Missing most or all of your teeth can hurt your ability to chew and speak, and can make you feel self-conscious about your smile.
You don't need to live with missing teeth. A denture from Brooklyn Heights Dental® can bring back your smile.
Learn how our Brooklyn, NY, dentists can give you the best denture for your unique needs.
The Benefits of Dentures
In addition to returning your full smile, dentures help keep your cheeks and lips from sagging, giving your face a fuller, younger appearance.
Miss apples, carrots, and almonds? Dentures allow you to eat healthy, crunchy foods like raw vegetables, fruits, and nuts again.
Since the tongue touches the teeth during speech, missing teeth can make your speech slurred and prevent you from making certain sounds.
Missing even one tooth, let alone several, can make you self-conscious. A full, healthy-looking smile can bring that confidence back.
Prevent Jaw Atrophy with Dental Implants
Missing tooth roots can cause your jawbone to weaken. If you choose an implant-supported denture, the implants will help keep your jawbone strong and healthy.
Preserve Remaining Teeth
If you have a few remaining teeth, a partial denture can help distribute chewing forces more evenly to prevent excessive pressure and wear on your natural teeth.
Types of Dentures
Dentures are custom-made, removable replacements for a full arch of missing teeth. The base of upper dentures covers the roof of the mouth and the gums. Lower dentures are horseshoe-shaped, to provide room for the tongue. Traditional dentures can be held in place with a combination of suction and dental adhesive applied to the gums.
Partial dentures fill the gaps in a dental arch, and help keep your remaining teeth from shifting position. Unlike bridges, partial dentures are removable and can be designed to replace any missing teeth in your dental arch. Partial dentures are held in place by a metal framework that attaches to your remaining natural teeth.
Implant-supported dentures are restorations attached to dental implants, which are replacement tooth roots made from titanium. Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. Following surgery, they fuse with your bone tissues. This gives implant-supported restorations unmatched stability compared to other dentistry options.
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Are you tired of suffering with missing teeth? Restore your confidence and ability to chew, speak, and smile with dentures placed at our Brooklyn, NY, office. Drs. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Lisa Reid are dedicated to helping you achieve your best smile.
If you choose an implant-supported denture, you're in great hands with Dr. Stanislaus, who was trained in implant dentistry at the Misch International Implant Institute. While most dentists need to refer patients to an oral surgeon for implant placement, Dr. Stanislaus can perform every step of treatment right here at our Brooklyn Heights practice.
Our practice serves patients from Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, and other communities across Brooklyn and New York City. Request a free consultation with our dentists online or by calling:
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Getting Used to Dentures
Dentures may feel odd for the first few weeks until you are used to wearing them. To help adjust to your new dentures:
- Stick to small bites of soft foods, and especially avoid hard or sticky foods.
- Practice speaking by repeating tricky words until you are confident, or by singing along to your favorite songs.
- If your traditional dentures slip out of place, reposition them by biting down and swallowing.
- Give the muscles in your cheeks and tongue time to learn how to hold your new denture in place.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
The lifespan of dentures varies depending on the type of restoration and how it is cared for. Full dentures typically last between five and 10 years, and well-maintained partial dentures can last for up to 15 years. The prosthetic teeth of an implant-supported denture may last up to 20 years, while the implants themselves can last a lifetime.
If you wear traditional (non-implant) dentures, they may eventually need new material added to the underside of the base to ensure a close fit as the bone tissue of the jaw changes over time. This process is called relining. A denture may also need to be rebased, which is when a new base is created for the prosthetic teeth from your old denture.
Caring for Your Dentures
Traditional and Partial Dentures
Brush dentures daily to remove food, plaque, and stains. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush or a brush made specifically for dentures. Both traditional and partial dentures break easily when dropped, so stand over a folded towel or sink filled with water when handling your denture. The acrylic used in dentures becomes brittle when dry, so always submerge your denture in water or denture cleaner solution when you are not wearing it.
In large part, implant-supported dentures can be cared for just like you care for your natural teeth. A water flossing device can help clean areas that are hard to reach, such as between the restoration and gums. Some water flossing devices come with brushes specifically meant for dental implants. Visit your dentist twice a year so they can thoroughly clean the denture and monitor the condition of the implants.
Paying for Dentures
Most basic insurance plans will contribute to the cost of dentures. However, they will not contribute to the cost of dental implants. To help make all dental care affordable to our patients in Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, and other Brooklyn neighborhoods, our office offers flexible financing that breaks payment into manageable installments. Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) may also help manage costs.
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