Tooth loss has a variety of consequences, like negative emotional feelings, declining nutritional health, and generally impacting your quality of life by making it difficult to complete basic tasks, like chewing and speaking. At Dent-Care Dental Center, we offer several different styles of dentures to accommodate our patients’ tooth replacement needs. Whether you’re missing several or all of your teeth along an arch, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us so we can discuss your options to obtain a fully functional and complete smile.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Volker will examine your mouth to make sure that you don’t have any lingering oral health problems and to determine whether dentures in Sunnyside, NY are a good restorative treatment for you. If so, we’ll walk you through all of your denture options, depending on your unique tooth loss situation.
Partial dentures are constructed from a gum-colored acrylic and metal base that houses lifelike, ceramic replacement teeth. It’s designed to fit like a missing puzzle piece between your existing teeth, using them as support to hold your prosthetic in place. It’s removable and easy to clean, and can help you get the most nutritious value from your meals by making chewing your food easier than before.
Full dentures are similar in design to partials, except the base is strategically crafted to utilize natural suction and denture adhesive to stay securely in place in your mouth. They’re made from a gum-colored acrylic base and ceramic replacement teeth as well, and they’re also removable.
For our patients who want to complete their smile using a more lifelike treatment, we typically recommend implant dentures. We’ll anchor your full or partial denture to dental implants that are surgically placed below your gums to restore the missing root structure of your tooth, allowing them to function and feel just like home-grown teeth.
Replacing your missing teeth isn’t just a cosmetic concern—having gaps in your smile can have an impact on your overall wellbeing if they don’t get replaced. Some issues that could arise due to having gaps in your smile include, jawbone deterioration, shifting teeth, and even an increased risk of cavities. When you get dentures to restore your smile, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of benefits, including:
As an added bonus, many dental insurance plans cover at least a portion of the cost of dentures, so the treatment is typically rather affordable for patients. To learn more, feel free to call our office and schedule a consultation today!