Dentures are removable devices made to replace missing teeth and restore their function. There are two different variations of dentures: partial and complete. Partial dentures are used when there are still natural teeth present, while complete (full) dentures are used when there are no remaining teeth. Dentures are generally fabricated using a set of fake teeth supported by a resin base that fits over the gums, however partial dentures may also use a wire framework that wraps around the surrounding teeth.
Did You Know?
Dentures are an extremely common restoration method for multiple missing teeth. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontists note that as many as 90% of toothless adults have dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for dentures?
Anyone with one or more missing teeth looking for an affordable prosthetic solution is a candidate for dentures. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for dentures, schedule a consultation with our Flushing, Queens dentist at New York Dental Solutions today.
What can I expect when being fitted for dentures at New York Dental Solutions?
At your consultation, you will be assessed by our dentist to see if you are a good candidate for dentures. If so, a dental impression of the surrounding teeth and gums will be taken in order to obtain measurements that are necessary for denture fabrication. After this has been completed, our dentist will send your impression to a lab where the dentures will be created. Once they are ready, you can pick up and adjust your new set of teeth. In some cases, multiple fitting appointments may be needed to ensure the proper fit.
How do I care for my dentures?
Proper care is needed to ensure that your dentures will last as long as possible. Each night, you will need to remove and clean your dentures with denture solution before storing them in water to prevent their shape from warping. You will also need to gently clean your gums as well to prevent bacteria from being trapped under the denture. In the first few weeks after having your dentures placed, it is normal to experience some discomfort while your mouth adjusts. However, if you are continuing to experience discomfort or pain while wearing your dentures, contact us at New York Dental Solutions for an appointment.