As expert restorative dentists, Dr. Richard Corbin and Dr. Bruce Corbin can help you determine the correct treatment option that will work best for you. Our Bayside, NY dentist office encourages patients suffering from damaged or missing teeth to schedule a consultation to learn more about the types of dentures we offer.
Types of Dentures in our Bayside Dentist Office
A denture is a removable prosthesis that is used when a patient is missing a full row of teeth on their upper or lower jaw. We fuse the fake teeth to a base made of pink acrylic. This acrylic mimics the color of gingival tissue or your gums. The base is held in place with denture adhesive, or by suction.
This type of dental restoration commonly requires an adjustment period. It can take up to a few months to become acclimated to eating, speaking, and smiling while wearing them. Most patients will experience some level of bone loss over the years. This will cause the complete dentures to fit differently. Your dentist will need to adjust or replace them every so often so they fit properly.
Partial dentures are similar to full dentures. They are removable. But instead of replacing all teeth, they fill in gaps where teeth have gone missing. This restoration is held in place by using clasps that attach to the natural, remaining teeth. They are sometimes a better alternative to fixed dental bridges.
Corbin Dental in Bayside, NY offers implant dentures to patients looking for a more permanent solution if they are missing all their teeth. Traditional set of dentures have a bad reputation for being difficult to wear, and many patients find them extremely uncomfortable.
With this type of restoration, we surgically place up to eight dental implants in the jaw bone to secure the denture. The denture is then very stable and durable. Implant dentures carry many benefits over traditional dentures. You don’t have to worry about them slipping or moving in your mouth. Your diet can be more varied and you can be confident in your new smile.
Most importantly, there is a reduced risk of bone loss because implants replace the teeth at the root. Thus providing constant stimulation for the jaw bone.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental implants are a unique and innovative method that allows us to replace an entire arch of teeth in a single day. Whether you have just lost your teeth or desire to replace your ill-fitting denture, we can significantly change the way you smile!
The team at Corbin Dental will spend a significant amount of time planning out your procedure. This is the most important step because this procedure requires four dental implants at specific angles to maximize bone usage.
An All-on-4 treatment concept is a good option for people who have some level of bone loss. For example, from wearing dentures for many years. It’s more cost-effective than a full mouth of dental implants, but you still get the benefits of dental implants. They help to stop your bone and gums recession, as well as spur on jawbone regeneration.
Tips for Your First Time with Dentures
There are a few things to keep in mind after getting any kind of denture for the first time. First, your dentures may feel uncomfortable or bulky for the first few days. This is normal. Your gums and bones will need time to get used to the prosthetic.
Keep up with your oral health routine to minimize the effects. Second, brush your dentures regularly like you would your natural teeth. This will keep them in top shape for years. Also keep up with regular dental care visits so your dentist can make adjustments if needed.
Finally, we recommend removing your dentures at night before you go to sleep. That way your mouth will be able to rest naturally and adjust to them more quickly. You can sleep with them on, but it’s not as healthy as removing them at night.
To schedule a consultation and get dentures in our Bayside, NY dentist office, schedule an appointment for a thorough dental exam and evaluation at Corbin Dental.
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Corbin Dental in Bayside and Oyster Bay are a family owned and operated Bayside and Oyster Bay dentist offices for patients of all ages. Our team is committed to improving smiles through patient-focused comprehensive dentistry.