Dentures and Partial Dentures Staten Island, NY
It’s easy to overlook the importance of strong oral health until you no longer have it. Fortunately, dentures can be a reliable, long-term solution to replace missing or damaged teeth. Our team at RSN Dental PC can install dentures and partial dentures to help improve your dental health and quality of life. Contact our office today to find out if our denture services are the right fit for you.
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What are the types of dentures?
There are three main types of dentures: temporary, partial dentures, and complete dentures.
Temporary dentures are common among those waiting for a dental operation. We can provide temporaries for those waiting for permanent dental implants or dental bridges. This is a standard solution when a tooth gets knocked out during a sporting event or in an accident. Metal wires help secure the temporary denture in place, working similarly to a retainer. You can take out the denture whenever you like.
When only a few teeth are missing or damaged, partial dentures can be an excellent long-term solution. Unlike a complete set of dentures, these are held in place by a plastic base. This base is chosen to match the color of your gums. If you still have healthy, functioning teeth, this is a better option than a full set of dentures.
A complete set of dentures is often the best option if all of your teeth are missing or damaged. Technological advances make full dentures more comfortable and natural looking than ever. We will work with you during each step to ensure the dentures fit your gums perfectly.
Staten Island Dentures and Repair
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. We can determine if this is the best way to replace your teeth or if an alternative solution will 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. Following teeth removal, 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 York prefer 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.
How are dentures made?
In order for dentures to be created, patients in Staten Island need 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. We can discuss the process in more detail during a consultation.
Benefits of Dentures
Patients throughout the Staten Island area like how convenient dentures are. Whether you need a full or partial set, dentures 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 RSN Dental PC tend to agree that while they are functional, you still have to take care of them as a separate appliance. 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 RSN Dental PC at 347-344-5806 for a consultation.
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Patients may enjoy the benefits of alternative options to dentures. 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 Staten Island NY area, we can 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 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.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you think dentures may help improve your dental health and quality of life, contact our team at RSN Dental PC today to schedule your consultation! We help individuals throughout the Staten Island area with high-quality denture and partial denture services. Contact us now!
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Definition of Denture Terminology
- Alveolar Bone
- The alveolar bone is the bone surrounding the root of the tooth that keeps the tooth in place.
- A clasp is a device that holds a removable partial denture prosthesis to the teeth.
- Denture Base
- The denture base is the part of the denture that connects the artificial teeth with the soft tissue of the gums.
- Edentulous is a term that applies to people who do not have any teeth.
- Periodontal Disease
- Periodontal disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the gingival tissues and membrane of the teeth, leading to tooth loss without professional treatment.
- Pontic is another term for an artificial tooth on a fixed partial denture.
- Rebase is the process of refitting denture prosthesis by replacing the base material.
- Reline is when a professional resurfaces the surface of the prosthesis with a new base material.
- Resin and Acrylic are resinous materials that can be components in a denture base.
- Stomatitis is the inflammation of the tissue that is underlying a denture that does not fit properly. It can also result from other oral health factors.
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