A denture is a custom prosthetic device that dentists use to replace missing teeth. It can either be fixed or removable. If you have lost all or most of an arch of teeth from gum disease, tooth decay, or trauma to the mouth, you can replace them with a denture. Bella Smiles provides dentures in Riverhead, Roslyn, and Nesconset New York.
No one needs to go through life missing any teeth. If you have an entire row of teeth is missing, your face will begin to appear sunken in, adding years to your appearance. Replacing that arch of teeth will fill out the shape of your face, giving you a more balanced and normal appearance.
Getting a denture allows you to smile, eat, and speak with greater confidence and comfort.
Dentists suggest full dentures to replace a full top or bottom arch of teeth. Traditionally, they are removable making them easy to clean and maintain. However, we can now secure them permanently with dental implants. This option has many added benefits for your oral health and quality of life. They are the next best thing to natural teeth.
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Bella Smiles in Riverhead, Roslyn, and Nesconset offers natural looking cosmetic dentures. We can also secure them with dental implants using the All-On-4 implant method. There are generally two types of dentures:
- Full dentures: used to replace a full top or bottom arch of teeth
- Partial dentures: similar to a dental bridge, used to replace several consecutive missing teeth
Types of Dentures
Dentures are sets of false teeth that will replace missing teeth. Although dentures have long been a removable appliance, today’s patients can enjoy the benefits of fixed dentures. This includes a secure smile, a varied diet, and normal speech. Dr. Pop will work with you to determine the best option for your overall health and cosmetic concerns.
Partial Denture: Similar to a dental bridge, a partial can replace several consecutive missing teeth. They can be fixed or permanently secured with dental implants.
Full Dentures: Full Dentures can replace the entire upper or lower arch of teeth, or both arches. Although removable dentures have come a long way and offer beautiful results with quality materials, Dr. Pop will recommend choosing implants for the most stable, healthy result.
Implant Dentures: All-on-4 dental implants, sometimes called denture implants, attach dentures to the jaw using strategically placed dental implants. Dental implant secured dentures provide the highest rate of patient satisfaction.
Implant Secured Dentures in New York
Dr. Pop can place dental implants to permanently secure your new cosmetic denture or partial denture for superior results when compared to traditional dentures. She accomplishes this with the All-on-4® dental implant procedure. It provides several key benefits for both overall health and lifestyle:
- Reduce bone loss and shrinkage in the jaw
- No slipping or fear of teeth falling out
- You can eat a healthy diet
- Normal speech for confidence in social settings
- No need for the use of daily adhesives
If you are receiving an implant secured denture, your dentist will surgically insert the dental implants into the jaw. They need about 3-6 months time to heal all the way. During the healing process, we may place a temporary denture to protect the gum tissue.
Once your implants heal, we will take impressions of your teeth to make a custom denture. We will permanently attach it to the implants for a secure hold. We perform all phases of the dental implant procedure in the house, from surgical to the final restoration.
Which type of denture is right for me?
To determine which type of denture is right for your smile, you will need to undergo a consultation with one of our dentists. Here, we will assess the condition of your teeth, gums, and supporting bone structure.
Today’s cosmetic dentures offer beautiful results for patients missing a full arch or all of their teeth. Our dentists are experienced cosmetic and restorative dentists who work with patients to achieve a result that meets their needs and their aesthetic goals.
Can anyone qualify for implant-secured dentures?
In many cases, patients will need to have enough stable, healthy bone structure in order to receive dental implants. However, we can discuss your options during your visit. We offer the All-On-Four procedure as a solution for edentulous patients with compromised bone tissue who are seeking an implant secured denture.
Can I sleep in dentures?
You can wear your dentures while you sleep, although we do not suggest doing this every night. Sleeping with traditional dentures on can cause a sore jaw and gums in the morning. You can sleep in implant secured dentures because they are permanently attached, and made to be comfortable all of the time.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Consultation
If you suffer from tooth loss and would like to explore your tooth replacement options, visit Nesconset Dental Associates. Our team can work with you to determine if traditional dentures or implant secured dentures are right for you. Schedule a consult with one of our experienced Nesconset restorative dentists. To schedule an appointment, call631-228-8780 (Nesconset Office) or 631-574-3898 (Riverhead Office) or 516-217-6668 (Roslyn Office) or request an appointment online.