Dentures & Partial Dentures in Brooklyn, NY
A denture or a partial denture is a removable dental appliance and a replacement for edentulous areas and surrounding tissues. They are designed to resemble your real dentition and even enhance your smile.
There are 2 categories of dentures - partial and complete dentures. Complete dentures are ideal when there are no remaining teeth, while partial dentures are the treatment option when multiple teeth still remain. A partial denture not only restores the gaps created by lost teeth but also maintains the dental arch balance.
A complete denture can be conventional or immediate. A conventional CD is made after all teeth have been pulled and the gingival tissue has healed (usually after 4 to 6 weeks). while healing from tooth extractions, the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are finalized in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed in Brooklyn, thus keeping the patient from having to be without teeth while healing. Once the jawbones heal and shrink, denture relining will have to be done.
Dentures are durable dental prosthetics and will last for a long time but may have to be relined, remade, or repaired due to wear and tear.
Reasons to need dentures:
Improving eating, articulation, and digestion
Enhancing smile and facial tissues
Loss of several teeth in an arch
What does getting a denture entail?
The process of fabricating dentures requires multiple visits, typically over several weeks. Extremely accurate impressions and measurements are considered and used to fabricate your custom denture. Several “try-in” visits may be needed to guarantee proper fit, anatomy, and color. At the final visit, your Brooklyn dentist, Dr. Shahin, will precisely adjust and place the denture, ensuring an aesthetic and snug fit.
It is expected to experience increased salivary flow, gum soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty right after the delivery of the dentures, however, this will subside as your tissues get used to the dentures.
You will receive care instructions for your dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, oral hygiene, and routine dental visits will help extend the longevity of your dentures.
We offer both partial and complete dentures in Brooklyn for patients in Crown Heights, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, and other neighborhoods.