If you are missing teeth, it can have a negative impact on your confidence. It can also be detrimental to your overall oral health and nutrition. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, we can design a lifelike denture to fully restore the appearance and function of your smile. At our Staten Island, NY, practice, Drs. Alex and Jason Hecht offer both traditional and implant-supported dentures, so you can choose the treatment best suited to your needs.
Full-Arch Teeth Replacement
Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for centuries. Today’s modern designs give patients a wide range of options. Custom-crafted and removable for easy cleaning, these prostheses are more lifelike and natural-looking than ever before.
Today’s modern dentures give patients a wide range of options. Advanced dental materials mean the restorations are more durable and lifelike than ever before.
In the past, individuals with missing teeth had one option: full traditional dentures. Today, patients have several options at their fingertips, from removable to fixed. Of course, the extent of tooth loss will determine which type of denture is necessary. If you are only missing a few teeth, you may wish to explore alternative replacement options, such as dental implants. Our doctors can help determine which option is appropriate for you during an initial consultation at our practice.
Types of Dentures
The type of prosthesis which is right for you will depend on your general and oral health, your budget, and other factors. The three primary types of dentures include:
These traditional prostheses are probably what you envision when you think of dentures. Full conventional dentures replace all of the teeth on either the upper or lower dental arch. Traditional dentures rest on top of the gums and rely on natural suction and adhesives for support.
Individuals who are missing several non-adjacent teeth may benefit from a partial denture. These prostheses rest on the gums, as well, but also have metal clasps that anchor to nearby teeth for additional stability.
Since the advent of dental implants, this type of restoration has gained a substantial amount of recognition and popularity. Like their traditional counterparts, implant-supported dentures can be removable. However, they are attached to dental implants for maximum stability.
Patients who choose this option will avoid the shifting and slipping that can occur with conventional dentures, so they can enjoy all their favorite foods and speak clearly. Best of all, these patients will be able to have all stages of their treatment performed here in our office, without the need for outside referrals. From extractions to bone grafting to dental implant placement, each step can be performed by our doctors for your convenience.
All-on-4® Dental Implants
Another treatment option that has gained popularity in recent years is the All-on-4 treatment concept. This solution offers fixed full-arch teeth replacement using only four dental implants. Because All-on-4 maximizes the existing jawbone, it is often recommended for those who have experienced some degree of bone atrophy. When patients undergo All-on-4 treatment at our practice, we will place a temporary denture immediately, so they can leave our office with a brand-new smile.
Learn More about Dentures at Our Practice
If you are missing teeth, you do not have to suffer. Our doctors can help to improve your quality of life with customized dentures. To learn more, contact the practice online or give us a call at (718) 705-4434.