Dentures in Tenafly NJ
Dentistry is all about smiles, and having a confident, healthy, beautiful smile is important even for patients wearing dentures. Our dental practice in Tenafly NJ provides personalized denture services that meet the needs and comfort levels of our patients. All of our patients are unique and we create one-of-a-kind dentures that feel good and look natural.
What’s right for me?
Dentures are a form of full mouth rehabilitation in which we replace a patient’s missing teeth with prosthesis that is removable, meaning the patient will need to remove the dentures every night and put them back on in the morning. There are two types of dentures, full dentures and partial dentures.
Full dentures are made when a patient is either missing all of their natural teeth or if all of their natural teeth need to be extracted and replaced. When extractions are needed, we offer our patients the option of having Immediate Full Dentures made so that they are never without teeth. Prior to having your teeth removed, we will go through several steps of measurement and fabrication in order to create a complete, ready to go, denture. After removing the teeth, Immediate Dentures are given to the patient that same day. This ensures that our patients never go a day without teeth. However, the patient will need to have follow-up visits in order to ensure that the denture fits accordingly as the patient heals. Ultimately, the Immediate Dentures will need to be retrofitted once the patient’s jaw bone has completely healed.
Partial dentures, unlike full dentures, are fabricated when we are replacing only some of a patient’s teeth. Partial dentures use your existing teeth and jaw bone as support, but once again they are removable at night
How do I know if dentures are the right choice for me?
It is very important to understand that in some cases it may take time for a patient to become accustomed to their dentures. The dentures use your existing jaw bone and gum tissue as support. Patients who have never had a denture will sometimes feel as though their dentures feel bulky or push on their tongue. The dentures may even feel a bit loose in the beginning and all of these sensations will affect the way a patient speaks or eats. It is important to note that these sensations will only exist for a short time and patients will quickly become accustomed. Having dentures will ultimately improve a patient’s ability to function in everyday life and are a tremendous improvement from not having teeth.
Caring for your dentures
Dentures, just like natural teeth, require daily maintenance to stay clean and keep bacteria from growing inside of your mouth. Keep your dentures clean and your smile healthy
If by chance your dentures do break, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Broken dentures that don’t fit properly can cause irritation to your gums and mouth. Also, remember to continue scheduling regular dental checkups every six months to make sure that your smile stays healthy for many years to come.