Dentures in Massapequa, NY
Ultimate Dentistry offers dentures in Massapequa, NY. Call 516-798-0223 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
A denture replaces multiple missing teeth. Dentures can be fixed or removable, partial or full, and implant supported or not. Fixed dentures require implants, while removable dentures may or may not rely on implants for attachment.
Traditional Dentures for the Edentulous Patient
(Missing All Teeth in Either the Upper or Lower Arch)
Traditional dentures are removable, and do not use implants. Traditional dentures include an acrylic base that is custom-made in the dental laboratory to mimic the appearance of natural gums, and this base sits over the gums, holding the denture in place. A complete (full) denture is made after all the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. Denture paste or adhesive is often to used to assist in holding the denture in place. Removable dentures can be removed and cleaned when not being worn.
Traditional Dentures for the Patient Missing Multiple Teeth in One Arch
A traditional partial denture is a removable solution for replacing many teeth in one arch when there are still some natural teeth present. In this case, the acrylic base will also contain some metal attachments that wrap around the existing teeth for added support. Partial dentures can also be attached to crowns on either side of the denture. Removable partial dentures can be removed and cleaned when not being worn.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implants can be used to anchor dentures in place, allowing for a smaller base and less shifting of the prosthesis during use. Implants can support both full and partial dentures as well as both fixed and removable dentures.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
What are the best dentures to get?
Implant-supported dentures are generally considered to be the best dentures because they prevent and reverse bone loss and they’re more stable than traditional dentures. That said, we understand that implant-supported dentures are not an option for all patients, which is why we also offer high quality traditional dentures to restore function and appearance to your smile.
Can I get my teeth pulled and dentures on the same day?
We can provide you with temporary dentures, but it’s typically recommended that patients wait until their gums and jaw have fully healed after extraction before being fitted for permanent dentures. Because dentures fit onto the gums, the swelling caused by extraction can affect how they might fit once the soft tissues have healed.
Can you get dentures that look like real teeth?
Absolutely. The technology used to create dentures has advanced in recent decades, allowing us to fabricate restorations that look realistic and feel more comfortable than the dentures of the past. For high quality, natural looking dentures, it’s important to seek out a skilled dentist with an eye for detail like Dr. Lubliner, rather than looking for clinics that boast of having the lowest prices. Inexpensive dentures may not be made custom for each patient, which results in a smile that looks fake.
Can you sleep in dentures?
It’s best to remove your dentures at night, as this relieves pressure on your gums and jawbone and lets them rest. It also gives you the opportunity to clean and disinfect your dentures overnight.
Does your face change with dentures?
Yes, dentures can improve your appearance by lessening the “sunken look” characteristic of people who are missing all of their teeth. While dental implants have the most dramatic effect when it comes to reversing facial collapse, traditional dentures also make a noticeable improvement in your smile.
Are dentures cheaper than dental implants?
Yes, dentures are more affordable than dental implants. This is because dental implants require surgery for placement, which creates additional costs—aside from the surgery, there’s also the cost for materials, supplemental procedures like bone grafting, imaging, and more frequent visits to the dentist.
What is the difference between a bridge and a partial denture?
A bridge is fixed—it cannot be removed because it is held in place with dental implants, crowns, or a framework that is bonded onto adjacent teeth for support. In contrast, partial dentures can be removed. They’re a more affordable alternative to a bridge and suitable for patients who are missing several teeth.