Temporary Partial Denture
The desire to replace missing teeth is not unique to the current generations of humans. People have used dentures for thousands of years to replace missing teeth. Today’s removable dentures offer improved aesthetics, function, comfort, and ease of care. These prosthetics are designed with artificial teeth and plastic bases that create the appearance of natural teeth and gums. Patients in the Commack, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Suffolk County, NY areas come to Smithtown Dental for effective and affordable options for replacing missing teeth.
Proper Care for Dentures
Your full or partial denture is customized to fit your smile. With proper care, they will retain their shape for years, but they can become distorted when not cared for properly. It is important for dentures to maintain moisture, or they can lose their shape. After eating, they should be washed and cleansed once each day. At night, dentures are soaked in a special solution to help them stay clean and in great shape.
Common Questions about Dentures
Are dentures the best option for replacing my missing teeth?
When one or more teeth are missing, full dentures or a partial denture may provide a solution to improve the appearance and function of your teeth. We recommend a consultation with our dentist to explore your option, ask questions, and make an informed decision.
What is the process for denture fitting?
The first step is to ensure that the gums are prepared for the dentures. This means extracting any remaining teeth that need to be removed and allowing time for the gums to heal. Once they are healed, an impression is made and this is used by technicians in the dental lab to fabricate your denture. In some cases, a temporary partial denture can be used.
What special instructions will I need to follow?
It is common for patients to experience an adjustment period with new dentures. You will need to become accustomed to the feeling of the dentures and learn how to keep them in place. It is common to experience some soreness and irritation for the first few days or weeks, as you get used to the new denture.