Dentures & Partial Dentures Pleasantville, NJ
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting. Dentures and Partials serve as a great option for any patient looking for cost-efficient restoration.
A Complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.”
Conventional Dentures, are commonly known as “false teeth.” Each denture is designed to restore a patient’s natural teeth and oral structure.
Immediate Dentures, are another type of a full denture. Immediate Dentures are worn after your teeth are removed and while your gums are healing. This type of denture does not involve a period without teeth. Immediate Dentures require dental visits before your tooth extraction to plan and make the dentures. Once the tissues shrink and heal adjustments will be made.
Implant Supported Dentures, have been used, in many instances, to anchor traditional dentures to provide increased stability and enhance functionality. Implant supported dentures have increased in popularity because they eliminate denture movement. This procedure has been credited by many for changing the lives of those who wear dentures. Dental Implant Denture wearers do not need to use denture adhesives. With dental implants, your dentures are securely fastened in your mouth and there are no more embarrassing loose dentures during social activities!
The ADA Council advocates Dental Implant Supported Dentures as the standard of care when treating lower arches with no teeth.
The “All On Four” known as same day teeth, is another technique utilizing dental implants. it is for patients who have lost their teeth or are suffering from broken teeth. This technique requires only four successful dental implants in each jaw. Permanent teeth are placed in the same day of the procedure.
Dr. Mendelsohn and Dr. Zhang take pride in making outstanding dentures and partials. if you have been suffering with your dentures or partials, it is time to experience the difference of one specifically designed for you and your mouth by Dr. Mendelsohn or Dr. Zhang. They take great care to make dentures and partials that fit and our In-House Ceramicist makes sure the proper color is used to enhance the natural appearance of your new smile.
Mainland Dental provides same day denture repair and, if necessary, can provide 24 Hour dentures.
Reasons for dentures:
- Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
What does getting dentures involve?
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit. Our Pleasantville dental office is proud to offer our patients the services our of in-house ceramacist for the quick, custom creation of your dental restoration. We are able to perform same-day denture repair as well as complete denture creation in as little as 24 hours.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.
You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.