Removable dentures are an affordable, effective treatment for missing teeth. Andrew Sackser, DDS, plans and places dentures at Mineola Smiles in Mineola, New York. A well-fitting set of dentures can restore your smile. If you have missing teeth, dentures make it easier to chew and speak. They enhance your smile’s appearance as well as its function. If you’re considering getting dentures to replace your missing teeth, call Mineola Smiles today or book an appointment online.
Dentures are artificial teeth mounted on a pink acrylic base that matches your gums. They’re custom-made restorations that can instantly give you a beautiful, functional smile.
In the past, patients have complained of unnatural looking dentures. This is no longer the case, thanks to advancements in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Modern dentures look just like your natural teeth. Because they’re custom-made, they sit on your gums comfortably for a natural fit.
Missing teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue. They can cause several potentially serious oral health problems, like:
Your teeth also help maintain the natural shape of your face. When you start losing permanent teeth, your face can sag and begin to look sunken.
In more severe cases, tooth loss can make eating so difficult that it leads to nutritional deficiencies. To prevent these problems, call Dr. Sackser at Mineola Smiles the moment you lose an adult tooth.
Dr. Sackser offers three types of removable dentures:
Full dentures replace all of your teeth. They include an entire arch for your upper jaw that also covers the roof of your mouth, as well as a full arch for your lower jaw.
Dr. Sackser recommends partial dentures if you have one or more missing teeth but still have some healthy teeth left. Partial dentures consist of prosthetic teeth with a small pink base. They anchor to your surrounding teeth with a metal or plastic framework.
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts. These posts replace your natural tooth roots, holding your dentures securely in place so that they look, feel, and function like your natural teeth did. While modern dentures fit snugly, anchoring them to implants ensures that they can’t shift on top of your gums.
Implant-supported dentures are ideal for those with a strong gag reflex. They require a significantly smaller U-shaped base that doesn’t cover your entire palate.
Dr. Sackser offers implant-supported dentures for your full or partial top arch or your bottom arch.
With several options to choose from, Mineola Smiles has the right removable dentures to rebuild your smile. To learn more, call or book an appointment online today.