More than 40 million Americans wear dentures, or false teeth. These oral prosthetics mimic the appearance and function of your natural teeth, allowing you to speak, bite, and chew confidently. At ToothDocs, with locations in Roslyn, New York, and two offices in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, the team offers several types of dentures, including partial dentures, full dentures, and implant-supported dentures. To schedule an appointment at the nearest location, call the office, or book online today.
Dentures are custom-tailored prosthetics used to replace missing teeth. They’re made of materials like plastic, nylon, and acrylic and rest on top of your gums.
Dentures allow you to eat your favorite foods, restore structure to your jaw, and may even boost your confidence and self-esteem.
The team at ToothDocs offers several different types of dentures, including:
If you’re only missing some of your teeth, consider partial dentures. Partial dentures contain several artificial teeth connected to a wire base. The wire snaps into place around your remaining healthy teeth, providing a snug fit.
If you’re missing all of the teeth on your lower or upper arch, the team might recommend full dentures. Full dentures have an entire row of artificial teeth attached to acrylic gums and a metal base plate. You use denture glue or another adhesive on the base plate and rest the dentures on top of your gums.
Like partial dentures, full dentures are removable. You take them out at night and soak them in a denture solution to maintain their shape and durability.
If you don’t want to remove your false teeth, consider implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures connect to dental implants — posts made from titanium placed in your jaw. Implant-supported dentures snap into place. They don’t require regular soaking, so you brush them like your natural teeth.
The type of dentures that will most benefit you depends on your oral health history, lifestyle, and budget. During your initial consultation, the team at ToothDocs asks a series of questions and conducts a thorough oral exam. They use this information to make recommendations that align with your needs.
To keep your dentures in optimal shape, the team at ToothDocs recommends regularly brushing them. Be careful when handling your dentures and only take them out when absolutely necessary. Avoid extremely hot beverages like coffee or tea as they can warp your dentures.
If you have partial or full dentures, soak them in an approved cleaning solution overnight. This minimizes the buildup of plaque and bacteria and ensures your dentures maintain their shape.
If you want to restore your smile with dentures, schedule a consultation at ToothDocs. Book an appointment online using this website, or call the nearest office today.