There are very few of us, if anybody, who would say that they are looking forward to the day when they will be wearing dentures. Unfortunately, as human beings grow older, they tend to lose teeth for a number of reasons such as diet, heredity, and poor dental hygiene. Tooth loss can lead to gum infections, impaired speech, and worst of all, poor self-esteem. Although, some individuals that are suffering with severe tooth loss may opt to have their remaining teeth pulled in order to wear dentures, this may not always be the best option.
Most dentists and dental experts will recommend that you try to retain as many of your natural teeth as you possibly can. Fortunately, Island Dental Associates in Franklin Square and Shine Dental Associates in Syosset can provide you with the type of dentures that best facilitates your personal needs. Fortunately, technological advancements were made in the field of cosmetic dentistry and you now have several choices including full dentures, implant-retained dentures, removable partial dentures, or even temporary dentures.
Full dentures are the main choice for those individuals who have lost all or most of their natural teeth. Impressions of the lower and upper gums are taken at the start of the fitting process in order for the specialist or technician to manufacture denture plates for each. If there are any adjustments needed, we will schedule as many follow-up appointments as are necessary to ensure a proper fit when you are eating, resting, or speaking. If you are only missing a few teeth, then the problem can usually be corrected with removable partial dentures or RPD’s as they are sometimes called.
The most durable and permanent type of dentures that you can have are implant-retained dentures. Although these are also the most costly type of dentures available, these are not only permanent in nature, they are ideal for those individuals who experience continuous difficulties when wearing lower dentures. Another type of RPD that patients oftentimes choose is what is called immediate or temporary dentures. These are usually made before your natural teeth are extracted.
If you are at a point in your life where you feel you might need one of the types of dentures listed above, we have over 20 years of experience in this area. We can evaluate the condition of your teeth and recommend a proper course of action.