Dentures | Full and Partial Dentures | Astoria NY

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Dentures

Dental Clinic located in Queens, Astoria, NY

If you want to restore your smile you should trust a dental clinic with a dedicated team that provides modern dentures customized according to your budget and needs. Our staff treats every patient according to their individualized needs and will choose the appropriate denture that performs exceptional and looks nice. Dentures and Partial Dentures Astoria, NY. Book An Appointment Now! Contact us today at 718-728-8800

  

 

What are dentures?

A denture is a device that serves the purpose of replacing missing teeth and helps the patient chew food again, improve their speech, improve their facial aesthetics, and feel more confident. Not replacing your missing teeth can lead to several problems such as gum disease, headaches, and loss of bone density along your jaw, altering your face shape.

Dentures are fitted by dentists after the dentists have taken multiple impressions to make sure your dentures will fit perfectly in your mouth. The shape, size, and color are later adjusted into the final denture set.

Types of Dentures

It can be very difficult to find the correct kind of dentures when you don't know much about them. If you're looking to get dentures, then you should look into the various types of dentures offered at MediDental Care. The MediDental Care clinic offers the most common types of dentures:

Traditional full dentures

Traditional full dentures sit on top of the gums and completely replace the patient's teeth. They are anchored on top of the teeth and can be inserted about four to eight weeks after the patient's teeth have been removed. 

Partial dentures

Unlike traditional dentures that sit on top of all of your existing teeth, partial dentures are used when the patient still has their natural teeth but need dentures for some. These usually come in one piece that hold the dentures in the area they are required. The best thing about partial dentures is that they're very convenient and removable so you may take them out at your convenience. Similar to traditional dentures, you will have to wait a few weeks before getting them.

Immediate dentures

Immediate dentures can be placed on the same day you get your teeth extracted. However, these come with their own set of criteria. We recommend that in such cases, you speak to your dentist about this before getting them

How are Dentures Made?

Dentures are made from a variety of dental materials. These include acrylics, nylons, porcelain, resin, and even metal. The denture framework is usually made from acrylics, nylon, or metal. The specific materials used to replicate the dental framework. The main steps to denture fabrication are as followed:

1) Measurements: It is no secret that the dentures of a person vary from one to another. The reason is that dentures are actually personalized for each person. The impression which is used is based on your personal size. Dentists tend to take size samples from each person and the denture is created based on that.

2) Models: The models are made in order to replace the teeth with artificial teeth. Several faux teeth are attached to the gums with wax. This is then carved into the gum line. 

 

 

Flexi Dentures

Flexi Dentures, Flexible dentures help prevent many of the problems that regular dentures cause. As well as growing accustomed to the feel of the dentures, the patient has to learn how to hold them in place with the cheeks and tongue. New dentures often cause soreness and irritation in the early days, and patients must learn how to clean them carefully to avoid breakages. Flexible dentures provide a solution for patients who can't or don't want to use regular dentures. 

Flexible dentures have a base made of nylon, so they don't take as long to manufacture as regular dentures. Comfort is a major benefit, and patients often find chewing easier than when wearing regular dentures. Also, review published in the IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences mentions more advantages of these specialized dentures. Some patients are allergic to acrylic resin, nickel or other materials in traditional dentures, and some have difficulty opening their mouths wide. Though dentures with soft bases aren't likely to break when dropped, patients should clean and maintain them carefully. 

Overdenture

Overdentures, as its name implies, are designed to go over a supporting structure. This could be natural teeth, but more often dental implants are used. In the upper jaw, the supporting structure for an overdenture is generally a metal frame anchored by three or more implants. If it's in the lower jaw, usually only two implants are needed without the frame. The overdenture contains pearly-white prosthetic crowns, plus some simulated gum tissue, which is often made of pink acrylic. In overall appearance, it's not unlike a traditional denture; in fact, in some cases, regular dentures can be converted to overdentures. The main feature setting the overdenture apart from a traditional denture is that it gains support and stability from dental implants. A traditional denture, on the other hand, is held in place by the suction generated from its close fit with the gum tissue. Clips or other fasteners keep the overdenture securely retained in the mouth and prevent it from moving excessively; yet it's possible to release the overdenture from the frame for daily cleaning or occasional repairs very easily.

Snap-in Dentures

If you’re missing all of your teeth due to a dental condition or injury, you may want to consider snap-in dentures as a form of replacement teeth. Unlike conventional dentures, which can potentially slip out of place, snap-in dentures are more stable and versatile. Dental implants or screws placed within your jawbone hold snap-in dentures in place.

There are several benefits associated with snap-in dentures when compared with conventional dentures. Snap-in dentures are more stable than conventional dentures, which are made to be removable daily.

Snap-in dentures improve chewing ability. Compared with conventional dentures, snap-in dentures tend to fit better and are more comfortable. There is less friction on the gums as a result of wearing a snap-in denture. Many people consider snap-in dentures to be more natural looking than conventional dentures. The jawbone is preserved and further bone loss is prevented with snap-in dentures.

Conclusion

As you can see, you must do your research when deciding on the kind of dentures you want to get. We strongly recommend that you should speak to our dentist about it so you can get dentures that will be convenient for you to use on a daily basis. MediDental Care is the best dental service in Astoria, so if you're interested in getting dentures, you should definitely visit us.

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