Full & Partial Dentures in Long Valley, NJ
Restoring Your Smile
Dentures are a trusted solution for replacing missing teeth. At Rogler Family Dentistry our patients frequently ask Dr. Rogler about dentures to determine if they’re a good solution for their particular needs. This tooth replacement solution will help enhance your appearance and improve the functionality of your smile. Patients also choose this option because they’re typically more affordable compared to other restorative treatments. Learn more below.
Benefits of Dentures
Patients throughout the Long Valley area enjoy the convenience of dentures. Whether you need a full or partial set, this solution can replace teeth in a non-invasive way. There’s no surgical element to worry about, and temporaries can be fitted immediately so you’ll never have to go toothless again. Dentures provide a quick, easy, and affordable solution for tooth loss.
What are the Different Types of Dentures Offered?
There are three main types of dentures: temporary, partials, and complete.
Dr. Rogler will often provide patients with temporary dentures while they’re undergoing another cosmetic dental procedure to replace a missing tooth. Temporaries ensure that patients have a natural-looking smile while waiting for dental implants or a dental bridge to be completed. This is an excellent solution for when a tooth is knocked out during a sports game or in an accident. The temporary denture is secured in place with a metal wire that works like a retainer and can be taken in and out whenever you like. Keep in mind that a temporary denture is only meant to be worn for a few months and will need to be replaced.
If only a few of your teeth are missing, partial dentures are a good solution for replacing them. Unlike a full set of dentures, these are held in place by a plastic base that’s the same color as your gums. A metal framework is created to secure the base and prevent it from falling out. As long as you have some natural teeth in place, then partial will be great for you.
When all of your teeth are missing, complete dentures will be the best treatment to replace them. In recent years technology has improved the way dentures are made, making them more comfortable and natural-looking than ever. Dr. Rogler can determine if this is the best way to replace your teeth or if an alternative solution would help you to achieve your goals.
If you proceed with a complete set of dentures, your gums will need to heal after tooth removal, and will typically be ready in eight to 12 weeks. When teeth have removed the bones and gums will start to shrink. Waiting up to 12 weeks will ensure your set of complete dentures will fit securely. Many patients throughout Long Valley prefer not to wait and get immediate dentures. This solution does not require a waiting period, but there will be adjustments later on after the gums and bone have settled into their permanent size.
How are Dentures Made?
Dr. Rogler will first examine your gums and other teeth at your consultation to determine if dentures are the best solution for you and if so, which type. A mold will then be taken of your teeth and gums so your custom dentures can be created in our dental lab. Typically, several molds or impressions will be made so we can determine how your jaw functions and moves. Using these impressions, the lab will make a set of dentures that looks natural and fits perfectly. If necessary, adjustments will be made when you return for placement.
The biggest challenge with dentures is that they don’t feel like natural teeth. Patients of Rogler Family Dentistry tend to agree that while they are functional, you still have to think about them whereas other restorative procedures make it easy to forget you ever lost a tooth in the first place. Modern techniques have made dentures more secure and comfortable than they used to be, but they are still a foreign object in your mouth and can become loose when eating or speaking.
As a more secure, long-lasting alternative, Dr. Rogler may recommend dental implants. Whether you’re missing one tooth or all your teeth, implants can be used to hold your restoration or dentures in place. Our team will be happy to examine your gums and let you know if you are a good candidate for the implant treatment.
Caring for Your Dentures
Every night, you need to remove your dentures. We advise patients to rinse them thoroughly then use a denture brush to remove any food particles before rinsing them again and putting them back in their mouth. You’ll also need to brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Dr. Rogler also suggests that you use an antiseptic mouthwash afterward to kill any lingering bacteria and improve your breath. Your dentures should soak all night then be placed back in the mouth in the morning.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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