Dentures Specialist

East Village Dental Center

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in East Village, New York, NY

When you’re missing all or most of your teeth in one or two arches, dentures are the simplest, fastest, and most affordable way to replace them. Whether you need immediate dentures, partial dentures, or implant-supported dentures, the expert dentists at East Village Dental Center in New York City fit you using high-tech digital technology for maximum comfort and function. To get your smile back quickly, call the friendly East Village Dental Center or request an appointment out via the online form.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Traditional dentures are a series of false teeth implanted in a base that fits onto your gums. Dentures are the oldest form of tooth replacement and have been in use since about the seventh century BC. 

What are the types of dentures?

The dentists at East Village Dental Center offer a variety of dentures. They help you choose from:

  • Conventional dentures —  full arch of false teeth in a resin base that fits snugly over your gums
  • Immediate dentures — prepared before tooth removal so you can wear them directly after extraction 
  • Partial dentures — dentures that replace a series of missing teeth 
  • Implant-supported dentures — dentures that fit over surgically implanted titanium posts

Most dentures are made of durable acrylic resins.  You can also get dentures with porcelain teeth, but if you drop them, they could break. The hard porcelain may also damage natural teeth, so your dentist recommends them only when both arches are replaced.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Dentures are a fast, nonsurgical way to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Wearing dentures allows you to chew your food properly and aids digestion. When you care for your dentures, they also protect your gums from bacteria and infections.

What are the disadvantages to dentures?

Unlike dental implants, dentures don’t put enough stress on your jawbone to produce new bone cells. With long-term denture use, you may experience jawbone atrophy.

Dentures must be removed to be cleaned and require special soaking solutions. Dentures may slip and may make it difficult to eat or speak until you’ve adjusted to them.

What happens when I get dentures?

If your teeth are already missing and your gums have healed, your East Village Dental Center dentist takes digital images of your gums and sends them to a lab that creates custom-fitted dentures. Within a couple of weeks, your new dentures are ready. You can wear a noncustom set of immediate dentures while you’re waiting.

If your teeth haven’t yet been removed, your dentist takes digital images of your teeth and sends them to a lab so they can create immediate dentures. Once the immediate dentures are ready, your dentist extracts the damaged or decayed teeth and then places the dentures. You come back every few weeks for adjustments, as your gums heal.

To restore your smile, contact the experts at East Village Dental Center about dentures by phone or online form.