Dentures & Partials Jackson Heights, NY

Dentures are one of the most popular restorative dental treatments that replace whole rows or arches of missing teeth. Dr. Haim Fedida provides dentures in Jackson Heights, NY, to his patients. As a dental implant dentist, Dr. Fedida also provides dental implants for implant-supported full or partial dentures.

Implant-supported dentures, or fixed dentures, provide better bone retention and stability to improve long-term bone health. Although they do not use adhesives, these modern dentures still allow you to speak and bite comfortably without the fear of them slipping and falling out. Also, you do not have dietary restrictions while using fixed dentures! Continue reading to learn more about our denture services.

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Why Should I Replace My Missing Teeth?

Replacing missing teeth is important for a variety of reasons! Not only will it improve your smile and confidence, but it can also have a positive impact on your dental health. Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw, increased risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and other issues. Having gaps in your smile from missing teeth can cause:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Shifting teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Facial sagging
  • Speech problems
  • Difficulty biting and chewing
  • Further bone loss

If you have many missing teeth, your chance of encountering these problems increases, but they are completely preventable! Many patients who have many missing teeth or even rows of lost teeth require immediate care. Fortunately, Dr. Fedida and our dental care team can help you replace your lost teeth using different types of modern dentures.

Full Dentures in Queens, NY

Complete dentures benefit patients with full arches of missing teeth. Traditional dentures use adhesive and suction to stay in your mouth. You get about 30-40% of your bite function back with this type of denture.

At the end of each day, you will need to take out the dentures to clean them properly. You will also remove the adhesive and debris from the day with a specialized denture cleaner.

Implant-supported dentures are ideal if you prefer dentures but do not like having to remove them and maintain them daily. Dental implants give you back 100% of your bite function. They’re the most stable option for replacing missing teeth.

As few as four dental implants can support your entire denture. Instead of worrying about your restoration slipping or falling out, you can feel confident in your implant-supported dentures.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are replacement teeth that consist of a plastic base with a metal framework. Patients with many consecutive missing teeth or full rows of teeth can restore gaps in their smile with partial dentures. Traditional partial dentures simply attach to adjacent natural teeth and do not fully restore the function of the bite. When securing them using dental implants, partial dentures become a more permanent solution.

The Denture Process

The process of getting dentures is different depending on the type of denture you need. Before treatment, we will ensure you are a good candidate for dentures.

If you get implant dentures, you must have enough healthy jaw bone to help support your implant posts. Jaw bone loss is common after you lose permanent teeth. We can provide bone grafting to build up healthy bone tissue. The healthy jaw bone will grow around the implant post for a stable restoration.

For implant-supported dentures, our dentist surgically places the implant posts in your jaw. Your mouth will heal around them for 3-6 months. Then, the dentist attaches pieces we call abutments to the implant posts to secure your final prosthetic. A dental lab makes a custom denture with teeth that are the size, shape, and shade that match your smile. Once your final denture is complete, we will secure it in place.

If you’re getting traditional dentures we will pull any remaining teeth to accommodate a full denture. We will let the extraction site heal for a few weeks before we can take impressions of your bite.

Then, we will send those dental impressions to our dental lab so that they can make a custom denture that fits precisely in your mouth. When we receive your new denture from the dental lab, we will call you back in to our office. Then we will make sure that they fit properly and make any small adjustments.

While it takes less time to get removable dentures, you need to rebase or replace these restorations more often than implant dentures.

How to Care For Dentures

If you have removable dentures, tke your dentures out and gently clean them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and some denture cleaner or mild soap. Be careful not to bend or damage the dentures when handling them. Rinse them well after cleaning and keep them moist by soaking them in water or a denture-soaking solution when you’re not wearing them.

Brush your gums, tongue, and palate gently with a soft-bristled brush every morning and night. This helps keep your mouth healthy and prevents infections.

If you have implant-supported dentures, you do not need to remove your dentures for cleaning. Instead, you can brush and floss them daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture-friendly toothpaste. You can also use a water flosser or special interdental brushes to clean around the implants and under the dentures. If you have remaining teeth, ensure you brush and floss them daily.

Remember to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and adjustments to ensure your dentures continue to fit well and function properly. With proper care, your dentures can last for many years!

Dentures FAQs

Read answers to common patient questions about dentures in Jackson Heights, NY:

How often do you need to replace implant-supported dentures?

You do not need to replace implant-supported dentures often. Only in severe cases will you ever need to replace them! However, factors such as the materials, the type of implant, and your oral health can determine how long your implant dentures will last. Regular checkups with your dentist can help you determine when it’s time to replace your implant-supported dentures so that you can enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come.

Are implant-supported dentures better than traditional dentures?

Implant-supported dentures provide a more secure and comfortable fit than traditional dentures. This type of denture is held in place by titanium implants. Titanium provides stability and reduces the risk of slipping or shifting while eating, speaking, or even laughing.

Implant-supported dentures also help preserve your jawbone’s integrity. They can even improve your facial structure because they prevent bone loss. In addition, implant-supported dentures are easier to clean than traditional dentures. They require much less maintenance over their lifespan.

How much are dentures?

The cost of dentures can depend on the denture type and your number of missing teeth. Pretreatments like tooth extractions, root canals, or gum disease therapy can add to treatment costs. Dental implants also add to these costs.

Replace Missing Teeth Today

Are you missing full rows or arches of missing teeth? Restore the look and function of your smile with full or partial dentures in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst. Ask us about how we can secure your denture with dental implants. Call 929-552-6315 or schedule an appointment with Dr. Fedida online.

Let us know if you have questions about your candidacy for dentures or the denture treatment process.