Completely Restore a Missing Smile with Dentures
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, a set of lifelike dentures is one of the most reliable, immediate options available for restoring your smile. Dentures consist of artificial teeth set into an acrylic base, that is in turn colored to blend in with the gums.
At Malki Dental in River Edge, NJ, we offer both traditional and implant-supported options for patients with extensive tooth loss. Dr. Stephen J. Malki understands the stress and discomfort associated with losing your teeth. He not only designs natural-looking dentures, but can also place dental implants at his office for streamlined care.
The Benefits of Dentures
Tooth loss affects both the function and appearance of your smile. Dentures can combat these effects, from improving your speech and ability to eat to giving you more confidence in your smile. Furthermore, for patients on a budget, traditional dentures are often the least expensive solution for addressing tooth loss. With proper care, your dentures may last 10 years or more.
Choosing the Right Option for You
During your initial consultation with Dr. Malki, he will conduct an full evaluation of your oral health and may also recommend x-rays or a cone beam CT scan to examine the underlying structures of your smile. There are a few different types of dentures, including:
- Full Dentures: A full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Where an upper denture covers the roof of your mouth and teeth, the lower one is shaped to cover just the teeth.
- Partial Dentures: A partial denture consists of an acrylic, gum-colored base, artificial teeth, and metal hooks to hold the appliance in place. Partials are a removable alternative to bridges and work well for patients whose missing teeth are not next to one another.
- Implant-Supported Dentures: Attached to dental implants in the jaw, implant-supported dentures offer a particularly comfortable and stable restoration.
When deciding between dentures, it is important to keep several factors in mind, including the extent of your tooth loss, the overall cost of treatment, and your lifestyle. Dr. Malki can explain the benefits of each option and recommend the one best suited to you.
Receiving Your Dentures
If you decide to proceed with traditional dentures, we will take digital impressions of your smile and send the information to our trusted dental lab. During the time it takes to fabricate the dentures, we can provide you with a temporary set. Once they are complete, Dr. Malki can make adjustments so your final restoration to ensure they fit comfortably.
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, there is no need to suffer with the inconvenience of tooth loss.
For implant-supported dentures, you will first need to undergo a placement procedure to embed the implant posts into your jawbone. Some patients may also require preparatory bone grafts to build up their jawbone beforehand.
Discuss Your Options with a Professional
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, there is no need to suffer with the inconvenience of tooth loss. Contact our office online or call (201) 646-0800 to learn more about how a set of lifelike dentures from Dr. Malki can improve the function and appearance of your smile.