Without healthy teeth, simple activities like laughing or eating can feel like a constant battle. That’s why Irina Yesina, DDS, located in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, recommends custom-fit dentures to her patients who are struggling to cope with damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. A new set of dentures can restore your confidence and self-esteem. If you think dentures are the right teeth replacement option for you, call Irina Yesina, DDS, or book an appointment online today.
Dentures are prosthetic teeth and gums that replace your missing teeth, restoring your ability to laugh, smile, and chew with comfort and ease. There are four main types of dentures that may suit your unique needs:
Conventional full dentures replace all of your teeth. Therefore, all of your existing teeth must be removed before you are fit for your new artificial teeth. They are completely removable and easy to clean. It’s best to rinse your dentures after eating and drinking anything other than water, ensuring they remain in excellent condition.
Conventional dentures require you to be without teeth while your gums heal from the extraction process. This often takes months, but it is not your only option. Immediate dentures are placed right after your existing teeth are removed, so you never have to be without teeth. The only downside is, your dentures will have to be relined months after being placed, as swelling and inflammation subside throughout the healing process.
Partial dentures are recommended if your healthy teeth are not strong enough to support alternative tooth replacement methods, such as a dental bridge. They are typically fastened to your surrounding teeth on a metal frame and are removable, just like conventional full dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are replacement teeth that are permanently fixed to dental implants. Though more costly and time-consuming, implant-supported dentures are more stable and comfortable than alternative options.
Because dentures are removable prosthetic teeth, they must be cleaned and cared for regularly. It’s recommended that you rinse and clean your dentures after each meal or snack. In addition, the following tips can help keep your dentures in good condition:
Over time, your dentures will need to be relined, rebased, or replaced, but proper care can help extend their life. If you think you would be an ideal candidate for dentures, call Irina Yesina, DDS, or book an appointment online today.