Dentures May be an Option for You in Brooklyn, NY
If you are missing a few, many, or even all of your teeth then the chances are good that you have been considering your options for replacing those missing teeth. One strong option for replacing missing teeth is dentures provided by Dr. Eugene Stanislaus and his Brooklyn, NY cosmetic dentistry team. It may be difficult to choose from all of the options and types of dentures, so it is important for you to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Stanislaus so that together you can decide upon the most appropriate treatment for your unique dental situation. For now, though, let’s just cover some basic principles of who makes an excellent candidate for dentures.
Ideal Candidates for Full Dentures
Patients that are best served by full dentures are those that are missing most or all of their teeth on the top or bottom jaw. Full dentures would completely replace an entire row of missing teeth and would restore all basic functions of those missing teeth.
Ideal Candidates for Partial Dentures
Patients that would be better suited for partial dentures are those that are missing several teeth in a target area of the mouth, such as several teeth in a row. Partial dentures would utilize neighboring healthy teeth for additional support as well as the natural existing structure of the patient’s mouth.
Ideal Candidates for Fixed Dentures
Fixed dentures provide the most secure hold for our Brooklyn, NY patients without the use of adhesive denture creams or bonding agents. Fixed type dentures utilize dental implants to secure the dental restoration in proper place. Patients may be good candidates for fixed dentures if they are missing many or all of their teeth. Special consideration must be given to a patient’s overall oral health when choosing fixed dentures because they need to have adequate gum tissue and jaw bone density to support the surgically implanted artificial anchors.
Denture Alternatives for Non-Candidates
It is uncommon that a patient is deemed a non-candidate for full dentures, partial dentures, or implant supported fixed dentures but even in these cases there are still alternatives to dentures to consider in order to treat the missing teeth. Dental bridges are an option that seamlessly span the unsightly gap left between existing teeth by missing teeth. For patients missing only one or two teeth, dental implant supported crowns are another fantastic option available. Dr. Eugene Stanislaus will cover your options for replacing missing teeth at your initial consultation at his Brooklyn, NY cosmetic dentistry practice.
Learn More About Dentures in Brooklyn, NY
Dentures are the most prescribed treatment for patients that are missing multiple, many or all of their teeth. The allow patients to regain their abilities to eat, drink, and speak all while enhancing their overall appearance and self-esteem. The benefits are certainly not just aesthetic; overall oral health also stabilizes and improves with the use of dentures. To learn more about dentures and to schedule your free consultation with expert cosmetic dentist Dr. Eugene Stanislaus, contact our Brooklyn, NY office today!