Dentures Renew the Function and Appearance of Your Smile
Are you missing several teeth or an entire dental arch due to decay, gum disease, or injury? With customized dentures, including traditional and implant-supported options, patients can regain the ability to eat their favorite foods and smile with ease. Using the latest dental technology, Dr. Andrew S. Paek in Englewood, NJ, offers quality dentures as a long-lasting restorative treatment option.
Widespread tooth loss can damage your confidence and impact your quality of life. For example, patients often feel less inclined to engage in social activities or family events. Dentures can help, and offer a variety of benefits that include:
- Fill sunken cheeks for a youthful appearance
- Allow patients to speak more clearly
- Ability to enjoy your favorite foods
- Improved self-confidence in social situations
To help our patients maximize the benefits of their treatment, we use both traditional acrylic materials and DuraFlex™ dentures. DuraFlex is an innovative option that allows for adjustments, resists discoloration over time, and offers a more natural look and feel.
Full or Partial Dentures
Full traditional dentures are removable restorations that replace a whole row of missing teeth. Partial dentures are used to replace several missing teeth in a row, while still preserving your remaining natural teeth. The restorations typically use clasps secured to adjacent teeth on either side, or are secured with dental implants.
We offer both traditional acrylic materials and DuraFlex dentures, which resist discoloration over time and offer a more natural look and feel.
Our practice also offers a third option - partial dentures which are attached to adjacent dental crowns. This provides patients a treatment option that is more affordable than implant-supported dentures and more secure than traditional restorations. These dentures are available with acrylic-based or cast-metal-based materials.
Traditional vs. Implant-Supported Dentures
Traditional full dentures are held in place with a combination of dental adhesive and natural suction. In contrast, implant-supported dentures are secured by titanium posts which are surgically embedded in the jaw. In addition to providing a sturdy, permanent foundation, implants also provide stimulation to the jaw bone. The surrounding tissue naturally deteriorates after tooth loss and implants are the only restorative method which can prevent this atrophy.
The process for receiving dentures depends on which type you choose, but your doctor will go over your treatment timeline beforehand so you know exactly what to expect. The preparatory stage consists of readying your mouth for dentures. If you still have damaged or decayed teeth that are not repairable, your doctor may perform tooth extractions, and if you have any periodontal (gum) disease, it will need to be managed before you are fitted for your restoration.
Once existing conditions are treated, your doctor will take impressions of your gums and any remaining teeth, which will be used to customize your dentures at a trusted lab. You may be provided with a temporary denture until your next appointment. When your permanent restoration is complete, your doctor will make sure it fits snugly and comfortably, making any adjustments if necessary. Lastly, your doctor will provide thorough instructions for maintaining your new denture. During your twice-yearly exams, we will check the integrity of the restoration and provide any adjustments that are needed in the future.
Schedule a Restorative Consultation
If you want to restore the function and appearance of your smile, partial, full, or implant-supported dentures may be the right treatment for you. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paek, contact us online or call us today at (201) 227-0635.
"Dr. Paek and his team were punctual, friendly, and most importantly turned something I dread into a pleasant experience (as pleasant as it can be). I highly recommend."Kieran B. - Yelp Review