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510 Third Avenue Duncansville, PA 16635

814-693-6777

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I'm Having a Hard Time Chewing

I’M HAVING A HARD TIME CHEWING

Do you have bad or missing teeth that make it difficult to chew? Or perhaps you are wearing old, poor-­fitting dentures. If you’re having a hard time chewing because of tooth decay, gum disease, missing teeth or failing dental appliances, your dentist in Duncansville, Pa., can help. Dr. Locker can bring back your chewing ability and help you enjoy meals again with treatments like white fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and partials.

ROOT CANAL THERAPY

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White or tooth-­colored fillings are made of composite resin material. Unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings that contain mercury and other metals, white fillings are metal-­free and safe for the body and the environment. Dr. Locker specializes in placing white fillings that look and function just like real teeth. If you have old, worn silver amalgam fillings, Dr. Locker can replace them with tooth-­colored fillings.

WHITE FILLINGS

remaining teeth are in such bad shape or serious gum disease with a lot of loose teeth and need them removed. Dentures don’t replace teeth, they replace no teeth. You                                    

soft translucent pink acrylic disappears and all you see are the teeth and it is amazing. We are going to make you happy with new dentures.


The ideal candidate for full dentures is someone who has lost all their teeth or their                               

don’t want to replace the great teeth that god gave you with plastic ones. What you want is good healthy teeth that you can eat with and smile with and we can help you with that without removing them all unless they are hopeless. If they are hopeless, I will take out your hopeless teeth and restore them, replace your missing teeth with either a partial denture which replaces part of the teeth in the mouth or a full denture which replaces all the teeth in the particular arch. The labs I use to make your dentures or your partials are exceptional labs. We are going to make you a denture that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It is going to be absolutely beautiful for you. If you’ve got some strong healthy teeth on the bottom, instead of removing those and making a full denture, I prefer to make you a partial and use those teeth as anchors to hold your partial denture in place. The partials we make nowadays has no metal in them. When we put a partial in your mouth, it is made of a soft acrylic called Valplast, that                          

When trauma or decay damages the dental pulp in the center of the tooth, you may feel severe pain and persistent sensitivity to hot, cold and sweet foods. Dental pulp infection must be treated right away to prevent infection from spreading and damaging nearby teeth. Instead of extracting the tooth, Dr. Locker will perform a root canal to save it.

CROWNS AND BRIDGES

Crowns are tooth-­colored caps that encase the entire tooth. Crowns are used to restore teeth that are severely damaged, replace missing teeth, cover a tooth after root canal therapy, and strengthen a weak structure. Bridges consist of several crowns linked together and are used to replace isolated gaps in the mouth.

DENTURES AND PARTIALS

Dentures can be partial or complete. Partial dentures are used if you have some remaining teeth, while complete dentures are used if you are missing entire arches of teeth. At Gentle Family Dentistry, we design dentures and partials that look, feel and function like real teeth.

Find out how you can end chewing problems for good. Call 814-693-6777 now or schedule an appointment with your dentist in Blair County, Pa.