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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.

By ParkLin Dental, PC
August 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures  

Dentures FAQs

Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Y. Lin are Katonah dentists at ParkLin Dental. They can give you an examination and provide you with a customized set of dentures. Here are some commonly asked questions about dentures.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

How can dentures help me?

Losing your teeth can not only be painful, but it can also make it difficult to eat and speak. Dentures can resolve these problems and will also restore the structure of your face.

How long will my dentures last?

If you take good care of your dentures and follow the instructions for proper cleaning, they can last for many years. Just like your natural teeth, over time, your dentures will begin to wear down and they will become discolored. You will need them adjusted from time to time to ensure that they fit comfortably.

How will dentures affect the way I bite and chew?

It will take a few weeks to get used to your first set of dentures, but once you have, you will be happy with the results. You will be able to enjoy more types of food than you could when you had missing teeth.

How should I clean my dentures?

To avoid breakage, always clean your dentures over a towel or bowl of water, Brush then with a denture brush and denture cleaner with tepid water. You should clean your dentures after each meal.

Should I take my dentures out at night?

It really a matter of personal choice. Discuss it with your dentist and they will tell you if when to take your dentures out and how to store them safely.

If you would like to find out more about dentures in Katonah, call ParkLin Dental at (914) 232-8182 to request an appointment.

By ParkLin Dental, PC
March 26, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

People are reluctant to wear dentures. Of course, natural teeth are best, but, if your own teeth are cracked, shifting, painful and heavily decayed, it may be time to consider these tooth replacements. At ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY, dentists, Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Mouth DenturesLin, craft and place lifelike and highly functional dentures. Have the facial appearance and oral function you deserve.

Get Healthy

Your oral health impacts the rest of your body. Sometimes, oral injury severely compromises dentition. Cracked teeth are subject to decay and abscess, and missing teeth create unsightly gaps which weaken any remaining teeth.

Unfortunately, dental extraction may be the only alternative. If so, partial or full dentures can restore oral function and appearance to your smile. Plus, your health will improve significantly.

How Dentures Work

Your Katonah, NY, dentist will help you arrive at a workable denture solution. Whether you are missing just a few teeth or even all of them, Dr. Park or Dr. Lin will evaluate your situation and give you the best choices for your smile.

Creating and fitting dentures always involves X-ray imaging and oral impressions. Dr. Park or Dr. Lin will consider your bite and overall facial appearance. Then, they can offer the following denture types when appropriate:

  • Full conventional dentures replace a complete arch of teeth. Crafted from realistic tooth and gum-colored acrylic, these prosthetics stay in place when crafted and fitted accurately.
  • Immediate dentures, as the name indicates, are placed immediately after tooth extractions. They actually help heal the gums and bone because of the pressure they exert on these tissues and allow a patient to leave ParkLin Dental with a complete smile. Immediate dentures lose their fit over time, however, they must be relined or remade.
  • Partial dentures fill smile gaps the way a puzzle piece completes a jigsaw puzzle. Composed of acrylic teeth on a metal frame, a partial clips to remaining natural teeth.
  • Implant-supported dentures provide excellent smile appearance and optimal biting and chewing. No slippage, no adhesives, and no sore spots make implant dentures the best option for many people who have substantial tooth loss. The prosthetic itself is anchored into the jaw with two, four or more titanium implants as needed.

Know What's Right

Your smile is uniquely yours. If you need restoration or tooth replacement, see Dr. Park or Dr. Lin at ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY, for premium quality dentures. Call (914) 232-8182 to schedule a consultation today!

By ParkLin Dental, PC
September 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

For a balanced, natural-looking smile, ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY offers custom-crafted partial and full dentures. If you're missing teeth,Mouth Dentures learn here about the types of dentures which Dr. Eyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin offer.

No more gaps

A gapped smile impacts oral function, bone structure, self-confidence and nutrition. At ParkLin Dental, the dentists and their caring team believe optimizing oral health and function means tooth replacement as needed for some of their patients.

The ParkLin Dental team in Katonah offers many tooth replacement options, including single-tooth dental implants. For people with more extensive tooth loss, they deliver innovative denture options to fill gaps and enhance smiles.

What kind of denture is right for you?

Much depends on your overall oral health and the extent of your tooth loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 7 percent of Americans have lost at least one tooth to accident, decay or gum disease by the age of 17. As age advances, so do the number of teeth missing, degrading oral function and smile aesthetics in a big way.

So, Dr. Park or Dr. Lin look carefully at a patient's oral health, remaining teeth, supporting gums and bone and other factors to decide which kind of tooth replacement to offer. People with sufficient bone in their jaws often qualify for single- tooth implants when they have lost a limited number of teeth.

Other people, however, have multiple and extensive smile gaps. or they are fully edentulous. In other words, they have no teeth whatsoever. Whatever the case, the experts at ParkLin Dental help individuals decide which denture will look, feel and perform most like natural teeth.

Denture options

Partial dentures act much like jigsaw puzzle pieces, filling spaces with artificial teeth crafted from dental-grade acrylic. These pontics, as dentists call them, rest on a metal frame and attach to natural or crowned teeth with u-shaped clasps. Partials last for years with good care and are removable for hygiene and at night to allow the gums to rest.

Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth on either the top or bottom or both. They require a precision fit to stay in place without slippage or need for adhesive. When appropriate, full dentures may be supported by multiple dental implants which provide excellent stability and also improve jaw bone integrity with use.

Finally, you and your dentist will consider if you should have immediate or conventional dentures. Immediate dentures are placed directly after tooth extraction, allowing for a natural looking smile and quicker gum and bone healing. The dentist places conventional dentures after extraction sites complete the healing process.

It's up to you and your doctor

Call ParkLin Dental to arrange a denture consultation. You don't have to put up with embarrassing smile gaps any longer. Learn about your options! Contact us at (914) 232-8182.

By ParkLin Dental, PC
January 17, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Do your missing teeth make you feel as though your smile is lacking? Luckily, the gaps in your smile are no match for your dentist and denturesdentures. Are you a candidate for this important and powerful dental treatment? Find out more about dentures and what they can do for you and your smile with Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin at Parklin Dental in Katonah, NY.

What kinds of dentures does Parklin Dental offer? 
Dentures can help a variety of people in many dental situations. When you think of a denture, you may envision an entire arch of teeth which fit onto the gums and replace a whole row of teeth. However, there are other types of dentures available. Partial dentures utilize any healthy teeth remaining in your smile. The denture fits on or around the teeth to incorporate them into the new smile. Immediate dentures, worn immediately after an extraction surgery, allow patients to have their teeth replaced the same day as they are removed, allowing them to go about their daily lives with a smile they feel good about.

How are dentures made? 
A dental laboratory creates each denture by hand and customizes it especially for your mouth. This ensures the best fit and a natural look. The lab technician uses a mold of your mouth as a model to create the denture. The fit of the denture is especially important as this affects how the denture stays in the mouth and allows you to eat, chew, and speak. The laboratory creates a temporary denture to ensure the look and fit are up to par. With the denture approved, the laboratory creates a final prosthetic.

Dentures in Katonah, NY 
If you think you could benefit from dentures, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that this is the best treatment for you and decide which type of denture is right for you. For more information on dentures, please contact Dr. Park and Dr. Lin at Parklin Dental in Katonah, NY. Call (914) 232-8182 to schedule your consultation for dentures with your dentist today!