What Are Dentures?
Removable or implant-supported dentures are a convenient way for Long Island, Commack, and Suffolk County, NY patients to replace lost teeth. These prosthetic pieces should make it easier to speak and bite into food and can renew the look of your mouth after tooth loss. Our team of periodontists is experienced with full and partial detachable and implant-supported dentures for men and women in Smithtown, NY. Full-arch dentures replace each of the teeth in the top arch, bottom arch, or both, whereas partial dentures are employed in the event some of the patient's teeth are still intact in the mouth. At NowDental of Suffolk, we can help you determine whether removable or implant-supported dentures are suitable for your goals and have them carefully made to produce an appealing look and secure fit. Set up your denture consultation at our Smithtown, NY office to find out more.
What Denture Options Are Available?
Adapting to your unique goals is essential to us so we provide multiple personalized denture solutions for tooth replacement:
- Removable partial dentures replace open areas left by a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. They are held in place by inconspicuously fastening to nearby teeth.
- Removable single-arch dentures take the place of an entire upper or lower arch and are held in place by the natural shape of the jawbone or an oral adhesive.
- Implant-supported dentures restore a few or a full arch of teeth. These restorations are put on top of dental posts in the jaw for higher reliability.
- Immediate full dentures are placed right after the natural teeth are taken out. The fit of these pieces might be customized as the gums heal.
- Traditional full dentures are given if teeth are already missing and the oral cavity is completely healed.
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Can I Get Dentures?
You may be a candidate for dentures if you have lost many teeth or need to have teeth removed. Dentures serve to restore your dental capabilities, let you consume many foods, and help maintain your facial structure. These restorations work best if your gums are in good condition and you have a good amount of bone to keep them in position. During your consultation, we will assess your oral health and review your denture options, depending on your needs, aesthetic preferences, and budget. From there, a member of our team will be able to help you figure out if dentures are best for your dental health and which style might best fit your unique situation.
What Is the Denture Process?
Our staff will start the process by getting 3D impressions of your upper and lower arches. These impressions will then be sent to our partnering dental lab who will craft your unique dentures. Single-arch and bridge dentures use lightweight resin, which can be supported by a metal framework. Crafted with high-grade substances, dentures should copy the appearance of actual teeth and gum tissues. When your restorations are finished and arrive at NowDental of Suffolk, we will ask you to follow up for a fitting session. We will alter your restorations so they fit snugly or latch them to previously positioned oral implants. Our staff will also go over the proper methods to take care of your new dentures so they will last a long time.
How Do I Care for My Tooth Replacement?
Returning to your normal tasks, including eating and speaking comfortably, could take a few weeks, but they will become more natural after a few weeks. If your dentures seem to be slipping, please get in touch with NowDental of Suffolk so we can plan a refitting appointment. You should look after your dentures by brushing them using a gentle brush after each meal and keeping them in water while you sleep to stop them from becoming too dry. We ask you to come to NowDental of Suffolk for regular checkups so we can monitor the state of your tooth replacements and your overall oral health for many years to come.
Are Dentures Covered by Insurance?
Your dentures may be covered partially with a large number of insurance plans. Our staff will get in touch with your insurance provider to figure out the extent of your coverage; once we do this, we will calculate any out-of-pocket expenses. At your visit, we will customize your treatment program so your dentures suit both your goals and wallet. To help keep the tooth restoration process affordable, NowDental of Suffolk takes many forms of payment, including flexible payment plans.
Your Custom Denture Options
Have the capability to chew, talk to different people, and smile freely after tooth loss when you receive an individualized tooth replacement option. Our team is proud to offer full mouth, partial removable, and implant-supported dentures to men and women in Smithtown, NY. For more information about the ways dentures could enhance your smile, set up an exam at NowDental of Suffolk.