Missing teeth are not some cosmetic imperfection that can be ignored without any physical consequences. Missing teeth can affect your speech, the way you chew and eat, and cause the adjacent teeth to shift, not to mention ruining the look of your smile. The best thing to do is to replace missing teeth. There are several approaches that our practice, Implant and Cosmetic Dental Care, PLLC uses to replace missing teeth including dentures in Middle Village.
Dentures in Middle Village are bridges that can be removed by the patient. Dentures are generally used to replace several missing teeth in a row or a whole jaw full of teeth. Those dentures that replace a whole jaw of teeth are referred to as a full denture and those that only replace several teeth are known as partial dentures. Dentures are artificial teeth that are placed in a gum-like base; the whole denture is generally made from an acrylic resin material that is sometimes supported by metal. Most dentures, especially complete dentures sit over the gums and are attached using an adhesive paste. Some partial dentures will hook onto the natural teeth adjacent to them.
Often a patient is a candidate for complete dentures because most of their teeth on a jaw are gone and may have one or a few teeth remaining. Our doctor will extract these teeth so that a denture can be placed evenly over the jaw. Complete dentures in Middle Village are either conventional or immediate dentures. In conventional dentures, which represents that majority of cases, the extractions are done and the mouth is allowed to heal before an impression is taken and the denture is then fabricated and placed. This conventional method takes about a month and five office visits leaving the patient with either no teeth or a temporary denture. Immediate dentures are placed right after the extractions are done so the patient has dentures right away. All the impressions and fabrications are done well before the extractions, but the patient’s mouth can change and gums can shrink after the surgery so the dentures will have to be adjusted more then conventional ones. Don’t live with missing teeth call our office for a consultation today.