Complete Your Smile with Custom Partial Dentures
If you are missing all of your teeth, you may already recognize that traditional or implant-supported dentures may be the best option for you. But if you have several missing teeth that are not next to one another, you may be wondering which type of prosthetic is the best restorative option.
Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel can design and fabricate partial dentures for patients with several missing teeth who still have some healthy remaining teeth left. Each restoration at Astoria Dental Group in Queens, NY, is designed with your unique features in mind. We use state-of-the-art technology including digital impressions and an on-site dental lab to ensure accuracy and outstanding results.
What Are Partial Dentures?
A partial denture is a set of prosthetic teeth mounted to a plastic base that matches the color of your gums. The denture is fitted with clasps that fit snugly around your remaining teeth, much like a retainer. It is a more immediate and affordable alternative to a dental bridge, which is permanently affixed in place via dental crowns. Because partial dentures are removable, you can remove them for cleaning, making maintenance very simple.
The Treatment Process
We will begin your treatment by conducting an oral health evaluation to determine whether partial dentures are the best choice for you. If any of your remaining teeth are irreparably damaged, decayed, or infected, we may recommend periodontal treatment or an extraction first, along with alternative treatments such as implant-supported dentures.
Designing Your Partial Denture
Your partial denture is designed according to your needs, the look of your smile, and your facial features. Our practice is equipped with SmilePix, software that allows us to digitally show you what you could look like after treatment.
Once any outstanding oral health issues have been addressed, we will take impressions of your smile using our TRIOS® 3Shape intraoral scanner. This innovative technology eliminates the need for putty impressions, which can be messy and uncomfortable, especially for patients with a sensitive gag reflex.
Partial dentures...are securely fastened to your remaining teeth and ridges to help you eat, speak, and smile comfortably.
Delivering Your Device
We will use these impressions to design and fabricate your dentures in our in-house lab. When your restoration is ready, you can come back to Astoria Dental Group for your fitting. Our doctors will check your bite and make sure that the denture does not compromise your alignment or biting force. If you are happy with your device, you can take it home and begin enjoying your newly enhanced smile.
How Partial Dentures Can Improve Your Life
Living with missing teeth is difficult for emotional and practical reasons. Not only can it leave you feeling self-conscious when laughing or speaking, but it can also make everyday life more difficult. You may not be able to enjoy your favorite foods or properly chew your meals. If left untreated, missing teeth can also lead to misalignment and other oral health issues.
Partial dentures fill in the empty spaces left behind by missing teeth. They are securely fastened to your remaining teeth and ridges to help you eat, speak, and smile comfortably.
Visit Our Practice for More Information
If you have several missing teeth but want to keep your healthy remaining teeth, a partial denture may be the ideal solution for you. Our doctors will design and fabricate your restoration with your smile and facial features in mind so that you can enjoy improved function and boosted self-confidence for many years to come. To find out if partial dentures are an option for you, schedule a consultation at Astoria Dental Group. Contact us online or call us at (718) 278-1123 for more information.