Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues.

What Are Dentures?

Dental dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are held in place primarily by suction and the close fit against the gums.

At Sayville Family Dentistry, we offer dental veneers to restore damaged teeth or transform smiles. We can treat a wide range of dental concerns, from broken teeth to cosmetic imperfections. Most people are candidates for veneers as long as their tooth structure and roots are healthy. However, if you have a cavity or gum disease, these conditions will need to be treated before veneers can be placed.

How do we restore Dentures?

There are different types of dentures, but they share their common function. They replace teeth that have become loose or been lost due to bone loss. When bone loss around the roots of teeth is great enough to loosen them or let them fall out, it’s time for dentures. Relax. No one enjoys losing their natural teeth, but you can still eat and talk regularly.

The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed, and which will remain. The loose teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth, depending on the type. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to. But once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual. Often implants can used to further stabilize the dentures.

Types of Dentures

Different types of dentures require different forms of maintenance and care, there are several options to consider based on your specific needs. If you’re experiencing issues with loose dentures, they can either be relined to improve their fit or completely remade from scratch. Similarly, if your dentures are chipped, cracked, or broken, they can be repaired using a special adhesive or replaced entirely with a new set. Stained dentures can be cleaned with a specialized denture cleanser, but if the stains are persistent, replacing them with a new set may be necessary. No matter the issue you’re facing, there are solutions available to restore your smile and comfort.


Restore Confidence

Dentures can help restore your confidence by providing a natural-looking smile and improving your overall appearance.

Enhance Stability

Our dentures are designed to fit comfortably and securely, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Improve Oral Health

Dentures can replace missing teeth, which not only improves your appearance but also helps maintain the alignment of your remaining teeth and prevent oral health issues.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the process take?

The timeline can range from a few weeks to several months, depending on the complexity of your case and whether extractions are needed. Ask your dentist for a specific timeframe based on your situation.

Do dentures hurt?

Generally, dentures shouldn’t cause significant pain. You might experience some discomfort during the initial adjustment period as your gums and mouth get used to them. Your dentist can advise on managing any discomfort.

Can I eat and speak normally with dentures?

While it might take some practice, most people can eat and speak comfortably with well-fitting dentures. Your dentist can offer tips and strategies for adjusting to speaking and chewing with your new dentures.

How do I care for my dentures?

Brush them daily with a soft brush and denture cleanser, soak them in a cleaning solution overnight, and rinse them after meals. Regular dentist visits are also crucial for proper maintenance.