Today’s dentures offer many options with increased comfort and function over the prosthetics of years passed. At Diamond Spring Dental Associates, our dentists can design removable full or partial dentures that suit your needs and your lifestyle. Because we understand the importance of image, our team works with labs to craft prosthetics from materials that closely imitate nature in color, light reflection, and overall appearance. Your full or partial dentures will look realistic, fit well, and improve your quality of life.
What are dentures?
Losing your teeth is no longer a debilitating condition, gone are the days when you have to restrict your diet and feel embarrassed in social settings because of your missing teeth. Dentures offer an effective solution to your missing teeth whether you lost a full row or are just missing a few. Dentures are removable dental appliances that can replace your missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. They are usually made from flesh colored acrylic that are fitted over the gums and they restore the full function and appearance of your teeth once they are installed.
What are the types of dentures?
The number of teeth that you are missing determines which type of dentures will be best to restore your missing teeth.
- Complete dentures are recommended to patients who have lost an entire row of teeth. Patients in Denville, NJ have the option to have conventional or immediate dentures put in. Conventional dentures are made when your gums have healed completely after all of your teeth have been removed. These types of dentures are fitted about 10 to 12 weeks after your last tooth was extracted to give your gums ample time to heal. The shape of the gum changes considerably as it heals from tooth extraction and it is ideal to wait until it has healed completely to be able to fabricate better fitting dentures.
- Immediate dentures are complete dentures that are made in advance and can be immediately worn right after the last tooth is extracted. This is becoming a popular choice among patients in Denville, NJ since they do not have to go toothless during the time that the gums heal. Once the gums completely heal, you have to come back in to have your dentures refitted since the shape of the gums will change.
- Partial Dentures are recommended to our patients in Denville, NJ who have lost just a couple of teeth. Also called dental bridges, partial dentures are made from artificial teeth that are attached to a gum colored base. It uses a metal framework that will securely attach to the adjacent teeth for support.
Innovations in dental technology make it possible now for complete and partial dentures to be fixed appliances and a permanent solution to tooth loss. Dental implants can now be used to function as tooth roots and permanently attach dentures to the gum tissues for a more comfortable and natural looking solution.
We serve patients throughout Boonton, Mountain Lakes, Parsippany, Denville, and the surrounding areas. Contact Us today to schedule a prosthodontic consultation at Diamond Springs Dental Associates or click here to book an appointment online.