Realistic Expectations for Denture Patients in Brooklyn, NY
During your initial consultation with Dr. Eugene Stanislaus he will address all of your questions and concerns in great detail before any decisions are made for your treatment. It is important that our patients maintain realistic expectations about the treatment process, performance of dentures, and improvements to lifestyle after treatment. While it would be difficult to go into adequate detail about what each individual patient’s life will be like before and after treatment at our Brooklyn, NY cosmetic dentistry practice, we would like to take some time and briefly cover these issues for our patients.
Why Realistic Expectations are Important
Realistic expectations are important for our patients since they allow prospective denture users to better understand the risks and overall benefits of dentures once they are in use. If our patients are well aware of all of the pros and cons of wearing dentures up front, then they are more likely to express overall satisfaction with their treatment. If a patient has unreasonable expectations about the treatment process or capabilities of dentures then there will be a higher chance of dissatisfaction with their treatment.
What to Expect Prior to Getting Your Dentures
During your initial dentures consultation with Dr. Eugene Stanislaus, it will be determined whether you are a good candidate for full dentures, partial dentures, or fixed dentures. For full and partial dentures, impressions will be made of your remaining teeth and the arch of your jaw and gum structure. Every effort will be made to ensure that your final dentures will match the natural look and color of your mouth and existing teeth.
For fixed dentures, Dr. Eugene Stanislaus will need to assess your candidacy for oral surgery in order to implant the artificial roots into your jaw tissue. If you are not found to be a good candidate for any of the denture options, then you will be considered for some alternatives to dentures.
What to Expect During the Denture Treatment Process
When you are having your full denture or partial denture crafted, you will be provided with a temporary denture. This will not be the same as the final denture that you receive, but it will restore some of the appearance and function that your final denture will be able to address. Once the final denture has been crafted in a dental lab (a process that can take two to three weeks), Dr. Stanislaus will make final adjustments to the denture to ensure proper contact between upper and lower rows of teeth as well as good jaw alignment.
For fixed dentures our Brooklyn, NY patients will first need to undergo oral surgery. This will involve the placement of the dental implants into the jawbone and gum tissue. The surgery will be followed by a months-long healing process so that the dental implants fuse with the structures of the mouth. This is known as osseointegration. Once healing is complete, the final denture can be placed and supported.
What to Expect After Getting Your Dentures
Having your new dentures in place will enhance your overall appearance, especially your smile. The functionality of your smile will also have been restored and you’ll be able to eat, drink, and speak with the same confidence that you once had. To ensure that your dentures last a lifetime, it is important to follow Dr. Stanislaus’ instructions for proper care and maintenance of your dentures. Replacing your missing teeth with dentures is an excellent way to restore and maintain your general and dental health so it is important to maintain them properly.
Learn More About Dentures in Brooklyn, NY
As with any cosmetic dental procedure it is very important for prospective patients to have realistic expectations regarding the treatment and results. Dr. Eugene Stanislaus will be sure to address all of your questions and concerns related to the treatment of your missing teeth with dentures. By performing a comprehensive consultation with you, your expectations before, during, and after treatment will be realistic. To schedule your free initial consultation with Dr. Stanislaus, contact our Brooklyn, NY cosmetic dentistry practice today! Dr. Stanislaus and his dedicated staff look forward to helping you get more enjoyment out of life by replacing your missing teeth with dentures!