A Basic Dentures Overview

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Dental patients told that they will require dentures may feel a range of emotions. They might panic that they are going to lose several teeth, or that they have already lost them. They may have outdated ideas about dentures and not realize that they are incredibly advanced replacements for teeth. They may worry that dentures will not be a comfortable solution to their needs. Fortunately, Dr. Gohard and our team at A Healthy Smile Dentistry in Florham Park, NY know all about dentures and offer a full array of services that ensure a very happy outcome.

Part of restorative dentistry is ensuring that patients have the most extensive use of their teeth and gums. The goal is to make their mouth as functional as possible. The use of dentures, whether full dentures or partial dentures, is often one easy step towards such a goal.

Dentures are made according to a patient’s needs and are custom fit to their mouth. The process requires a thorough evaluation and assessment and only then will our team help you make the best choices for your restorative dentistry needs. If it is determined that dentures are the answer, we make a full mold or impression of your mouth and take careful measurements to ensure a good fit.

Whether you are going to need full dentures or partial dentures, you will probably have a set of temporary dentures to use while we make your permanent set. Full dentures are exactly as they sound and replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw. It is not unusual for someone to have full dentures or a complete set of upper and lower dentures.

These can be removed at any time and yet can allow you to look, eat and speak exactly as you did with your full set of natural teeth. Partial dentures are used when you only need to replace a few missing teeth. They are designed to secure to a natural tooth or use a metal framework.

There are tremendous benefits in using dentures. They allow you to eat and speak like normal. They undo the unnatural aging that missing teeth create and they improve your self-esteem by giving you teeth where there would be gaps or no teeth at all. If you are interested in learning how dentures can provide you with improved health and wellness, do not hesitate to give us a call at 973-377-2222. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

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