Dentures Succasunna

Reliable, Sturdy, & Natural-Looking Replacement Teeth 

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Dentures have been the trusted method of replacing missing teeth for decades and are a top choice among patients suffering from more drastic cases of tooth loss. Whether you opt for traditional removable dentures or ones retained by dental implants, both will help you regain a fully functional, whole smile—an absolutely priceless result! If you’re missing several or all of your teeth along an arch, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg today to learn more about how we can help rebuild your grin with dentures in Succasunna.


Why Choose Morris County Dental Associates for Dentures?

  • Implant Dentures Available
  • 30 Years of Trustworthy Dental Experience
  • We Only Use the Highest Quality of Dental Materials

Why Should You Replace Missing Teeth with Dentures?

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Tooth loss can significantly impact your oral health and appearance. Even a single missing tooth will lead to many oral health issues that will progress into larger problems. Gaps along the arch can cause your remaining teeth to shift towards the gap. Once your teeth begin to shift, this leads to a misaligned bite. People who have lost teeth are also more prone to receding gums, tooth decay, and gum disease. Finally, once a tooth is gone, the underlying jawbone will begin to slowly deteriorate, causing your facial appearance to change by developing drooping skin and sunken cheeks. People with untreated tooth loss often look years older than they really are.

There are so many benefits to replacing your teeth with dentures, including:

  • Long-term durability
  • Improve biting and chewing ability
  • Prevents facial sagging
  • Improves speech
  • Reduces the risk of gum disease

Types of Dentures

We offer several types of dentures to meet the various needs of our patients. Each type has unique advantages and disadvantages. Dentures can be removable as well as fixed. No matter which type of denture you choose, it will take some time to adjust to wearing it. Continue reading to learn about the different types of dentures.

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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 metal clasps. Partial dentures are placed between the remaining 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. The downside to partials is they rely on remaining teeth for support, which can lead to potential oral health issues.

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Full Dentures

Full or complete dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth. We can create a custom denture to go on the top or bottom jaw. A full denture will fit over the top of your gums and suction will help them remain in place. Denture adhesive can also be used if necessary. The false teeth on a complete set of dentures are fused to a base that is made out of acrylic that will mimic the appearance of gum tissue for a natural appearance. The downside to full dentures is they are not very stable. Denture wearers often complain that they move around, causing speech and chewing issues. 

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Implant Dentures

Dental implants offer a secure infrastructure for both partial and full dentures, as they anchor the denture to dental implants instead of resting on the gums. Anywhere from 2 to 6 dental implants will be surgically placed into the jawbone where they will fuse with the bone. This creates a more stable and secure fit than traditional dentures. The denture can either be fixed in place with screws or snap on to the implant fixtures. The downside to implant dentures is that not everyone will qualify for them, and some patients may require a graft to strengthen the jawbone so it can support the implants. However, this solution offers significantly more benefits for your health and overall well-being compared to traditional removable dentures.

Denture FAQs

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 room temperature water 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 the jaw and facial structure, giving patients a more youthful appearance.

Are partials supposed to hurt?

Partial dentures should not hurt because 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 adhesive can combat this issue, as it seals the space between your denture and your gums so that nothing can get caught in between.