Types Of Dentures

Missing teeth can negatively affect your everyday life in various ways, from the presence of self esteem issues to the impediment of properly eating or speaking. Fortunately, our expert team at Rockefeller Cosmetic Dentistry is dedicated to finding the perfect solution to restore your smile and get you back to living your life to the fullest! Dentures are one of the oldest and most trusted methods for restoring lost teeth. They are removable dental appliances that fit over your existing teeth and gums to both restore missing teeth and mimic a fully healthy smile.


The remaining teeth are removed and a fully, removable denture is made to be placed over your exposed gum once the tissue has healed. This could take several months.


During your first visit, your dentist will take measurements and build your denture, which will then be inserted during your next visit, on the same day as remaining teeth are pulled. You never have to go without teeth using this method, but the denture may need to be reconstructed after your jaw heals.


Occasionally, your dentist will find it more beneficial to save some of your remaining teeth to provide structure, support, and stability for the denture. An overdenture is placed over a small number of natural remaining teeth after being prepared by your dentist.

Advantages of Dentures

Advantages Of Dentures

Advantages Of Dentures

Adaptable to the patient.

With a variety of denture designs (from full to partial to overdenture), patients enjoy more options to restore natural function and appearance. Today’s implant-supported dentures even offer a secure, non-removable method that transforms lives.


Dentures are more affordable and budget-friendly than other replacement methods, especially when natural teeth are available.

Improve your looks!

More than ever, denture technology delivers an aesthetically pleasing transformation of your smile. Our advanced dentures come in natural porcelain and plastic models with a range of colors for a perfect smile!

Restore the ability to chew and talk.

Traditionally, dentures restored proper chewing for patients. But modern advancements allow for a more comfortable fit with better chewing, talking, and smiling.

Disadvantages Of Dentures

Disadvantages Of Dentures

Extra care required.

Without proper maintenance of your removable dentures, they’re more prone to conditions like bad breath and fungal overgrowth.

Requires adjustments.

Dentures take time to get used to, and they may alter your sense of taste.


Budget dentures or those made without concern about fit may move excessively against the gums and cause pain.


Dentures vs. Dental Implants

As opposed to dental implants, dentures provide structure and support to the jaw. Therefore, it is recommended for those with weakened jaw bones and gums to choose dentures. Alternatively, if your jaw bone is strong, implants have a variety of advantages over dentures. They are known to be easier to install, they require less healing time, and they can be less invasive to healthy remaining teeth.

The Process of Getting Dentures

Your dentist will first evaluate your current dental health and recommend the best care for you. If the remaining teeth are unhealthy or can’t support a partial denture, you may consider the option of removing them for the placement of a full denture. The healing time varies depending on the number of teeth removed and your natural healing ability. A putty impression or mold will then be made of your mouth for skilled technicians to build your new denture.

At your next appointment, you help the dentist choose your new teeth! Together you’ll match the best color and style of denture teeth to your appearance, and you’ll find the right smile for you. You may want input from a friend or family member before we finish your final denture. If you’re getting an immediate denture, we can select teeth together at the first appointment. Once our skilled technicians make the denture, your dentist will place them to wear until your next appointment.

At your final appointment, your dentist makes adjustments to fine-tune the fit and bite. We want your denture to feel comfortable and painless with years of enjoyable use. We ensure that you walk out of our Rockefeller office with a smile!

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Aftercare For Dentures

It may take a little bit of time to adjust to the feeling of dentures in your mouth. Time ranges from a few weeks to a few months as your muscles and mouth adjusts to a new, perfectly functioning set of teeth. Although it is not unusual to experience tenderness and slight pain, dentures heal relatively quickly, and eventually don’t feel any different than your pre-existing teeth. Also, just like regular teeth, your dentures require a good oral hygiene routine to remove excess plaque and food from them and prevent staining.

You should always:

  • Rinse your dentures before brushing them, making sure any loose food particles are clear of the surface.
  • Brush with soft bristled toothbrush and a gentle cleaner to avoid scratching them.
  • Clean your mouth thoroughly, including gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth.
  • Always store dentures in water to avoid warping them.
  • Always use adhesives exactly as directed on instructions. Ask your dentist for proper adhesives and cleansers.

If you experience any prolonged discomfort from denture wear, consult your dentist at Rockefeller Cosmetic Dentistry immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do you clean dentures?

  • Rinse your dentures before brushing them to remove loose food particles from the surface.
  • Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a gentle cleanser to avoid scratching the polished surface.
  • Clean your mouth thoroughly, including gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth.
  • Always store dentures in water to avoid stress to the resin base.
  • Always use adhesives exactly as directed in the instructions. Ask your dentist for recommended adhesives and cleansers.

What are dentures made of?

A denture can be made of a variety of dental materials such as acrylic, porcelain, metal, resin, or nylon. The material used to fabricate the denture all depends on the type of denture that is being placed.

What are dentures?

Dentures are prosthetic appliances specifically crafted for your mouth. This appliance replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and gums and can be complete or partial designs.

What is a partial denture?

Partial dentures offer a proven method for replacing missing teeth with dozens of possible designs. They replace a few missing teeth with many possible designs. These removable appliances fit around your existing teeth and gums, restore missing teeth, and create a healthy smile.

What is the difference between dentures and dental implants?

Dentures rest on the bone ridges of the jaw, but they don’t require extensive bone to provide benefits. Therefore, those with weakened jawbones and gums often choose dentures. If your jaw bone is healthy, implants offer many advantages over dentures and can even enhance existing dentures. They’re easy to place, require minimal healing time, and may reduce stress for any remaining teeth.

Advantages of Dentures

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