Dentures have been a lasting method for for replacing missing teeth and that’s because they are safe, effective, and reasonably priced. At our cosmetic dental office in Ocean Township, you can get partial dentures to replace one or several teeth or you can get full dentures when all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw are missing. When one or several teeth need to be replaced, you not only have a cosmetic issue to address, but you also have to be concerned about the remaining teeth on that jaw shifting. That can cause discomfort or lead to an occlusion (also called your bite) that’s off. And if you have to replace all of your upper or lower teeth, dentures give you the ability to eat normal food again as well as restoring a full smile to your face.
Partial dentures are sometimes called removable bridges. Unlike fixed bridges, there isn’t any need to drill the tooth on either side of the bridge to properly anchor it. Partial dentures are held in with denture adhesive on your gums and a clasp on either side of it. The replacement teeth will be on a foundation that is made of plastic and is colored to match your gums. It’s held in with a metal frame. Our cosmetic dental office in Ocean Township will take impressions of your mouth to ensure a good fit for your partial dentures.
Most complete dentures are referred to as conventional. This means that after the remainder of your natural teeth have been removed, there will be a waiting period of about two to three months. This gives your bones and gums the opportunity to shrink naturally and makes for a more precise and secure fit for your dentures. If, however, you require yours sooner, the option of immediate dentures is available. There will be no waiting period, but you will probably need to come in for adjustments to account for the changes in your gum and bone structure as they shrink later on. While conventional dentures are recommended, our cosmetic dental office in Ocean Township understands that your individual circumstances may necessitate a more timely process.