If you are missing teeth, you might consider dentures which act as a replacement that can be removed and then put back in your mouth. Dentures will take some time to get adjusted to and won’t ever fully feel like your natural teeth, but with today’s technology, they are more comfortable and more natural looking than ever.
The two main types of dentures include full and partials. Aram Cazazian at Bayside Family Dentistry in Bayside, NY will help you pick out which type of denture is best for you. He’ll make this decision based on if you have some or all teeth that will need to be replaced and the affordability of the different options.
A flesh-colored base that’s acrylic will be fitted on top of your gums with full dentures. The main part of your upper dentures will cover the roof of your mouth while the base of the bottom denture is made to allow room for your tongue.
All dentures are made to order, and custom fitted in a lab and care created from impressions that were created from your mouth. The dental team at Bayside Family Dentistry will help you decide which of three models of dentures is the right fit for you.
The conventional full denture is put inside your mouth once all of your teeth are taken out, and the tissues have finished healing. This can take a few months. During this time, you will not have teeth to use.
The immediate full denture is put in your mouth right after your teeth are taken out. Your dentist will have taken your measurements and made a model of your jawbone at an earlier visit. Immediate full dentures are beneficial because you don’t have to live without teeth for very long, but they have to be relined after a few months of being inserted. This is because the bone that supports the teeth will reshape while it heals, and this will cause the denture to get looser and not fit right.
The partial denture will sit on top of a metal framework which is attached to your other natural teeth. Occasionally crowns are put on some of the remaining real teeth and will act as anchors for your partial denture. They offer an alternative to dental bridges.