If you’re one of the 40 million Americans who are missing all of your teeth, dentures can help you speak clearly and feel more confident. At Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights, the team of skilled dentists offers a solution to missing teeth with comfortable, high-quality dentures. Dentures can replace all of your upper or lower teeth or both, so you can chew and speak more naturally and improve the appearance of your smile. Schedule a visit to their office in Brooklyn Heights, New York, by booking online or call for an appointment today.
Dentures are artificial teeth that replace missing teeth to help you eat, talk, and smile with greater confidence. The older you get, the more common it becomes to lose your natural teeth. If that’s the case, full or partial dentures are two ways to replace missing teeth.
Depending on your needs, the team at Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights customizes a denture treatment plan to restore your mouth.
Dentures are not a one-size-fits-all solution for missing teeth. Dentures can replace a singular missing tooth, several missing teeth, or an entire row. Traditional dentures are available, as are innovative implant-supported solutions. Options include:
Full dentures are a set of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic base that fits over your gums. Upper dentures cover the roof of your mouth, but lower dentures are shaped like a horseshoe, so your tongue has room to move naturally. You take your dentures out to clean them, and sometimes overnight, so your gums have time to rest from the pressure of the dentures.
Partial dentures are several prosthetic teeth that attach to a metal framework or an acrylic base. The metal framework attaches to your natural teeth or dental crowns. Partial dentures are typically removable and are an alternative to dental bridges.
Implant-supported dentures are removable dentures affixed to as few as two implants, posts surgically placed in your jaw bone. These dentures offer more stability than traditional dentures.
This innovative solution replaces an entire row of teeth with just four implants. All-on-Four is not a removable option but looks and functions just like your natural teeth.
Depending on the type of dentures you get, you may take them out to clean them or brush them like your regular teeth. To clean removable dentures, take them out of your mouth and run them under water.
Brush your dentures with a denture cleaner, but not a regular toothbrush. Be sure to brush your gums and tongue and rinse your mouth out before re-inserting your dentures.
If you have All-on-Four, you care for the replacement teeth just like you would your own natural teeth.
To learn about replacing missing teeth with dentures, contact the Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights office by phone or online today.