Video: Mini Dental Implants and DenturesDr. Degel placed mini dental implants and dentures to treat this patient's dental issues. In this clip, our patient talks about the result of her mini dental implants and dentures that she received here several years ago and how they have improved her quality of life. Enlarge Video View All Videos
If you are a candidate for dentures and live in the Queens or New York City areas, turn to the experienced dentists at Astoria Dental Group. Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel have years of experience crafting custom dentures to help patients speak, eat, and smile with confidence.
Why Get Dentures?
Missing teeth can negatively affect eating, speaking, and the aesthetics of your smile. They also can also cause your jaw to lose bone mass, your remaining teeth to shift, and your face to suffer alterations in appearance. Perhaps most importantly, missing teeth mar the beauty of your smile and take away your ability to smile and laugh freely.
Dentures restore the look and function of your smile, are custom-crafted just for you, and are easy to maintain. Today’s dentures are natural-looking, more comfortable than ever, and last for decades with proper care. If you are missing one or more teeth, you should look into dentures as a long-term solution, as well as alternatives such as dental bridges and dental implants.
Types of Dentures
There are many types of dentures, each designed to remedy specific dental problems.
If you are missing only a few teeth, partial dentures may be a great choice for you. If you are missing more teeth, complete dentures may be needed. Complete dentures can only be fitted after any remaining teeth are extracted and the gums have healed.
We also offer immediate dentures, upper dentures, and over dentures.
- Immediate dentures are placed immediately after any remaining teeth are extracted, and may need to be adjusted later as your gums heal. Only certain patients are candidates for immediate dentures.
- Upper dentures replace your upper teeth only.
- Over dentures use one or more of your remaining teeth for support. The advantage of this type is greater stability when chewing.
Implant-retained dentures lock onto dental implants placed with the Mini Drive-Lock™ system.
Mini Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures provide an excellent restorative solution for patients missing all of their teeth from either jaw or both jaws. Mini implants are slimmer in diameter than traditional implants and can be placed in a smaller or weaker amount of bone. This means that some patients who are not good candidates for traditional implants can benefit from the procedure. Once they are in place, implant-supported dentures are unparalleled in their stability, and are nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Crafting and Fitting Dentures
Regardless of type, crafting and fitting dentures is a multi-step process. At our office serving both Long Island and New York City, we work to make the process efficient and comfortable, while taking all the steps to ensure a superior fit and a natural-looking result.
In your first appointment, one of our dentists will take a wax bite impression. This impression provides exacting measurements of your teeth, gums, and mouth.
Next, your dentures will be carefully crafted in a dental lab. During your follow-up appointment, your dentist will work with you to fine-tune the shape, color, and fit of the dentures.
When this process is complete, you should be free to enjoy your dentures for many years to come!
Contact Astoria Dental Group for All Types of Dentures
We realize that missing teeth are a common problem; fortunately, there is a wide range of great solutions that will give you back your smile! Having served Long Island and New York City for many years, our dentists are experienced in helping patients explore their options, helping them select dentures that can let them enjoy their lives and smile with confidence. Please contact Astoria Dental Group today to learn more.