Moriches General Dentist
Dentures have been around for a long time. And why not? They’re an efficient, safe, and cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. Whether you need partial dentures to replace just a few teeth or compete dentures to replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw, dentures remain a viable dental restoration that give you back your complete smile and your ability to chew your food. At Contemporary Dental Associates, we want to remind you that missing teeth can also cause shifting of your other teeth, discomfort, and a misalignment of your jaws. So call us to schedule a consultation with our Moriches general dentist and discover if you’re a good candidate for dentures.
Complete dentures are typically done about two to three months after all of your teeth have been removed from your upper or lower jaw. The reason is that your gums and bone tissue shrink naturally as they heal and waiting this out allows our Moriches general dentist to ensure that your new dentures fit as precisely as possible and avoid having to put you through the inconvenience and discomfort of adjustments later on. Impressions are taken of your mouth and those are sent to the dental lab where your dentures will be fashioned. When they are ready, you will come in for a fitting. It is our commitment to make certain that you like how your dentures feel and that they’re neither too loose or too tight. Your dentures are held in with adhesive and are removable. You will take them out to clean them and at night while you sleep.
Partial dentures, also called removable bridges, are made the same way as complete dentures, at the dental lab from impressions taken by our Moriches general dentist. Metal clasps are used to anchor partial dentures to the tooth on either side of it and adhesive is used to hold them in place. Like complete dentures, you will remove them as necessary. There will be a period of adjustment after you get your dentures, whether they are complete or partial. You will get used to chewing and speaking with them and they will feel more natural over time.
Moriches General Dentist
When you have missing teeth, you may feel self-conscious about how you look when you open your mouth to speak, or laugh. In addition, depending on the tooth that is missing, you may have more difficulties chewing food. It’s also true that the remaining teeth on the jaw in question may begin to shift and cause you discomfort or a misalignment of your bite. These are all very good reasons why you should seek out Contemporary Dental Associates when you have that empty space where a tooth or teeth used to reside. Let our Moriches general dentist show you just how easy it can be to fit you for partial or complete dentures and get back your full smile once again.
Partial dentures are for when you’re only missing one or a few teeth. You may also hear them referred to as removable bridges. Your replacement teeth will be attached to a foundation that is colored to resemble your gums, allowing it to blend in more naturally. Our Moriches general dentist will take impressions of your mouth that will be sent off to the dental lab. You will then have your partial dentures fitted and, if necessary, adjusted so that they feel comfortable when you wear them. They are held in with clasps on either side that attach to the adjacent tooth and at the gum line with dental adhesive. You can remove them to clean your gums effectively and put them back in whenever you need to or want to.
When you are missing all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw, complete dentures are the solution. If you need to have any remaining teeth extracted, that will be done first by our Moriches general dentist. Then there will be a waiting period of about two to three months. The reason for this is that your gums and bone tissue naturally shrink after your teeth have been removed. The waiting period allows for a more precise fit. However, if your circumstances require, it is possible to have dentures fitted immediately. However, they will likely require adjustments and are not recommended. Just as with partial dentures, you will use dental adhesive to hold them in.
Dental Dentures Moriches
110 Montauk Highway
Moriches, New York 11955