Patients of the Brooklyn, NY area and beyond who have experienced tooth loss or extraction may not be worried about replacing their teeth right away. However, many changes happen after tooth loss that can impact the smile, including shifting teeth and lost bone. Patients are strongly encouraged to work with their dentist to find a solution to replace the missing teeth as soon as possible, though there are several ways to do so. Some patients may be proper candidates for implants, while others may choose an economical alternative such as partial dentures. During a consultation visit with the dentists of TriBeCa Dental Associates, patients can speak to Drs. Bahram Hamidi, Sara Shahi, or Cinzia Dinoi about their options.
Why choose dentures?
There are several reasons why patients might choose dentures. Dentures are an economical way to replace teeth, offering a viable option for patients without dental insurance or those who have significant out-of-pocket expenses for dental work. It is also the best way to replace an entire arch of teeth, especially when patients choose implant-retained dentures. Speaking to a dental provider at TriBeCa Dental Associates is a great way to educate oneself about the treatments that might be most appropriate for their unique and individual needs.
What types of dentures are available?
There are several types of dentures that are used today, including:
- Partial dentures: these metal and acrylic appliances allow for replacing one or more teeth in the dental arch.
- Complete cosmetic dentures: these are made of high-quality acrylic and include both false teeth and false gums.
- Implant-retained dentures: for the best function, some patients choose implant-retained dentures, which utilize several dental implants and a more conservative denture that snaps into place.
How long will dentures last?
With proper denture care, most patients will enjoy their dentures for several years before adjustments or replacements may need to be made.
Where can I learn more about dentures?
The team at TriBeCa Dental Associates is here to help educate patients on their options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. The practice has two office locations in New York (212) 671-3749 and Brooklyn, NY (718) 618-9698, and accepts new patients seeking comprehensive dental care.