A denture is a removable prosthesis replacing some or all of the missing teeth in a dental arch. When dealing with the sensitive nature of missing teeth, our North Valley Stream family dentist, Kenneth Berger, DDS, treats each patient with compassion and understanding. An understanding that only a doctor with years of training and expertise can offer. Making sure to stay on the cutting-edge of all dental advancements, we make sure that our patients function as healthy, active adults. When it comes to dentures, not only can tooth loss be considerably improved, but dentures enhance your appearance and well-being. Dr. Berger, and our dedicated staff at Kenneth Berger, DDS & Associates, will work with you to assure you make an informed decision as to whether dentures are the best choice for you.
Full dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some of your natural teeth still remain. The two types of full dentures are conventional or immediate, and Dr. Berger will help you to decide which is best for you. A conventional denture is ready to be placed inside the mouth about eight to twelve weeks after the teeth have been removed and when the gum tissue has started the healing process. Immediate dentures have been made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. Over several appointments, the denture development process takes about three to six weeks. Once our North Valley Stream family dentist determines what type of appliance is best for you, measurements will be taken as well as a series of impressions of your jaw. Impressions, models, wax forms, and plastic patterns, in the exact shape and position of the denture, will be made from these impressions. We will have you try this model on several times and it will be evaluated for color, shape, and fit before the final denture is cast.
We let our patients know that even though dentures are not real teeth, you need to care for them as if they are. Before removing your dentures, you should brush them to remove plaque and food particles. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. You could ruin your dentures by trying to adjust them yourself so you should always seek assistance from Our North Valley Stream family dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose. With your well-being and oral health as a goal, you will find Dr. Berger’s exceptional care a comfort when it comes to your denture needs.