Dentures give you a second chance at enjoying a full and attractive smile after you’ve lost many or all of your teeth to disease or injury. Located in the Sheepshead Bay and Midwood neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City, Family Smile Dental creates custom dentures that make your smile look perfect. If you’re interested in discussing dentures with the experienced dental team, call either New York City location or book online today.
What are dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic devices that replace either some or all of your teeth. Family Smile Dental creates custom dentures using high-end materials to effectively mimic the original soft and hard tissues in your mouth.
Most dentures include a soft acrylic base to replicate your natural gums. They also include teeth that are shaped and colored to complement your smile’s shape. To make dentures that fit comfortably and securely, Family Smile Dental takes digital impressions and checks the fit after the denture is ready.
If you are a candidate, you can get dental implants to secure your dentures permanently in your mouth. Dental implants are titanium screw-like devices placed in your jaw.
Do I need partial or complete dentures?
Your dentist helps you consider your options when it comes to getting dentures. The biggest factor in choosing between partial and complete dentures is the number of healthy teeth you still have in the upper or lower arch. Your dentist evaluates your oral health and structure before recommending either:
Partial dentures only replace a few of the teeth in either the upper or lower arch. They often include a metal framework that relies on remaining teeth for support.
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in either your upper or lower arch. If you have only a few remaining teeth, or if the remaining teeth are weak or diseased, your dentist might suggest extractions so you can get complete dentures instead of partial.
How should I take care of my dentures?
With implant dentures, your regular oral care routine doesn’t change much. But with removable dentures, it does. The dentists at Family Smile Dental make sure you know exactly how to maintain your oral health while using dentures. To keep your dentures in great condition for as long as possible, you should:
- Clean your dentures using a non abrasive cleaner and denture brush
- Remove your dentures at night
- Place your dentures in water while you sleep
- Thoroughly brush your gums and tongue after removing your dentures
- Follow instructions for denture adhesives
Report ill-fitting or broken dentures. A professional repair or denture relining will reduce your risk of oral health issues.
To book your consultation for getting dentures, call Family Smile Dental or reserve an appointment online today.