While a single tooth dental implant and a dental bridge can address minor tooth loss, such as the loss of one to three teeth, often we encounter more serious cases of advanced tooth loss. If a patient is missing most, or all, of their teeth, we can recommend a full or partial dental prosthetic. Do you have questions about dentures?
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
Question: What if I’m not missing all of my teeth?
Answer: In that case, we may suggest a partial. The prosthetic consists of your new teeth and a base made from acrylic, which mimics the appearance of tooth enamel. There are also metal clasps, which attach to the teeth and anchor your news ones in place. We can replace multiple missing teeth, even if they are spread out across the arch.
Question: Can you address total tooth loss?
Answer: We can with a full set of dentures. Like partials, they have an acrylic base that matches the appearance of natural gum tissue. They will also have a full row of new teeth. The prosthetic will be held in place with natural suction and you can use a special adhesive for added security.
Question: Can dental implants secure a prosthetic?
Answer: We can use multiple dental implants to secure a full denture, providing a fixed option that doesn’t slip when you eat or speak. We will first need to examine your smile to make sure you have enough jawbone tissue to support the new tooth.
Question: How does untreated tooth loss impact my smile?
Answer: Without treatment, missing teeth can lead to difficulty eating, limit the kinds of foods you can consume. You can also have trouble speaking clearly or may simply feel embarrassed about your appearance. If you have any questions or concerns about missing teeth and dentures, then please contact our office today.
Do You Suffer From Tooth Loss?
At Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, we have multiple options for addressing advanced tooth loss. We’ve proudly served our patients in Astoria, NY (including Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and all surrounding communities) since 1991. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Leibowitz, call our office in Astoria today at 718-728-8320.