East Village Dental PC

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lower East Side, New York, NY

Dentures do more than replace your missing teeth; they give you back your smile. If you’re interested in getting dentures, schedule a visit with the team of professionals at East Village Dental in New York City. They provide their patients with beautiful, natural-looking dentures at their state-of-the-art clinic in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Book your visit today by calling the office or scheduling online.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are a prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth. There are a few different types of dentures, but generally speaking, they consist of a gum-colored base that supports artificial teeth. The artificial teeth are porcelain or composite resin, both of which have a similar color and translucency as tooth enamel.

Dentures have seen vast improvements in recent years. Today’s dentures are more comfortable than ever and look incredibly natural.

What are the different types of dentures?

There are different types of dentures to suit different needs and preferences:

Partial dentures versus full dentures

If you still have healthy teeth in your smile and only need to replace some of your teeth, you can get partial dentures. Partial dentures attach to your smile with clasps or with a base with openings where you still have natural teeth. With partial dentures, your natural teeth and artificial teeth work side-by-side.

Full dentures replace all of the teeth in your smile. You get full dentures if you’re missing all of the teeth in one or both of your jaws, or if you need to have your remaining teeth extracted.

Traditional dentures versus implant-supported dentures

Traditional dentures attach to your smile by creating a gentle suction against your oral anatomy. You can also use a special adhesive to help traditional dentures stay in place in your mouth.

Implant-supported dentures stay in place with the help of dental implants, which are tiny titanium or ceramic posts that your dentist surgically embeds in your jawbone. 

Implant-supported dentures tend to be more comfortable and secure, and they also provide your jawbone with healthy stimulation. In many cases, the team at East Village Dental only needs to install 4-6 implants to support your dentures.

Do you repair dentures?

East Village Dental offers exceptional repairs and relines of dentures. Whether you accidentally drop your dentures or your mouth has shrunk or changed size, the team of dental professionals can work with you to make your dentures more comfortable. If a reline or a repair can’t fix the problem, they work with you to design a brand new set of dentures.

Schedule your visit with East Village Dental by calling the office or booking online, and restore your smile with beautiful and natural-looking dentures today.