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Dentures – Fanwood, NJ

Giving Patients Complete Smiles Once Again

An older man in the dentist chair

Traditional dentures have come a long way. Dr. Osman at Scotch Plains Fanwood Dental Care understands just how difficult it can be to go through life with missing teeth and at no point does he want any of his patients to feel embarrassed by an incomplete smile. With dentures in Fanwood, their durability and natural look can give patients a complete smile once again. Don’t continue to move through life with a tight-lipped smile. Call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Osman today.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures

Dentures are a customizable prosthetic that replaces all the teeth along a patient’s top or bottom row. Created to look completely natural, they can be removable (traditional dentures) or permanently fixed within a patient’s mouth (implant-retained dentures).

Advancements in dentistry have made it possible for patients to actually enjoy living with dentures. Before, the materials used made it difficult to adjust to these prosthetics; however, patients will now experience a much more enjoyable fit.

Types of Dentures

A partial denture

Whether you need a full arch of teeth replaced or just a few along the same row, there are two different options available: partial dentures or full dentures.

Partial Dentures

Even a few missing teeth can make it unbearable to smile. If you’re seeing a tooth here and a tooth there, the feeling of embarrassment can be overwhelming. Thankfully, a partial denture can restore your smile in a way that will make it almost impossible for anyone to notice a difference between your real and prosthetic teeth.

A partial denture is made to fit like a puzzle piece. Using a gum-colored base and a metal wire, the areas with missing teeth will be filled with prosthetic teeth made to match your natural tooth color, size, and shape. Clips or clasps hold the partial in place.

Full Dentures

Made from a natural-colored acrylic base, full dentures sit snugly on top of your gums. If you need an upper denture, you can plan on it covering the entire roof of your mouth. However, if you need a lower denture, it will be made to look like a horseshow so there is room for your tongue.

Dr. Osman will first take measurements and impressions of your jaw, allowing the dental lab technicians to have what they need to build your custom dentures. Your natural suction will hold them in place, but, if you’re looking for added security, you can always purchase a denture adhesive.

Implant-Retained Dentures

If something sitting on your gums isn’t the level of security you were hoping for, there is another solution. Implant-retained dentures are a beneficial option for individuals who want a permanent restoration. Using 4-6 titanium posts, your dentist in Fanwood will strategically place them along the jawbone before sending you home to heal.

The implant (post) must fuse to the bone in order to be successful. Because they act like a tooth’s root, it will keep your jawbone stimulated and strong, which is vital to preventing dental implant failure.

Once you’ve fully healed, you’ll return to have your customized denture secured into place.

Benefits of Dentures

An older woman smiling

If you’re looking for a reason to choose dentures, here are a few:

  • Offer functionality and restored ability to eat, chew, speak, and smile
  • Increase confidence and overall appearance
  • Creates a natural look
  • Improves oral health and general wellness
  • Offers a long-lasting solution to partial or full tooth loss

Cost of Dentures

A piggy bank on top of a mouth mold

As it is with any form of dental work, the cost must be considered. During your consultation with Dr. Osman, you can expect him to go over the various factors that will contribute to the overall cost of your new prosthetic. Some of these include:

  • Type of dentures needed
  • The number of missing teeth you have
  • The materials used
  • Any pre-denture dental work needed (i.e. extractions, gum disease therapy, etc.)