Bar and Smith Dental

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Upper East Side & Kips Bay, New York, NY

Losing your natural teeth can cause your overall well-being to suffer by not being able to chew or speak clearly and losing your jawbone density. At Bar and Smith Dental in Kips Bay and the Upper East Side of New York City, Isaac Bar, DMD, and Tyler Smith, DMD, help fill the gaps in your smile by using a full or partial denture. Dentures provide you with a secure and natural-looking smile, so you feel more confident. To learn more about dentures, call the office today, or schedule your appointment online.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that replace your missing teeth on your upper or lower jaw. They’re an excellent way to improve your smile because they resemble your natural teeth in color, shape, and size.

There are several advantages to getting dentures, such as:

  • Removable, so they’re easier to clean
  • Allow you to chew and speak easier
  • Restore your self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Help improve your facial appearance

The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for dentures is to schedule a consultation at Bar and Smith Dental.

What types of dentures do dentists offer?

The dentists at Bar and Smith Dental offer the following two types of dentures.

Partial dentures

This type of denture is a wonderful choice if you’re only missing some teeth. By filling in the gaps of your missing teeth, you prevent the remaining teeth in your mouth from shifting out of place.

Partial dentures have clasps that wrap around your natural teeth, so they don’t fall out of your mouth. Your dentist can make the clasps from tooth-colored material, making them blend in with your teeth.

Depending on how much jawbone volume you have, the dental staff may recommend fixed-implant bridges instead of partial dentures to replace an entire arch of missing teeth.

Full dentures

Full dentures are for you if you’ve lost all of your teeth on your upper or lower jaw. These prosthetic teeth attach to a gum-colored plastic base. The base sticks to your gums by using an adhesive.

What does getting dentures involve?

The first step in a denture fitting at Bar and Smith Dental involves having a consultation and dental exam, where your dentist takes X-rays and makes sure dentures are right for you.

Afterward, they make impressions of your teeth and send them to a high-tech laboratory that makes your dentures.

You come back to Bar and Smith Dental a second time to try on your permanent dentures. This is the time to make sure they’re the exact shape, size, and color you want.

Once you get your permanent dentures, it’s important you take care of them and continue practicing proper oral health habits. By doing this, your dentures can last up to 10 years.

If you’re missing most if not all of your teeth, dentures could be the perfect solution to restore your smile and oral health. Call Bar and Smith Dental today or schedule your appointment online.