While they aren’t quite as high-tech as dental implants, dentures have come a long way in the last few years. As it turns out, they are a great option for a lot of people in Oakdale, NY and our neighboring city Bohemia, who have one or more missing teeth. If you’re considering dentures, you should check out these Dentures FAQs and then call for an appointment at Al Berger DDS to discuss your options.
What Is a Partial Denture?
If you don’t know much about dentures, you’re probably only familiar with full dentures, which replace all of your teeth. Partial dentures are made to replace a single tooth or a few adjacent teeth. If you’ve lost one or more teeth due to trauma but the rest of your teeth and gums are healthy, you might be a candidate for a partial denture.
Can I Eat My Favorite Foods With Dentures?
After your initial fitting for your dentures, there may be a period of adjustment for your gums to shrink and settle. After this is done, we will do a final fitting and your dentures will be customized to fit your jaws comfortably. At first, they may take some getting used to, but after a while you should be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods again.
Will Dentures Affect the Way I Look?
When you lose teeth, your face may to take on a more collapsed, older look. Your dentures will be made to look just like natural teeth, so you should have no trouble feeling confident in your smile. If anything, dentures could make you look younger and more attractive than you did with missing teeth.
Do Dentures Need Special Care?
To keep your dentures looking and functioning at their best, remove them, rinse them and brush them carefully with a soft-bristled toothbrush each night. Then place them in a cup of clean water or denture solution until the morning to keep them fresh.
Contact Our Bohemia Dentist
If you have any other questions about dentures, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Al Berger, DDS. You can call us at (631) 589-2600 or fill out our online contact form, and someone will return your message promptly.