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By ParkLin Dental, PC
September 13, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

Do you have one or more missing teeth? This may be a sign that you need dentures. Restore your smile with dentures from your Katonah, NY, dentists, Dr. Enyoung Park, and Dr. Terry Lin of ParkLin Dental.

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable systems of custom-made artificial teeth and gums. The dentures are fabricated to replace your lost teeth, restore their normal appearance, and restore their functions.

What are the types of dentures?

Dentures can be either partial dentures and complete dentures. The partial dentures can replace some teeth, while the complete dentures can replace a whole teeth row on the top or bottom of your mouth. If you are going to use full dentures, your dentist will first give you a temporary set of dentures called the immediate dentures. You will be wearing these dentures to get used to them before receiving the permanent conventional dentures. Also, the partial dentures can be made of plastic and called the transitional partial dentures, or of cast Vitallium, and these partial dentures are called removable partial dentures.

Who are the candidates for having dentures?

If you’re suffering from one or more of the dental conditions below, our dentists recommend you to receive your dentures from our Katonah, NY, office.

  • Having loose or moving teeth: this may be a sign of cavities or gums disease
  • Missing one tooth or more: missing one or several teeth indicates an emergency demand for dentures. If you left your smile incomplete without replacing the missed teeth with dentures, the remaining teeth won’t be supported and will become weak and at risk of being lost.
  • Suffering from gums disease: if left untreated, gums disease will cause bone loss which will further cause tooth loss

How to care for your dentures?

Just like your natural teeth, dentures must be brushed and cleaned daily. Take your dentures out of your mouth after each meal, rinse them well with water, and brush them using a very soft toothbrush. You also have to keep your mouth and gum clean by cleaning them with a soft toothbrush.

Complete your smile with dentures from your Katonah, NY, dentists, Dr. Park, and Dr. Lin of ParkLin Dental. Call (914) 232-8182 and book your appointment today.