Dr. Ira Goldberg offers experienced dental care for full and partial dentures in Morris County, NJ. Patients who have multiple missing teeth or even full arches of missing teeth benefit from receiving dentures. This restorative dentistry option improves the aesthetics of your smile as well as your oral health, giving back the ability to eat and speak with confidence and comfort. At Morris County Dental Associates, our professional team is dedicated to ensuring comfortable and comprehensive dental solutions for patients with missing teeth.
Dr. Goldberg is a leading local dentist for the placement of implant-supported dentures and All On Four. He will provide a thorough dental exam and explain all suitable treatment options during a consultation. The placement of a permanent, natural-looking smile using an implant-supported denture can be a life-changing experience. If you have been suffering from a slipping denture or have been edentulous, Dr. Goldberg can work with you to restore your smile and your quality of life with personalized care.
Reasons to Receive Dentures
- Long term durability
- Improve biting and chewing ability
- Prevents facial sagging
- Improves speech
- Reduces the risk of gum disease
If the gaps left by multiple missing teeth are not filled, several problems may arise, including:
- Receding gums
- Shifting teeth
- Bone loss
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Misaligned bite
- Facial sagging
Types of Dentures
Partial Dentures: Several missing teeth may be replaced with partial dentures, a similar restoration to a dental bridge. This solution is made of false teeth, an acrylic base, and small hooks. Partial dentures are placed between the remaining natural teeth for a seamless and natural look. This treatment option can make it easier for patients to bite and chew as it balances the force of their bite.
Full Dentures: Full or complete dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth. These dentures fit over the top of your gums for a stable restoration. Full dentures can be removable or supported by dental implants. However, dentures provide a more stable restoration when secured with implants.
Implant-supported Dentures: Dental implants offer a secure infrastructure for both partial and full dentures. However, patients need sufficient jawbone tissue to receive implants. Bone grafting may be done for patients who need a stable foundation for implants. Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw bone. After a healing period, the implants are covered with dental crowns, and the supporting bar that makes up the denture is secured.
How many hours a day should you wear partial dentures?
We recommend that patients wear their dentures during the day, and remove them at night before bed. Your mouth and gum tissue need between six to eight hours to rest without dentures in. Patients may soak their dentures in mouthwash or a denture cleaning solution at night.
How long do partial dentures take to settle?
It typically takes a few days to a week for partial dentures to settle and for your gums to adjust to the pressure the dentures place on them. It is normal to experience tender pain or sensitivity during this time. With time you will adjust and they will feel comfortable and completely normal.
Can you eat normally with a partial denture?
Patients can eat normally with a partial denture. Once patients adjust to the feeling of speaking and chewing with their dentures, they may need to adjust their diet. Patients should avoid sticky foods such as chewy candies, chewing gum, and peanut butter. We also advise patients to be careful when chewing tough meats and bread.
Will dentures change the shape of my face?
Dentures may alter the shape of some patients’ faces, but usually in a positive way. Dentures offer extra support to patients’ jaw and facial structure. This may give patients a younger or more youthful appearance.
Are partials supposed to hurt?
Partial dentures should not hurt. We create them to fit your mouth perfectly. During the first few weeks after getting dentures, it is not uncommon to feel slight discomfort; however, this will go away. After a week or two, you should feel comfortable and pain-free while wearing your dentures.
How do I keep food from getting under my partial denture?
When eating with a partial or full denture, you may experience food particles sticking between your denture and gum tissue. This may cause discomfort and gum irritation. Denture adhesives can combat this issue. For example, it seals the space between your denture and your gums so that nothing can get caught in between.
Schedule a Denture Appointment Today
Dr. Goldberg offers all types of dentures and partials in Succasunna, NJ. You can call our dental office, Morris County Dental Associates, at 973-298-5893. Request an appointment with Dr. Goldberg online and see the difference that restorative dental care can make in your life. We welcome new patients seeking to restore their smile after tooth loss and Dr. Goldberg can also provide an experienced second opinion and treatment alternatives for those wanting to further explore tooth replacement options.