Dr. Cummings recommends dentures for patients seeking their ideal smile.
Missing teeth can cause a person numerous difficulties, including speaking and eating comfortably. Even worse, missing teeth can cause one to feel insecure about their appearance. Fortunately, Massachusetts dentist Dr. Jeffery D. Cummings offers dentures as an effective solution for patients who have either lost or had to remove teeth due to dental issues, such as periodontal disease, or tooth decay.
Dr. Cummings, of Restore Teeth in Waltham, Massachusetts, has extensive experience in placing and creating high-quality dentures. Dr. Cummings creates dentures that look not only fit each patient comfortably, but also look and feel natural. Since the dentures are created in an on-site lab, Dr. Cummings has complete control over their creation, and can guarantee that patients will be receiving a high-quality product.
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices, designed to replicate the appearance of natural teeth and gum tissue. They are usually made out of plastic, says Dr. Cummings. The process will begin with Dr. Cummings making an impression of the patient's jaw. He will then be able to assess what color, shape, and fit of the denture will suit the individual patient best. Dentures are tailor-made to fit and flatter each patient, though some will prefer to use a dental adhesive to reinforce the denture's stability as they wear it.
According to Dr. Cummings, there are two types of dentures available for patients: complete dentures, and partial dentures. Complete dentures are made especially for patients who are missing all of their natural teeth in the lower or upper jaw. Dr. Cummings adds that complete dentures are either immediate or conventional. Complete conventional dentures are placed only after all of the natural teeth have either been removed or fallen out, while immediate conventional dentures are placed as soon as all the teeth are removed.
Dr. Cummings says that partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to plastic, pink-colored bases. Partial dentures usually have metal, or plastic, framework which latches on to remaining surrounding teeth. This enables the denture to stay in place. Dr. Cummings notes that dentures offer patients many benefits, including restoring one's ability to eat and speak comfortably, and improving their appearance. However, he notes, they may not be right for everyone. For patients who wish to have permanent, non-removable dentures, Dr. Cummings recommends considering dental implants.
With proper dental care, Dr. Cummings adds that dentures can last for years. He adds that patients are highly-satisfied and comfortable with their custom-made dentures.
Dr. Cummings works hard to provide all of his patients with personalized care, and takes pride in enhancing their smiles. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, you can contact Dr. Cummings by phone 781.894.4114 or through his website, www.restoreteeth.com.
About Dr. Cummings
Dr. Jeffrey S. Cummings graduated from Middlebury College in 1983 and received his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1987. He spent the next five years training with the Chairman of Complete Dentures in Denture Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry.
In 1992, he became an Assistant Professor of Complete Denture Prosthodontics, where he has lectured on Implant Dentistry and Gross Anatomy.
He has taught future dentists their craft at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is an established leader who still finds time to advance his own training by traveling to courses all over the country and in Europe, putting him at the top of his field.
Dr. Cummings can be reached at 781.894.4114 in Waltham, MA, and interested parties can also visit his website at www.restoreteeth.com.