Dentures and Partial Implant Dentures at Corbin Dental
We can replace a full arch or complete set of missing teeth with a cosmetic denture. We customize all our dentures to match each patients’ appearance.
Types of dentures:
Corbin Dental offers all types of dentures, including implant supported dentures and All On Four dentures. Dentures are either fixed or removable. Each offers their own benefits for patients depending on your oral health needs, condition of your gums and jaw bone and cosmetic goals.
Fixed dentures are secured using several dental implants. They will provide the most natural function when it comes to chewing ability and speech. They will offer natural comfort and minimize irritation of the gums that can occur with a removable option. There are several factors that are taken into consideration when working with you to choose the best option for your needs:
- Jaw bone health: although there is now a range of dental implant options for securing a denture, a minimal amount of stable, healthy jaw bone is necessary to ensure a good result. When necessary we can coordinate bone or sinus grafting to augment compromised areas.
- Condition of the gums and soft palate: periodontal disease or diminished soft palate tissue can make it difficult to place implants with lasting stability. We can address concerns with various treatments to stabilize gum tissue.
- Lifestyle and cosmetic goals: there are certain lifestyle habits, medical conditions and other factors that could impact the success of dental implants and an implant supported denture. We will discuss all aspects of your overall health and your long term aesthetic goals so that you can make an educated choice for your tooth replacement.
The Denture Process: What to Expect
The process for placing a denture will depend on the type of denture being placed and the need for any treatment necessary to establish a healthy foundation. After your consultation, we will create a personalized treatment plan and timeline for the creation and placement of your new smile.
If teeth are to be removed or there is a need for grafting or periodontal therapy we will complete this phase before taking impressions and designing a new denture to complement your appearance. In most cases, a temporary denture or appliance will be placed after extractions or before the new denture is complete. This allows you to get used to the fit and feel of the new appliance and also allows the gum tissue to adapt to the denture so that the final restoration can provide a secure and stable fit.
Teeth Today: The All On Four Process
For patients missing all of their teeth or needing a full new set of teeth for a range of reasons, Corbin Dental offers the All On Four dental implant process to place a new smile in one day. The key to a successful result is comprehensive advanced planning using digital diagnostics. All On Four can be a life-changing treatment option for patients with complex dental problems or a poorly fitted denture that has damaged the gums or impacted the function of their bite.
How many hours a day should you wear partial dentures?
Patients should wear their partial dentures during the day, and remove them at night. This gives the gums and teeth time to rest. Patients should give their mouth a resting period of six to eight hours per day to allow for a healthy mouth.
Can you eat normally with a partial denture?
Patients can eat normally with a partial denture. Patients may need some time to adjust to their dentures before returning to their regular eating schedule. However, it should not take more than 2 weeks.
Do you put dentures in your mouth wet or dry?
Dentures are meant to be put in a moist area to keep their shape. Patients may choose to put their dentures in water or a soaking solution to clean dentures at night.
Can you use mouthwash with dentures?
Yes, you can use mouthwash to clean dentures. Although, patients should brush or scrub their dentures after to ensure no chemical is leftover. Some patients may choose to let their dentures soak in mouthwash overnight.
Do dentures smell bad?
Dentures can be known to smell bad due to accumulated bacteria on their surface. When bacteria is not removed and dentures are repeatedly placed back into a patient’s mouth it is very prone to have an odor.
Is coffee bad for dentures?
Coffee has been known to stain dentures and cause teeth yellowing. It is recommended that patients with dentures drink coffee through a straw, and brush their teeth after finishing their beverage.
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Drs. Bruce and Richard Corbin offer dentures in Bayside and Oyster Bay NY. We work with you on an individual basis to achieve a smile that restores function, beauty and your best quality of life.