Dentures Specialist

286 Madison Dental -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

286 Madison Dental

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Midtown, New York, NY

There are a surprising amount of benefits to replacing your teeth with dentures. At 286 Madison Dental in Midtown, Manhattan, the team creates custom dentures that are easy to clean and look just like your natural teeth or even better. They also offer implant-supported dentures. To learn more about how dentures work and how to care for them, call the New York City office or request an appointment online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

If you’re missing multiple teeth or even all of your teeth, dentures are a great option to fill your smile and restore your facial structure. They consist of a rubbery pink base that imitates the appearance of your gums. 

The team at 286 Madison Dental puts time into making your dentures to make sure they look natural in your mouth.

What types of dentures can I get?

Dentures come in several types. If you’re only missing some of your teeth and not a whole row, you can get partial dentures to replace those missing while leaving spaces for your remaining natural teeth to fit into. 

If you’re missing a full row of teeth, you need full dentures instead. You might need to have a few final teeth removed to make way for full dentures.

You have options for full dentures from 286 Madison Dental:

Conventional full dentures

For conventional full dentures, your dentist removes all of your remaining teeth. After this appointment, you must wait a few months before receiving your denture set. This means that you must live without teeth for this time.

Immediate full dentures

For immediate dentures, your dentist takes measurements for your dentures before removing your remaining teeth to ensure that they’re ready to fit right in after removing your teeth. 

However, you need to come back for another fitting appointment because your jaw may change position slightly as your mouth heals from the extractions.

Implant-supported full dentures

If you need to replace a full row of teeth but don’t like the idea of full dentures that come out too easily, your dentist may direct you to implant-supported dentures. These dentures attach to implant abutments, but you can still remove them at will. 

How should I care for my dentures?

Caring for removable dentures isn’t the same as caring for your natural teeth, but you must still clean them diligently and continue coming in for regular cleanings and exams. 

To care for your dentures and maximize their lifespan, you must:

  • Take them out while you sleep
  • Keep them in water when out of your mouth
  • Rinse food and debris off your dentures
  • Brush them with a soft toothbrush and cleaner or non-abrasive toothpaste
  • Brush your gums and cheeks thoroughly when you remove the dentures

It takes some time to get used to dentures, but having them is far superior to going without teeth entirely. 

Book your consultation for dentures at 286 Madison Dental by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.