Dentures are used when a person is missing most or all of their natural teeth, so it’s important that you have a reliable solution that looks natural and offers outstanding performance.
Dentures are used when a person is missing all or most of their natural teeth. This could be the result of an injury or declining oral health. Dentures are a great way to still enjoy the benefits that come with healthy and natural teeth like chewing with ease. They are easy to use and offer a fast and effective solution to overcoming severe tooth loss.
Dentures are prosthetic teeth secured to a gum-colored base. They can be secured with or without dental implants, but it’s best to visit with us to discuss all available options and determine the best solution for your needs.
What are the different types of dentures?
There are numerous types of dentures available. Your dentist can recommend the best option for you, based on your needs, budget, and preference of denture.
- Traditional dentures that can be easily removed and cleaned on a daily basis. This is a non-surgical denture option. The removable dentures grip around the dental arch / remaining jawbone and rely on suction to remain securely in place. They are easily removable and do not require any recovery time for a patient to start using them.
- Partial dentures are removable prosthesis that fills an area of several missing teeth. It can be removed to clean and sleep and is an affordable and good-looking option for many patients.
- Implant-supported dentures where the dentures snap into place onto dental implant attachments. These are much more secure than traditional dentures, can still be removed for easy cleaning, and help prevent future bone loss, premature and facial sagging.
- Fixed dentures which are permanently secured using dental implants. Once installed, they cannot be removed unless oral surgery is provided. With the proper care, fixed dentures will last a lifetime and feel almost indistinguishable from natural teeth.
How much do implant-supported dentures cost?
We aim to provide high-quality dental care that’s affordable for our patients across New York. Out of pocket cost for any procedure depends on your insurance coverage at the time of the procedure.
- 2 implant overdenture (lower jaw only): $5500
- 4 implant overdenture: $9500
*includes all costs except tooth extraction.
How do I clean dentures?
Traditional (removable) dentures require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains and looking great. Below are some cleaning steps and things to avoid when using traditional removable dentures:
- Remove and rinse dentures after eating by running water over them to remove food debris and loose particles.
- Handle them carefully and don’t bend or damage the plastic or clasps when cleaning
- Clean your mouth after removing dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Brush your dentures once a day and soak them in a nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food, plaque and other deposits
- Soak dentures overnight in a mild denture-soaking solution to keep them moist and so they hold their shape.
- Schedule regular dental checkups so your dentists can ensure proper fit, prevent slippage and discomfort and check the inside of your mouth to ensure it stays healthy.
- Likewise, avoid abrasive cleaning materials, whitening toothpaste, and products containing bleach on your dentures, and hot or boiling water that could warp them.
What is the best denture adhesive or denture glue?
The Oral Health Foundation developed guidelines to guide dental health care professionals and patients on the use of denture adhesive creams. These guidelines are listed below:
- Patient satisfaction has become a decisive factor for the overall success of prosthodontic treatment in full-denture wearers.
- Denture adhesives can enhance the retention of, and reduce food accumulation beneath, well-fitting complete dentures.
- Denture adhesives can be beneficial to the patient. They may enhance comfort, provide psychological satisfaction, increase confidence and thus wellbeing, while increasing retention and stability, and improving function.
- The effectiveness of denture adhesives cannot compensate for significant denture deficiencies.
- Dental professionals should provide guidance and instructions to the patient on the correct application and use of the adhesive, and on removing it and cleaning the denture.
- The optimum time to advise on the use of an adhesive varies between patients. For well-fitting dentures it might occur at a review appointment, or for patients finding problems with compliance at the time of fitting or soon after.
More Questions About Dentures?
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