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Do you need to have your teeth pulled because of an oral health condition? Do you have missing teeth that make it hard to chew or make you self-conscious when smiling? The answer to your problems could be a partial or complete denture in Yorktown Heights. Get more information below about the various types of dentures you can choose.
What Are Partial and Complete Dentures?
Dentures are prostheses that provide replacement teeth for people who are missing some or all of their lower or upper teeth. Some dentures can replace the tissue around your teeth, and there are also implant versions. Affordable quality dentures and implants fall into partial and complete categories. Partial dentures are generally made when you still have natural teeth. Full dentures are made when you’re missing all of your teeth.
Kinds of Removable Dentures
There are several types of dentures in the partial and complete categories. Talk to our dentists during your visit for a recommendation on which type of dentures would best suit your oral health needs.
Complete denture prosthodontics act as teeth replacements for people who have lost all of their lower or upper teeth. While some people only need one complete denture, others might need two.
Complete dentures cost less than other denture and implant options. This is mainly because there are fewer complete denture steps required for fabrication. Getting a complete denture in Yorktown Heights requires the extraction of all teeth from the lower or upper jaw. Then, you have to wait a minimum of eight weeks for your gums to heal before your dentist can make the denture. Waiting ensures your new device will fit correctly.
As removable partial dentures or RPDs, transitional dentures serve as temporary replacement teeth while your gums heal after extractions. If you’re having your teeth removed because of a health problem, our dentists might give you a transitional partial denture so that you don’t have to go completely without teeth.
Our dentists can add replacement teeth to your transitional denture as more of your teeth are pulled. This prevents you from needing numerous teeth extracted all at once. When all of your teeth are out and your gums are healed, our dentists will replace the transitional RPD with a more permanent prosthesis.
Partial Removable Dentures
Also called a partial removable denture, this prosthesis has a gum-colored base. A metal framework might hold the denture in place while you’re using it. Our dentists can make a removable partial denture for one tooth, if necessary. However, you can also get a removable partial denture in Yorktown Heights for several missing teeth.
The aesthetic purpose of a removable partial denture is to fill the gaps that missing teeth leave in your smile. However, it can also prevent your natural teeth from moving. We can you give you a removable partial denture cost estimate. Ask us if flexible removable partial dentures could be beneficial for you.
As a full denture option, an immediate denture is available to you on the same day that our dentists remove your natural teeth. The immediate denture steps begin with up to five visits to our office. This is because the immediate denture procedure requires that we make the prosthesis before extracting your teeth. Then, we remove the teeth behind your canines, and you don’t have to wait for your gums to heal to use it. Talk to our staff about getting an immediate denture cost estimate.
Implant-supported dentures are also a full denture option. The difference is that these are attached to dental implants and don’t rest on your gums. Denture implants are ideal if you have enough jawbone for teeth implants.
Implant dentures come in two options. Ball-retained dentures connect to the implants with sockets and ball-shaped metal attachments. Bar-retained dentures connect up to five implants via clips on a thin metal bar. Contact our office for a denture implants cost estimate. Call us at (914) 357-8916 today to schedule your appointment or book an appointment online.