Natural Looking Dentures|Brooklyn, NY
Clinton Hill Dental provides Brooklyn, NY patients top Denture Care products and services.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and the tissues connected to those teeth. It is made of acrylic plastic and sometimes porcelain and metal materials. It closely resembles natural gum tissue and teeth.
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth, while partials fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from shifting position. Complete dentures are immediate or conventional. An immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture that is inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of the natural teeth. The immediate denture acts as a Band-Aid to protect the tissues and reduce bleeding after tooth extraction. The conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. However, some dentists may recommend more time before placing a conventional.
A partial is for people who still have some of their natural teeth. Dentures are not just for elderly patients. Patients of any age may lose some or all of their teeth and may require a denture of some sort. Because teeth are a permanent part of the body, tooth loss can have an emotional impact on some people. It is important to talk to your dentist about any fears, anxiety, or other emotions you are feeling about tooth loss.
While you may be advised to wear your denture almost constantly during the first two weeks – even while you sleep – under normal circumstances it is considered best to remove it at night and soak it in cleansing solution or water. Research has shown that removing the denture for at least eight hours during either the day or night allows the gum tissue to rest and allows normal stimulation and cleansing by the tongue and saliva. This promotes better long-term health of the gums.
It is important to continue having regular dental checkups so that your dental professional can examine oral tissues for signs of disease or cancer. With age, your mouth will continue to change as the bone under your denture shrinks or recedes. To maintain a proper fit over time, it may be necessary to adjust your denture or possibly remake your it. Never attempt to adjust a denture yourself, and do not use denture adhesives for a prolonged period because this can contribute to bone loss. When in doubt, consult your dentist.
At Clinton Hill Dental we are highly skilled in complete, partial, and denture repair. You won’t believe how easy it is to choose the right prosthodontics option for your lifestyle – or how dramatically a full set of teeth can change your life for the better.
Our dentist, Dr. Grannum is a Certified Prosthodontist with years of experience in fitting comfortable, natural-looking, affordable dentures that complement your individual facial structure. Properly fitted dentures can not only restore your dental health, you’ll also look younger, feel more confident, improve your speech and regain the pleasure of eating the foods you love.
There are several affordable and convenient options available. Call today to schedule your consultation.
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