If you’re missing all or some of your teeth, dentures are an affordable and customizable option to replace your teeth and restore your dental function. At her private dental practice in New York City, Dr. Jessica A. Pandich provides a variety of full and partial denture options for patients who live or work in Midtown Manhattan near Bryant Park and Grand Central. Call Dr. Pandich or schedule a consultation online today to discover how dentures can restore your smile.
Are there different types of dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth that fit over your gums. There are several different types of dentures, all of which provide different benefits. Conventional dentures are full dental devices used to replace all of the patient’s teeth. They’re custom-made to fit your mouth precisely.
Dr. Pandich also provides immediate dentures, the same day as your teeth are extracted she will deliver your denture so you don’t have to go without teeth. You can use immediate dentures as a stopgap while permanent dentures are custom-made, or you can continue to use the immediate dentures and have the fit adjusted as your gums and jaw recover from your extractions.
Dr. Pandich might recommend a partial denture when you still have some of your natural teeth. A partial denture will replace your missing teeth and fit over your remaining teeth to restore the patient’s smile.
An overdenture is a denture that snaps onto implants when all of a patient’s missing teeth can not be replaced with implants due to their anatomy. They are very stable and only require a few implants.
What are the benefits of dentures over other tooth replacement options?
Dentures are the most affordable option for prosthetic teeth. They also restore your natural face shape and improve your ability to talk, bite, and chew. Modern dentures also look very realistic and can restore your smile. With a little practice, dentures are fairly easy to get used to wearing. Dr. Pandich provides customized instructions, but if you read aloud or sing along to your favorite songs, you’ll get used to the way they feel and be able to talk normally quickly.
How should I take care of my dentures?
You also need to remove your dentures and rinse them after every meal or snack. At night, you remove your dentures and brush them with a special nonabrasive cleansing paste and soak them overnight to disinfect them and keep them moist.
With proper care, your dentures can last for many years. You should have regular appointments for Dr. Pandich to monitor your overall oral health and check the fit of your dentures. If you ever notice that your dentures rub on your gums and cause a sore spot, make an appointment right away to have your dentures adjusted.