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Modern dentures offer outstanding aesthetics and function, and they aren’t the same as the dentures of decades past. If you are missing teeth, it’s never too late to restore a full smile.

To schedule a consultation to learn more about the dentures offered by experienced dentists Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib, please call NYC Smile Design in Manhattan at 212-452-3344.

Understanding Dentures

Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to and will never feel exactly the same as natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural-looking and more comfortable than ever.


Types of Dentures

There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Your dentist at NYC Smile Design will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.


The Process of Getting Dentures

The process of getting dentures involves several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.


Caring for Your Dentures

Denture care is crucial for the longevity and comfort of your new teeth. This includes regular brushing, soaking them overnight in a cleaning solution, and handling them with care to avoid damage. Regular dental check-ups are also important to adjust the fit over time and to examine your oral health.


Benefits of Dentures

Dentures not only restore the physical appearance of teeth but also provide support for the cheeks and lips, improving the ability to speak and eat. With modern dentistry advancements, dentures can provide a natural appearance and comfortable fit.

Dentures Supported by Dental Implants

Today’s advanced dentistry techniques provide more attractive, functional and effective restorations than ever before. By incorporating implant dentistry into your denture restoration, our dentists can provide you with a denture that performs optimally and looks great as well.

Although the advantages vary by patient, generally some of the benefits of implant-supported dentures are:

  • Denture stays in place
  • Denture does not slip when you eat, speak or laugh
  • You can still remove the denture even though it is implant-supported
  • Discomfort of dentures sliding on your gums is eliminated
  • Dental implants promote the strength of the bone beneath your teeth
  • To find out what the benefits will be in your case, please visit our dentists for a one-on-one consultation.

Knowing When It's Time for Dentures

The decision to get dentures is more about the state of your teeth and overall oral health than about age. Several signs indicate that dentures might be an option to consider:

  • Multiple Missing Teeth: If you have several missing teeth, dentures can restore functionality and aesthetics to your smile.
  • Chronic Toothaches: Ongoing pain may indicate decay that has progressed to a point where restoration is not possible, and extraction followed by dentures might be the best solution.
  • Severe Gum Disease: Advanced gum disease can lead to tooth loss. If multiple teeth are loose or falling out, dentures may be the recommended course of action.
  • Difficulty Chewing or Digestion Issues: If missing teeth or tooth pain is causing difficulty with eating, leading to poor nutrition or digestive problems, dentures can help restore normal function.
  • Severe Tooth Decay or Damage: If teeth are extensively decayed or damaged and cannot be saved, dentures offer an effective replacement solution.

Choosing a Tooth Replacement That Works for You

Dentures are just one of the options offered by Dr. Mello and Dr. Tabib. A central focus of their dental care is to provide individualized services and options. They see things from your perspective first, and then make recommendations for treatment.

During your consultation, they will discuss with you all of the aspects that characterize teeth replacement systems, such as:

  • Aesthetics
  • Function
  • Comfort
  • Longevity

Replacing missing teeth is important. Your oral health and your confidence in your smile are just two of the reasons you should replace missing teeth. Dentures, dental implants and dental bridges maintain the alignment of your bite and prevent other teeth from tilting and shifting into the missing tooth gap. And the way you feel about your smile can influence many aspects of your life, including your social and professional interactions. You deserve to feel great about your smile and to have long-lasting, effective dentistry options.

If you live in New York City, Manhattan or any of the surrounding NYC areas and want to learn more about dentures and how our experienced New York dentists can restore your teeth, please call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344 or visit our website.

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