Dentures in Staten Island
When a patient suffers from multiple missing teeth, dentures can greatly ameliorate discomfort, embarrassment, and irritation. Dr. Marshall S. Skopp specializes in many restorative and cosmetic procedures including dentures.
There are three types of dentures designed to address various levels of severity involving lost teeth: full dentures, implant-related dentures, and partial dentures.
- Full Dentures – These kinds are made to replace a full row (or arch) of teeth; lower or upper. They’re made from either porcelain or acrylic, which are very durable materials. When it comes to a row of full dentures, they must be adjusted over time to address any shifts in the fit. This requires revisiting your dental practitioner from time to time.
- Implant-Related Dentures – These dentures are secured by implants, usually, four or six of them, secured directly into the jawbone. The implants eventually bond with the bone. Unlike other kinds, these are not removed and function like natural teeth.
- Partial Dentures – If missing teeth are not altogether in a row, partial dentures can address the problem because they can be put together piecemeal with prosthetic replacements. They also help maintain the integrity of the remaining teeth. Sometimes clips and other attachments can be used as a safeguard to prevent anything from coming loose.
Benefits of Dentures
Modern dentistry has come a long way since the old days where dentures were harder to maintain and a lot less comfortable. Nowadays, oral care professionals can fit you with dentures that leave your smile looking great with little or no discomfort. You may have to adjust your chewing and eating habits, but dentures can greatly augment your bite. Cleaning and maintaining them is as easy and convenient as ever.
Making Adjustments & Caring For Dentures
We offer some tips and advice on how to handle the shift toward chewing with dentures. These are good advice for all patients, but especially those fitted with dentures.
- Eat softer foods initially and focus on cutting them into small bites.
- Minimize any excessive saliva by sucking on sugarless candy until you get used to dentures.
- Call your dental provider if you encounter difficulties or concerns.
The various types of dentures have different requirements for taking care of them. Non-implant dentures are required to be removed when you sleep at night. They should be placed in a cleaning solution. This is in addition to brushing them and gently cleaning your gums as well. Implant dentures can be cleaned just the same as natural teeth.
Dr. Marshall S Skopp’s office is committed to providing you with guaranteed satisfaction with several measures of oral care, whether cosmetic or restorative. Anybody suffering from tooth decay or tooth loss knows the toll it can take on your personal well-being and self-esteem. Dentures and other dental interventions can go a long way in addressing those frustrations. For more information on dentures, call the office of Dr. Marshall S Skopp DMD at 718-982-5230.