Dentures are removable appliances that restore your smile by replacing missing teeth. Dr. Berkowitz typically recommends them if you have extensive periodontal disease or cavities that have advanced to the point where tooth extraction is the only option.
Depending on your condition and the current state of your teeth, a few different denture options are available:
After Dr. Berkowitz removes your remaining teeth and your tissues heal, he fits a fully-removable denture in your mouth. The healing process could take several months.
Dr. Berkowitz inserts a removable denture on the same day he removes your remaining teeth. He takes measurements and fabricates models of your jaw during a preliminary visit. You don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period, but you may need to have your dentures adjusted or have them remade after your jaw heals fully.
Overdenture or partial denture
Sometimes Dr. Berkowitz can save some of your teeth to preserve your jawbone and provide stability and support for your new dentures. An overdenture fits over a small number of your remaining natural teeth, which function similarly to dental implants.
Losing all your teeth can cause your facial muscles to sag, giving you an aged appearance. Dentures, however, fill out your face and can be made to resemble your natural smile, so your appearance doesn’t change significantly. Plus, they allow you to eat efficiently and speak clearly.
Call today or schedule an appointment online to see if dentures are the right option for you.
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