88 Smile Designs

Edly Destine, D.D.S.

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Fleetwood, Mount Vernon, NY

No matter why you’ve lost teeth, having a less-than-full smile is difficult both in cosmetic and functional terms. Dentures at 88 Smile Designs in Mount Vernon, New York, might be the tooth loss solution you’ve been looking for. Partial or full dentures can restore facial contours and give you full oral function again, so don’t hesitate to reach out and learn more. Book your dentures consultation online or by phone now.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable tooth replacement options. They consist of realistic-looking custom-made prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. The denture base suctions to your gums, and since it's tailored for your mouth the dentures are secure and reliable. 

Partial dentures replace a group of teeth. They typically have small clasps that attach to your remaining natural teeth for support. Complete dentures, on the other hand, replace all the teeth in an arch. Many patients have full-mouth dentures, with a complete denture in both arches. 


How long does it take to get dentures?

It depends on your circumstances, needs, and preferences. If you're getting a complete dentures, for either the top or bottom teeth, the extraction of all the remaining teeth is the first step. 

After that, some patients get new dentures the same day. These are known as immediate dentures. This option allows you to continue life with a full set of teeth while you're healing from the extractions. 

But, as your mouth heals, it changes quite a bit, altering the fit of the dentures. This means you'll have a number of denture adjustments over the coming months to maintain comfort, aesthetics, and function.

In other cases, patients wait for a few months to allow the mouth to finish changing before getting their dentures. 

Although this does leave you without teeth for some time, it's beneficial because it means you get great-fitting dentures that might require considerably fewer adjustments than immediate dentures. 


How long do dentures last?

It varies by patient, so your 88 Smile Designs dentist can give you a personalized estimate of denture longevity. As long as you look after your dentures carefully, and stick to a regular checkup schedule, you can typically expect years of reliable use from your new dentures. 

After some time, you might need a reline, a procedure that repairs the denture lining based on your current mouth contours. 

Find out how dentures can help you by calling 88 Smile Designs or by using the online booking tool for a consultation now.