Elite Dental of Staten Island

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Adjusting to your new smile

Patients often take a minor period to adjust to their dentures. Within this adjustment period our patients can experience:

  • An increased production of saliva
  • Slight tenderness through the gums and mouth
  • Minor discomfort as your mouth adjusts to your dentures. Especially felt as your jaw muscles learn to keep the dentures in their correct positioning
  • Initial difficulty talking and smiling
  • Strain when first learning to eat with the new device

Denture FAQs

The framework of a removable partial denture is made of a metal alloy for strength. The teeth are made of Tooth Colored acrylic or porcelain. The teeth are attached to the metal framework by pink acrylic which stimulates gums.

What materials are in a Complete Denture?

The base of a complete denture is made of pink acrylic. The teeth are made of Tooth Colored acrylic or porcelain which attach into the base.

  • Both the Milled Bar and the implants it is attached to are made of titanium.
  • Locator Attachments are plastic and the implants they attach to are titanium.

    What are the benefits of a Removable Partial Denture? An RPD restores function and appearance to a broken down mouth. It is usually the most cost effective way of replacing teeth, especially in a mouth where many teeth are missing. An RPD can also provide important support to facial structures such as the lips; helping to in maintaining a more youthful appearance.

    Locator Attachments greatly improve retention and stability of an RPD. As well, they improve esthetics by reducing or eliminating the need for unsightly metal clasps

    What are the benefits of a Complete or full Denture? A complete denture restores function and appearance to a jaw with no teeth. It is the most cost effective way of replacing all the teeth in one jaw. A complete or full denture can also provide important support to facial structures such as the lips, helping to maintain a more youthful appearance.

    A Complete Denture with a Milled Bar Attachment is the most stable of implant supported dentures. It greatly improves retention, stability and chewing ability over a traditional solution with or without LoĀ­cator Attachments. Patients who have a dry mouth and/ or fragile tisĀ­sue may have difficulty with retention and comfort of a traditional ComĀ­plete Denture and benefit from a Milled Bar Attachment. Lip support is better compared to an Implant Retained Fixed Restoration. A removĀ­able appliance is more easily repaired. Good oral health and hygiene is also easier to maintain. A Milled Bar Attachment allows an Upper Complete Denture to be made without covering the roof of the mouth. The angulation of the implants is not an issue.

    Locator attachments greatly improve retention and chewing ability. Patients who have a dry mouth and/or fragile tissue may have difficulty with retention and comĀ­fort of a traditional Complete Denture and benefit from locator atĀ­tachments. Lip support is better compared to an Implant Retained Fixed Restoration. A removable appliance is more easily repaired. Oral Hygiene is also easier.

What are the benefits of a Removable Partial Denture? An RPD restores function and appearance to a broken down mouth. It is usually the most cost effective way of replacing teeth, especially in a mouth where many teeth are missing. An RPD can also provide important support to facial structures such as the lips; helping to in maintaining a more youthful appearance.

Locator Attachments greatly improve retention and stability of an RPD. As well, they improve esthetics by reducing or eliminating the need for unsightly metal clasps

What are the benefits of a Complete or full Denture? A complete denture restores function and appearance to a jaw with no teeth. It is the most cost effective way of replacing all the teeth in one jaw. A complete or full denture can also provide important support to facial structures such as the lips, helping to maintain a more youthful appearance.

A Complete Denture with a Milled Bar Attachment is the most stable of implant supported dentures. It greatly improves retention, stability and chewing ability over a traditional solution with or without LoĀ­cator Attachments. Patients who have a dry mouth and/ or fragile tisĀ­sue may have difficulty with retention and comfort of a traditional ComĀ­plete Denture and benefit from a Milled Bar Attachment. Lip support is better compared to an Implant Retained Fixed Restoration. A removĀ­able appliance is more easily repaired. Good oral health and hygiene is also easier to maintain. A Milled Bar Attachment allows an Upper Complete Denture to be made without covering the roof of the mouth. The angulation of the implants is not an issue.

Locator attachments greatly improve retention and chewing ability. Patients who have a dry mouth and/or fragile tissue may have difficulty with retention and comĀ­fort of a traditional Complete Denture and benefit from locator atĀ­tachments. Lip support is better compared to an Implant Retained Fixed Restoration. A removable appliance is more easily repaired. Oral Hygiene is also easier.

What are the risks of a Removable Partial Denture?

Even under the best of circumstances, RPDā€™s DO NOT have the same chewing efficiency as natural teeth. The ability to chew food depends on the stability and retention of the RPD. Stability and retention are affected by many factors, including the attachment of the dentures to natural teeth as well as the amount and type of bone, gums and saliva present in the patientā€™s mouth.

What are the risks of an RPD with Locator Attachments?

Locator attachments will wear out over time, and need to be replaced. The acrylic covering the locator attachment may chip if it is thin due to a limited space in the mouth.

What are the risks of a complete denture?

Complete dentures, even under the best of circumstances, DO NOT have the same chewing efficiency as natural teeth. The ability to chew food depends on the stability, support and retention. Stability, support and retention are affected by many factors, including the amount and type of bone, gums and saliva present in the patientā€™s mouth as well as the shape of the patientā€™s jaw and how it fits with the opposing teeth.

An implant may fail and need to be removed. If one implant fails the entire Milled Bar may fail, depending on the number and location of implants in the mouth. More space is needed to accommodate the Milled Bar and Attachments than with other types of dentures. Dexterity of the patient may make insertion and removal of the denture difficult. The acrylic base of the denture may fracture.

Locator attachments wear out over time and need to be replaced. Acrylic covering the locator attachment may chip if it is thin due to a limited space in the mouth.A denture is a removable device that is used to replace missing teeth as well as some of the surrounding oral tissues. Dentures are made up of prosthetic teeth that are attached to a gum-colored plastic base and held in place by a metal frame. Dentures are an effective treatment for patients who have a few remaining natural teeth, as they prevent the existing teeth from changing position.

A denture is a removable device that is used to replace missing teeth as well as some of the surrounding oral tissues. Dentures are made up of prosthetic teeth that are attached to a gum-colored plastic base and held in place by a metal frame. Dentures are an effective treatment for patients who have a few remaining natural teeth, as they prevent the existing teeth from changing position.

They are available in two forms: complete or full and partial dentures. Complete or full dentures are recommended in cases where all of a patientā€™s teeth are removed or missing. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are recommended when a patient has some remaining natural teeth. Both options are custom-made and mimic the natural smile in terms of both function and appearance.

Dentures help patients to regain their ability to chew, and also restore the natural appearance of the smile. The dental devices work to correct the effects of tooth loss and help to maintain the integrity of the facial bone structure. Dentures are generally the most cost-effective option when it comes to replacing all the teeth in one jaw, making them a popular choice.

  • Crowns or bridges
  • Implant supported crowns or bridges
  • Dental implants

Uneven or excessive bite forces may cause wear or fracture of the denture teeth or denture base. Chewing will make a complete denture rock slightly in the mouth; the more uneven the biting force, the more the complete denture will rock.

Uneven or excessive bite forces may cause wear or fracture of the denture teeth, denture base or locator attachments. Unmanaged bite issues can also cause implants to loosen within the bone and break. Broken or loose implants must be surgically removed.

To keep the tissue under the appliance healthy your RPD should be left out of your mouth during sleep. The teeth in the RPD are not as strong as your natural teeth and you will not be able to chew as heavily on them. The appliance will tend to get food trapped underneath it and you may have to remove and clean it after eating.

The fit between a complete denture and the gums is very important for retention and therefore must be re-established every 2-5 years as gums are constantly undergoing small changes.