Dentures in New Providence
If you are missing a single tooth, several teeth, or even a full arch of your upper or lower teeth, dentures from Dr. Herko at New Providence Dentistry can give you your smile back. Dentures are an affordable tooth replacement option, and this treatment is typically covered by dental insurance. They offer rapid results, allowing patients to completely restore the form and function of their smile in just one or two appointments.
There are many different types of partial dentures, and Dr. Herko will discuss your needs during a consultation to determine which kind will work best for you. Though partials can be made out of different material, they all essentially do the same thing. Partial dentures attach to your healthy teeth and hold a false tooth (typically a dental crown) in place. This allows you to smile, chew, and speak normally, and avoid issues related to tooth loss, such as shifting teeth.
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Full Arch Dentures
Full arch dentures are typically only recommended for patients who have serious oral health issues, like a full arch of damaged or decayed teeth, or irreversible periodontal disease. In order to replace the upper, lower, or both arches of teeth with full arch dentures, all remaining teeth must be extracted. Once the teeth have been extracted and your gums and jaw have healed, a custom denture is made to fit perfectly over your gumline and replace all of your teeth.
Implant-supported dentures use a series of 4-6 dental implants that are placed directly into your gum and jaw bone. These implants are designed to heal and integrate with your mouth and function as artificial tooth roots. Once the implants heal, custom dentures snap onto the implants, usually using a ball-and-socket system, completely restoring your smile. Implant-supported dentures prevent bone loss, which is a common problem after tooth loss, and they can last a lifetime with proper care.
Questions About Dentures?
If you have any questions about dentures or which treatment may be right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Herko at New Providence Dentistry to discuss your needs, goals, and budget. With years of experience and an informative, patient-focused approach to dentistry, she will help you understand which options are right for you. Give us a call now at (908) 376-9297, or come to our office at 571 Central Ave., Suite 100, New Providence, NJ 07974 to schedule your consultation.