Dentures are an affordable way to replace missing teeth, and the team at Cute Dental Care, PC, in Jamaica, Queens, in New York City, can help you restore your smile with a beautiful and natural-looking set of dentures. Muslima Khandakar, DMD, and Mohammad Rahman, DDS, have helped many area residents learn to love their smiles again. Book an appointment with Cute Dental Care, PC today by calling the office or using the online booking page.
Dentures are removable dental appliances that act to replace missing teeth. They’re a great option for men and women who want to feel confident about their smile again.
There are two primary types of dentures: full and partial. As the name implies, full dentures replace the entire upper or lower arch of teeth, while partial dentures only replace missing teeth and fit around your remaining natural teeth.
You can take your dentures out to clean them and to brush your gum tissue to remove plaque and bacteria. The portion of the denture that fits over your gums is flesh-colored and is crafted from acrylic. The teeth portions are shaped to look as natural as possible.
Another form of dentures is known as implant-supported dentures. These are anchored directly into your bone tissue using four dental implants on the top and four on the bottom. The arch of prosthetic teeth is anchored onto those implants.
Dental implants and bridges are the primary alternatives to dentures. A bridge is a span of false teeth held into place by a dental crown on either side. It’s a durable solution, but even the best bridgework will eventually need to be replaced.
One of the main reasons to choose dentures over dental implants is the cost. Dentures are a more affordable choice, but it’s important to note that unlike implants, dentures are not permanent.
Dentures, just like dental bridges, will eventually need to be repaired or replaced, so the cost of dentures increases as years pass.
In addition, some men and women are simply not good candidates for dental implants. They may have a medical condition that makes implant surgery dangerous. They might lack the bone tissue needed to anchor implants and may not find success with bone grafting. In these cases, dentures become the best available option for a restored smile.
Today’s dentures are far beyond what was available in previous decades. In terms of appearance, fit, and durability, today’s options represent revolutionary technological advancements.
Taking care of your new dentures is as simple as removing them at least once a day and cleaning them thoroughly with a special brush. You should also brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth to preserve your gum tissue.
You can extend the life of your dentures by avoiding activities like chewing on hard foods or non-food items. Don’t place excessive force on your dentures, and if you grind your teeth at night, don’t wear them while you sleep.
If your dentures need repairs, bring them in to Cute Dental Care, PC for a professional evaluation and repair.
Learn more about dentures during a personalized consultation by booking online or over the phone today.