When you lose permanent teeth, finding a comfortable, natural-looking alternative is essential for your oral health and self-esteem. At HP Dental in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, Heejoo Pyon, DDS, has a wide range of dentures for patients suffering partial or complete tooth loss. Call the clinic today or book an appointment online to learn whether you’re a candidate for dentures.
Dentures are prosthetic teeth you wear if you no longer have enough natural teeth to chew and speak comfortably. These custom-made, removable devices typically contain a combination of acrylic resin, metal, and porcelain to mimic the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth and gums. Dentures can replace a few of your teeth, many, or all of them.
HP Dental offers multiple types of dentures. The three most common are:
Full, or complete, dentures replace all the teeth in your upper and lower arches. These devices fit snugly over the gums and gather support from the roof of the mouth. The porcelain teeth connect to a pink acrylic base that looks nearly identical to your gums and supporting tissues.
Partial dentures typically replace a few teeth or more. These prosthetics are ideal if you still have a decent amount of healthy teeth. While partial dentures do connect to an acrylic base resembling your gums, they don’t cover the roof of your mouth. Instead, they gain support from a metal framework that attaches to your surrounding teeth.
Implant-supported dentures connect to dental implants. These titanium posts replace your natural tooth roots. Once implanted into your jawbone, they join to dentures, bridges, or crowns. Implants give your dentures a natural feel. By stabilizing dentures, dental implants allow you to chew and speak without your prosthetic teeth shifting out of position.
After a thorough dental evaluation that includes digital X-rays, impressions, and intraoral camera imaging, your dentist can recommend the appropriate form of dentures for your needs.
Getting dentures can be a lengthy process to ensure the best fit and appearance. During your initial consultation at HP Dental, your dentist measures your mouth and takes digital impressions. They use this information to design your custom-made dentures.
Once your dentures are ready, you visit for a try-in appointment. This final fitting allows your dentist to note any adjustments you need before you receive your permanent dentures. At your last visit, you will receive your dentures and detailed aftercare instructions.
Call HP Dental today or book an appointment online to learn more about dentures.