their curriculum.
But for patients who require full or partial dentures, Dr. Reilly has underwent extensive training in the area of Prosthodontics. It is only one of 9 dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) and it’s primary objective is to restore and replace missing teeth using one of the following options:
- Dental implants
Types of Dentures
There are two types of dentures: partial and full. Partial dentures are suitable for patients who have lost a few teeth in a row. These devices are similar to bridges however, they are removable at home. Full dentures, on the other hand, are recommended for patients who have lost all their teeth. By having a full set of dentures installed, you will be able to eat as you normally do and smile confidently once again.
Modern dentures look very natural and they fit pretty well. Moreover, with Dr. Reilly’s experience and educational background, you can be assured that you’ll have natural-looking dentures that are comfortable in your mouth.
Loss of teeth can make you look and feel old, and it can have a negative impact on your life. To learn more about dentures and other restorative dental procedures, contact (610) 642-2669 for an appointment.
To learn more about the specialty of Prosthodontics, click on the link below.