Do you have missing teeth? Perhaps you need to replace all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw. Here at Leeman Dental, we understand the frustrations and difficulties, both practical and cosmetic, that come with not having a full set of teeth. With our Great Neck dentures, you can get back your complete smile, and be able to speak, chew, and laugh again with total confidence.
Partial removable dentures are ideal when you have only a few teeth that are missing. Our dentist will take impressions and send them to the dental lab where your dentures will be made. They consist of a plastic base colored to resemble your gums so that they blend in. On top of the base will be the applicable number of prosthetic teeth. Your dentures will be held in with adhesive when you put them in and clasps on either side of the dentures that attach to the neighboring teeth. Unlike a fixed bridge, your surrounding teeth will not have to be affected, and you will not lose any of your natural tooth material. If, on the other hand, you need our Great Neck dentures to replace all of the teeth on one jaw, the construction of the base and teeth are similar, but there are no clasps since there are no teeth to attach them to. Also, there is typically a waiting period of several weeks after the last of your natural teeth have been taken out. This is to allow for the shrinking of gum and bone tissue to allow for a more precise fit. If you require your dentures sooner, though, this can be done. You will just need some additional adjustments later.
Don’t struggle with less than a full complement of teeth. Our Great Neck dentures are a simple and very effective way to restore your smile. Call us today and schedule an appointment.