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Removable Dentures

Though many advances have been made in the field of dentistry, loss of teeth is still an ongoing problem. In the United States, 26% of adults between the ages of sixty-five and seventy-five have lost all of their teeth. Currently, there are a number of options available for people who have lost their teeth. One of the most versatile and affordable is a set of removable dentures.

Standard Full Dentures

Standard full dentures are dentures that comprise a full set of upper and lower teeth. This type of denture uses suction to stay in place. They are made of a pliable material which makes suction easy. However, it is for this reason that standard full dentures require routine visits to the dentist. Being pliable, the dentures are susceptible to shrinkage, thus creating an ill-fitting prosthetic that can result in the atrophy of the jawbone.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a limited number of teeth, not an entire set. Partial dentures are a single piece fitting that is supported by the remaining teeth and gums. They are much more secure than standard full dentures and are more comfortable.

Cosmetic Dentures

Cosmetic dentures, as you can imagine, are made to look as natural as possible. Unlike standard dentures that use a heat curing process which leads to dentures that become ill-fitting over time, cosmetic dentures are made from a special acrylic base that eliminates the possibility of the denture shrinking and warping.

Furthermore, some cosmetic dentures achieve a natural appearance through the use of implants. Implants are installed in the mouth so that the dentures have something to hold onto. The cosmetic denture will either rest on or snap onto the implant. What this does is allow the denture to stay in place without the chance of it moving around, which makes the denture more comfortable than a standard one.

Loss of teeth and expensive treatment options don't have to prevent you from continuing to lead a healthy and happy life. Removable dentures are a suitable course of treatment for many people. You deserve to give yourself the best treatment possible. If you live in or around New York and need a consultation for dentures, give us a call today.

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Dentures and Partial Dentures New York, NY

Dentures

Dentures are a trusted solution for replacing missing teeth.  At New York Dental Office our patients frequently ask New York Dental Office about dentures to determine if they are a good solution for their particular needs.  As with any dental solution, there are pros and cons to wearing dentures and whether or not they will work for you depends largely on your lifestyle and the goals that you have for your appearance and the functionality of your smile.

Here is what you need to know about dentures in New York.

What are the types of dentures?

There are three main types of dentures: temporary, partial dentures, and complete dentures.

Temporary Dentures

New York Dental Office will often provide patients with temporary dentures while they are undergoing a cosmetic dentistry procedure to replace a missing tooth.  Temporaries ensure that patients throughout the New Yorkarea have a natural looking smile while waiting for dental implants  or a dental bridge to be completed.  This is an excellent solution for when a tooth is knocked out during a sports game or in an accident.  The temporary denture is secured in place with a metal wire that works like a retainer and can be taken in and out whenever you like.  If you are looking for an immediate solution for replacing a missing tooth Call 212-838-6226.  Keep in mind that a temporary denture is only meant to be worn for a few months and will need to be replaced

Partial Dentures

If only a few of your teeth are missing, partial dentures are a good solution for replacing them.  Unlike a full set of dentures, these are held in place by a plastic base that is the same color as your gums.  A metal framework is typically created in order to secure the base and prevent it from falling out.  As long as you have natural teeth in place, you cannot wear a full set, so a partial set of dentures is necessary.  We treat patients throughout the 10065area that want to know if a partial set is better than a cosmetic procedure.  They function differently because dentures are removable and cosmetic dentistry solutions are typically permanent. If you live in the New YorkNYarea, call for your consultation and we can provide you with a list of options to consider.

Complete Denture

When all of your teeth are missing, complete dentures can replace them.  This is the type of dentures that you typically see in cartoons and movies.  Technology has improved in recent years, making them more comfortable and natural looking than ever. New York Dental Office can determine if this is the best way to replace your teeth or if an alternative solution would help you to achieve your goals.  If you proceed with getting a complete set of dentures, your gums will be healed and ready in eight to 12 weeks after your teeth have been removed.  When teeth are removed the bones and gums will start to shrink. By waiting for up to 12 weeks, you can be sure that your set of complete dentures will fit securely.  Many patients throughout New Yorkprefer not to wait and get immediate dentures.  This solution does not require a waiting period, but there will be adjustments later on after the gums and bone have settled into their permanent size.

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How are dentures made?

In order for dentures to be created, patients in NYneed to schedule a dental appointment.  At this time, the dentist will examine your gums and other teeth to determine if dentures are the best solution for you and if so, what type.  A mold will then be taken of your teeth and gums so that the dentures can be created in a dental lab. Typically, several molds or impressions will be made so that the dentist can determine how your jaw functions and moves. Using these impressions, the lab will make a set of dentures that looks natural and fits perfectly.  If necessary, adjustments will be made.  New York Dental Office can discuss the process in more detail during a consultation.

Benefits of Dentures

Patients throughout the 10065area like how convenient dentures are.  Whether you need a full or partial set, they can replace teeth in a non-invasive way.  There is no surgical element to worry about, and temporary dentures can be fitted immediately.  This provides a quick and easy solution. If, however, you are looking for something that feels more natural, you should consider a cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Negatives of Dentures

The biggest challenge with dentures is that they do not feel like natural teeth.  Patients of New York Dental Office tend to agree that while they are functional, you still have to think about them where other cosmetic dentistry procedures make it easy to forget you ever lost a tooth in the first place.  Modern techniques have made dentures more secure and comfortable than they used to be, but they are still a foreign object in your mouth and can become loose when eating or speaking.  If you are currently experiencing this problem, call New York Dental Office at 212-838-6226for a consultation.

Alternative Options

Patients in New Yorkhave been enjoying the benefits of a dentures alternative.  There is a procedure that combines implant dentistry with dentures.  Those that need complete dentures can benefit by having a secure way to hold their dentures in place.  If you live in the New York NY area, we will be happy to examine your gums and let you know if you are a good candidate for the procedure.  In this scenario, an impression is taken of your mouth in order to create a denture that will be secured in place using implants.  Once created, metal posts will be implanted under your gums, and the dentures secured to it.  This way patients get the benefits of how quickly dentures can be created and the convenience of the stability that can only come from using implant technology.

How do I care for my dentures?

Every night you need to take your dentures out.  We advise patients of New York Dental Office to rinse them thoroughly then use a denture brush to remove any food particles before rinsing them again.  You also need to brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste.  You can use an antiseptic mouthwash afterwards to kill any lingering bacteria and improve your breath.  Your dentures should soak all night then be placed back in the mouth in the morning.

 

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