What are dentures?

Dentures are a prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth for the person. It could be one or all missing teeth.

What type of dental professional would I see about getting dentures?

You would see your regular dentist. If your dentist is not capable or your case is too complex, they would refer you to a prosthodontist, a specialist that deals with the replacement of teeth. However, most dentists are trained on it and can make a denture.

When would a dentist recommend getting dentures?

Dentists may recommend dentures as a temporary solution while you're waiting for your implants to heal and you would get more permanent prosthetic device. Sometimes, based on the cost, dentures would be the choice for you.

What are some alternatives to dentures and when would each be the most appropriate option?

The best alternative to denture is something that is not removable, like a fixed bridge or implants. A fixed bridge consists of few crowns made together in a roll to replace the missing teeth. Implants, however, may take longer to fully heal and be usable.

What types of dentures are there?

There are either partial dentures, which replace some teeth but not all, or full dentures, which are needed when all the teeth are missing.

How are dentures made and what materials are used?

Dentures are custom made. There could be a metal frame used for the dentures or acrylic dentures. For complete dentures, flexible plastic is usually used, especially for partial dentures.

What happens during the denture placement procedure?

The dentist will help you put the denture on and check the fit and your bite. They will also train you on how to use your new denture, how to put it on and take it out.

Is getting dentures painful?

No, getting dentures is not painful.

What anesthesia options will be available during the denture procedure?

Anesthesia is not necessary during the denture procedure as it is not invasive.

What should I expect my dentures to look and feel like?

Dentures look like regular teeth but feel slightly different. They provide support for your face muscles and restore your facial structure.

Is it more difficult to speak with dentures?

There is a learning curve at the beginning. However, as soon as you forget you have them on, you will be able to speak perfectly.

Will having dentures affect my ability to eat and drink regularly?

Having dentures should improve your ability to eat and drink as you now have teeth to chew your food properly.

What is the best way to clean and care for dentures?

The best way is to use a special denture brush and Effodent tablets. It's important to clean all unwanted food particles and keep the dentures clean.

What special care should I take for my mouth and gums after getting dentures?

Brush your teeth more often, rinse your mouth, and keep your dentures clean. Also, keep your dentures in water when you're not wearing them to prevent them from drying out and becoming smelly.

How long will dentures last?

Dentures will last many years if you take care of them and if there are no changes in your mouth.

How long will it take for my mouth to heal and get used to dentures?

It varies, but as soon as you forget you have them on, you will be comfortable with them. To get used to eating with dentures, start slow with soft foods and gradually try different types of food.

What if my dentures need restoration, replacement or repair?

You would need to see a dental professional to have them repaired or restored.

What is the cost of dentures and will insurance help paying for them?

The cost varies and most insurance companies will want to share the cost of a denture with you, but they usually do not cover it in full.

When should I schedule an appointment for dentures?

If you are missing teeth, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. You can call Steinway Family Dental Center, ask to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dayanayev or one of the other associates. The telephone number is (276) 288-8721 or you can request an appointment online.

There Are Three Types Of Dentures, Including Partial Dentures, Full Dentures, And Denture Implants.

Do People Still Get Dentures?

Yes they do. Most people we reccomend to get dental implants but for those that dont want dental implants, then dentures are the way to go. 

Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. A few different metals or acrylic resin can be used to make dentures. We provide cosmetic dentures for teeth replacement for our patients in Astoria, NY, Queens and surrounding communities.

Dentures offer several cosmetic and functional advantages. It is important to replace the missing teeth, as the surrounding teeth may shift position. When teeth are missing, it can interfere with the ability to eat and chew food properly. In addition, missing teeth can cause sagging of the face and ages the appearance of the face. Also, when the teeth are not replaced, it can result in bone loss.

There are three types of dentures, including partial dentures, full dentures, and denture implants. The right treatment depends on the specific needs and extent of tooth loss in the individual patient. Your cosmetic dentist will assess the condition of your teeth and recommend the best treatment option for you.

At Steinway Family Dental Center, we often recommend denture implants for our patients. These dentures are secured in the gums using a permanent dental implant. There are several advantages to this type of denture, including improving speech, chewing ability, and retaining the natural facial shape. We encourage our patients in the Astoria, NY and Queens, to contact us to schedule a consultation and learn what type of dentures are best for you.