When you have an incomplete smile, it can take a toll on your self-confidence. You become less likely to smile like you mean it, which could have consequences in both your personal and professional life. Not to mention, tooth loss can lead to problems for your oral health and even your overall well-being. For these reasons and many more, our team at NU Dental Staten Island offers several types of dentures to seamlessly complete your smile after extensive tooth loss. Don’t wait any longer to replace your missing teeth – contact our dental office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. G. or Dr. S. and find out if dentures in Staten Island, NY are just the solution for you!
Most adults who have lost a few, several, or all of their teeth are good candidates for dentures. After all, each denture is fully customized to meet a patient’s specific needs and preferences. Just to be sure, though, you’ll still have to attend a consultation with our dentists. We’ll take a close look at your mouth and treat any oral health concerns we may detect. That way, your new smile will have the healthy foundation it needs in order to thrive.
Today’s dentures are made from high-quality materials, so you can trust that they’ll feel comfortable, look natural, and last for years to come. Depending on the extent of your tooth loss, we may recommend one of the following types of dentures.
If you’re missing just a few teeth along an arch, then you might benefit from a partial denture. Your dentist in Staten Island will take impressions of your mouth to ensure this prosthetic is as lifelike as possible. Artificial teeth are placed at specific points along a metal framework, which clasps behind your remaining teeth to effortlessly fill in the gaps.
A full denture can replicate all of your missing teeth in an arch at the same time. Rather than metal clips, a full denture remains securely on your gums thanks to the natural suction force that your gums create. A bit of denture adhesive can stabilize them even more.
For tooth replacement that looks and feels like the real thing, nothing beats implant dentures. Dr. G. can anchor a full or partial denture onto a small number of dental implants that he has placed strategically throughout your jaw. The implants function like the roots of your natural teeth, allowing you to chew more easily and enjoy a prosthetic that won’t slip out of place. Implant dentures can also last for 30+ years with the right maintenance, compared to the average lifespan of five to seven years that traditional dentures have.
As a classic method of replacing missing teeth, dentures offer a number of benefits. For example:
Plus, when you combine dentures with dental implants, there are countless more benefits to look forward to!
Wondering how much dentures cost? Well, no two smiles are exactly the same, and neither are two sets of dentures. The best way to tell how much dentures in Staten Island cost is to come visit us for a consultation. We’ll take the time to discuss your tooth replacement goals, address any concerns you may have, and take a close look at your current oral health to create a custom denture plan that works for your specific needs and your budget. Read on as we go over some important information about the price of dentures and how to make them affordable.
When we put together your initial estimate during your consultation, we’ll take into consideration several key factors, including:
The most popular, functional, and durable form of dentures are implant dentures, which are held in place with four to eight precisely placed dental implants. This anchors them directly to the jawbone to provide unmatched biting force, eliminate slippage, and give you a restoration that can last for decades.
Implant dentures are generally more expensive than their traditional counterparts. However, they can easily save you money on oral healthcare costs and replacements to become the more cost-effective option in the long run. Plus, patients agree that you can’t put a price on how much implant dentures can potentially improve your quality of life!
While dental insurance coverage for dentures differs from company to company and plan to plan, most policies will categorize dentures as a major restorative treatment. Like root canals or dental crowns, this means they usually receive 50% dental insurance coverage. Our knowledgeable team has years of experience navigating the details of dental insurance policies and will ensure that your benefits are being maximized.
We never want cost to stand between you and the happy, healthy smile you deserve. Even though dentures do not often receive full coverage from dental insurance, we’re proud to offer several ways to make your new smile more affordable, including:
Dentures are a lifechanging tooth replacement option for people who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. However, you may still have some unanswered questions about the restoration. Here are the answers to some of the most common inquiries we receive about dentures in Staten Island. If you don’t see your question listed below, don’t worry. Give us a call, and we’d be happy to provide you with the information you’re looking for and get you started with an initial consultation.
Repairing a damaged tooth is always preferable to replacing it when possible. Tooth extractions of any kind will only be recommended if deemed absolutely necessary, like due to extensive decay, severe infection, or trauma that has broken off most of the enamel. If all of the teeth in an arch are decayed or infected with gum disease, replacing them with dentures may be a viable solution, but your dentist will always explore all of your options beforehand.
Dentists will generally recommend that you take your dentures out at night when you go to bed. When you first get your dentures, you will typically be told to keep them in your mouth for 24 hours, including while you sleep. After this, you should be taking them out every night. Wearing dentures restricts the circulation in your gums and leads to soft tissue irritation. It can also potentially speed up ridge resorption. Taking your dentures out gives your gums the chance to recover and get the nutrients they need. The dark, moist space beneath the dentures is also an ideal place for bacteria to thrive, so sleeping with them has been found to be associated with a higher risk of pneumonia. Ultimately, it is a good idea to take them out before catching some Z’s.
If you need to have teeth extracted before getting dentures, you are likely to experience some discomfort after the oral surgery. Take recommended over-the-counter and prescribed pain relievers as directed. Over the next 3 to 5 days, discomfort should improve. When you first receive your dentures, you may experience some minor irritation as your mouth adjusts. If you are switching to a new set, this adjustment process may be longer than before. Give us a call if pain persists. This way, we can ensure that you don’t have any underlying oral health issues and that the restoration is fitting properly.
Tough meats, like steak, are often difficult to chew when you have dentures, but it is still possible to do so. When picking out your meat, select tenderloin and other beef cuts that don’t contain many connective tissues or muscle fibers. Make sure that it is thoroughly tenderized beforehand, and cut the steak into small manageable pieces. This way, they will be easier for you to chew.