Tooth loss is a common problem affecting millions of people across the world. When you are missing some of your teeth, you may experience significant issues, including a drop in self-esteem, problems when chewing, and even speech difficulties. If you allow yourself to go too long without replacing your missing teeth, your natural teeth may reposition themselves to fill the gaps in your smile. The effect is a change in your bite, loose teeth, and other problems.
Fortunately, there are dental restoration options available to people who are missing some or all of their teeth. On the list of restorations are dentures—replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-colored plastic base.
Dentures allow you to restore the beauty and function of your smile safely and non-invasively. Stony Brook Dental Group offers two types of dentures—partials & full dentures in Stony Brook, NY. Reach out to our dental offices if you’d like to schedule an appointment to get evaluated for dentures.
Full or complete dentures are a full set of teeth that are supported by a plastic base. These teeth are made from porcelain or plastic. When you need full dentures, our dentist in Stony Brook, NY may recommend conventional or immediate dentures. Traditional dentures are custom made from your teeth impressions while immediate dentures are made in advance. Immediate dentures often serve as temporary restorations as you await the manufacture of your conventional dentures.
Sometimes, dentures may be supported by implants. Implant-supported dentures provide a better and more comfortable fit compared to traditional, removable dentures.
Partial dentures are required when you’ve lost some of your teeth and still have some of your natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures are attached to and supported by the adjacent natural teeth using a metal framework.
Partials and full dentures in Stony Brook, NY are ideal for you if:
Are you interested in partials and full dentures near you and need help weighing your options? Reach out to our dentist in Stony Brook, NY by calling Stony Brook Dental Group today.