Dentures in Whitehouse Station, NJ
Reclaim Your Smile with Affordable Dentures
At Lasting Smiles of Whitehouse Station, we love to see our patients smile after we’ve fitted them with their very own set of brand-new dentures. Whether you’ve lost all of your natural teeth or you’re only missing a few, dentures are an excellent restorative dentistry option. And because they’re made to look the same as your previous smile, nobody will even know you are wearing them!
The dentists and staff members at Lasting Smiles of Whitehouse Station near Tewksbury are committed to the oral health of every patient that walks through our door. From routine dental cleanings and dental fillings to root canal treatments, and everything in between, we’re here for all of your dental needs, and that means emergency dental care too. Discover how Dr. Gulino can help you reclaim your smile with dentures.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth designed to restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile comfortably. Dentures appliances are supported by your gums, jawbone, and surrounding teeth for a comfortable, sturdy fit. If you lost a single or entire arch of your teeth due to oral health conditions or dental trauma, dentures may be the ideal tooth replacement solution for you. When you come to our dental practice for your consultation, Dr. Gulino will determine which denture solution is right for you.
Types of Dentures
While getting dentures for the first time can seem to be a complicated and lengthy process, when you come to us at Lasting Smiles of Whitehouse Station, you have an experienced team of dentists with you the entire time. Depending on the state of your teeth, there are two different types of dentures that we will recommend, either full or partial, removable or fixed.
Those who suffer from periodontal disease, also known as gingivitis, or those missing the majority of their teeth will benefit the most from full dentures. If you decide to get full dentures, you have to decide if you want them to be removable or fixed in the mouth.
Removable full dentures are held in place by suction or dental adhesive and are typically removed twice a day for cleaning.
Full fixed dentures are held in place by dental implants and require minor dental surgery.
Partial dentures are less invasive than full dentures and are great for those missing only one tooth or a few teeth. Also known as removable partial bridges, partial dentures fit around your real teeth and fill in the gaps where needed.
The Denture Placement Procedure
Millions of people wear dentures every day to help them eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Dentures are not something to be afraid of, but something to be excited about. Lasting Smiles of Whitehouse Station wants you to be comfortable with the experience from start to finish. Here is what you can expect in a dental placement procedure with us:
Tooth removal & Impressions
With full dentures and occasionally even partial dentures you will need to undergo dental extraction. We will remove any teeth prior to taking impressions of the gums.
Once we remove the teeth and your gums heal, we take impressions and place wax rims in your mouth so you can establish a proper bite.
Then it’s time to choose the shape, size, and shade of the teeth for the dentures. And while dentures tend to keep their shade pretty well, you can always opt for professional dental whitening should they become stained or discolored.
After the dental lab has processed your impressions and created your premade teeth, they’ll be sent back to our dental office for the fitting of your final denture. We’ll have you try on your dentures and make any necessary adjustments before sending you out your way with a brand-new smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dentures last?
The longevity of your dentures depends on several factors including the design and type of dentures you choose. On average, with proper care and maintenance, your full or partial dentures will last for about seven to 10 years before needing replacement due to normal wear and tear.
Are dentures considered cosmetic or restorative?
Dentures are a restorative treatment that can also be considered cosmetic. The main goal of dentures is to restore and improve oral health and chewing function. Cosmetically, your dentures can give you a natural-looking smile.
If you decided to get dentures, call our Whitehouse Station dental practice at (908) 534-4001 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Gulino.
How do I take care of my dentures?
To take care of your dentures, you must practice good oral hygiene.
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste.
- Floss daily, preferably at night
- Rinse with mouthwash between each meal
- Remove and soak your dentures in a denture-soaking solution each night
- Visit your dentist twice a year for professional dental cleanings and checkups
Removing and soaking your dentures each night can help eliminate lingering bacteria, keep your dentures functioning and maintain their look for years to come.
A Healthy, Complete Smile With Dentures
You don’t have to live with an incomplete smile any longer. Our dentures can give you the complete smile you’ve been looking for. If you live in the Tewksbury, Whitehouse Station, or Lebanon, NJ area and are interested in learning what type of dentures are right for you, give Lasting Smiles of Whitehouse Station a call at (908) 534-4001 to schedule a free consultation today.