3V Dental is Proud to Offer Full and Partial Denture Options at Our Convenient Port Washington Dental Office
There are different types of dentures, but they share their common function. They replace teeth that have become loose or been lost due to bone loss. When bone loss around the roots of teeth is great enough to loosen them or let them fall out, it’s time for dentures. Relax. No one enjoys losing their natural teeth, but you can still eat and talk regularly.
The entire mouth is examined by our dental team at our Port Washington dental office and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed, and which will remain. The loose teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth, depending on the type. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to. But once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual. Often implants can used to further stabilize the dentures.
Benefits of Dentures
Losing teeth can greatly affect your self-image and ability to eat your favorite foods. Dentures replace missing teeth with artificial teeth, and there are two different kinds: complete and partial. They are ideal for missing teeth as a result of decay, gum disease, or injuries.
When you lose your natural teeth, the muscles in your face droop. This tends to make your face looks older. Denture implants – also known as false teeth – can greatly help to improve your facial appearance, giving your more confidence. Your smile will also be improved. Our denture implant procedure involves teeth that look just like your own, giving your smile a bright, natural look.
According to the American Dental Association:
Even if you wear full dentures, you still have to practice good dental hygiene. Brush your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque.
Types of Dentures Offered by 3V Dental in Port Washington, NY
The type of denture you receive will be determined by your dentist. Many aspects will be evaluated, such as how many teeth need to be replaced; how the overall health of the gums and surrounding teeth.
Two different types of denture implants
Complete dentures and partial dentures and are generally the two different types that are available. Complete dentures replace all of your natural teeth, while partial dentures replace a small number of teeth. Both types can be taken out and put back into your mouth. They are custom-made to fit you via a mold that your dentist will make of your teeth. They can replace a single tooth, multiple adjacent teeth, or even your complete upper and lower rows.
Benefits of 3V dental denture implant procedures
When you are missing teeth, it can be very difficult to eat your favorite foods and get proper nutrition. With dentures, you will easily be able to eat all the foods you like. Getting this procedure will also boost your confidence because you will not be afraid to smile. No more embarrassing toothless smiles! Now, you can show off your pearly whites. Plus, you will look years younger since this procedure stops shifting teeth an older facial appearance.
The denture implant procedure at 3V Dental in Port Washington
Your dentist will make a mold of your mouth arches to get the perfect fit. The mold is sent to the lab where your implant is custom-made. Your speech and bite will be tested to make sure the fit is right. When the custom-fitted ones are ready, you will be fitted again.
We have years of experience in comprehensive denture procedures and denture repair. We will happy to discuss with your options of getting the smile you deserve!
This article has been reviewed and/or authored by Dr. Irina Kellerman