Full & Partial Dentures in Rockaway, NJ
Your smile can light up a room, drawing people to you, and giving you a sense of confidence and control. On the other hand, missing teeth can make you look and feel older, all the time tearing down your self-confidence.
When you were little, did your grandparents wear dentures? Did you dread the idea that someday you might wear them too?
Fortunately, updated periodontal treatments and fluoridated water allow people to keep their original teeth a lot longer. You may never need dentures, but what happens if you do? You’ll have a lot to think about – What type should you get? How are you going to feel with dentures? Will they look fake and unnatural? Would dental implants be a better choice?
We’re committed to helping you achieve a whole and healthy looking smile. If you’re plagued by missing teeth, we have many options, and dentures are one of the most popular.
Will My Dentures Look Natural?
At West Main Complete Dentistry, we create natural-looking dentures from the most updated dental materials available. Modern dentures are lightweight acrylic and tinted to blend naturally with your gums. Dr. Kao’s skill and attention to detail allow him to create dentures that look as close to natural teeth as possible.
Before we start the dentures process, we’ll talk to you about your expectations and how we can help you achieve your goals. We’ll work with you to find the right tooth shape, size, color, and positioning to bring out the best in your smile.
What Type of Denture Is Right for Me?
- Full dentures are a type of artificial tooth replacement that's used when all teeth are missing.
- Partial dentures make use of remaining teeth by attaching to them with hooks or clasps. Both are very useful, and the type we choose depends on the condition and number of teeth present.
Will My New Dentures Feel Secure?
Full upper dentures tend to be more secure than the lowers because they offer more coverage, allowing for a more secure fit. Lowers tend to be less stable since they cover the smaller area, and movement of the tongue can unseat the denture.
Stability is one of the biggest complaints among denture-wearers. If you’re concerned that this will be a problem for you, we’ll be happy to talk to you about securing your dentures with dental implants. Many of our patients now enjoy the security that stable implant-supported dentures offers.
Anyone who starts wearing dentures experiences an adjustment period. New dentures always feel a little awkward and bulky at first. Just be patient with yourself, and in no time you’ll be speaking and eating with ease.
Contact Us to Arrange a Consultation
Let Dr. Kao and the team at West Main Complete Dentistry help you achieve a lovely, healthy smile in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss all your tooth replacement options.