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.

Conventional

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.

Immediate

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.

Overdenture

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.

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.

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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!

Let’s Get Started, Today!

Are you ready to start smiling again? Call us at (347)727-0806 or visit our website to schedule your denture consultation, today! We work closely with you and your dental insurance provider in order to get you smiling with our affordable dentures. Let us help you determine the best treatment for you!

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