Dentures in Mays Landing, NJ
Affordable, Attractive Solutions to Tooth Loss
Dr. Nosti offers dentures as a natural-looking replacement for any number of missing teeth. Dentures are custom-created prosthetics made from acrylic resin made to seamlessly blend in with your natural smile. The entire denture process can be completed in as little as two appointments in or at our Mays Landing dental office.
Learn how Dr. Nosti can restore your smile’s appearance and oral health with the help of dentures.
Reasons for Dentures
Depending on your dental needs, we may recommend dentures for any of the following reasons:
- Loss of all teeth in an arch
- Loss of several teeth in an arch
- Enhancing smile and facial issues
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
What is the average age for dentures?
The average age that people receive dentures is between 40 to 49. Around this time, many denture-wearers get their first full set of replacement teeth. However, people in any age group can get dentures.
There are even people in their 20s who need dentures due to extensive tooth decay or physical trauma. Dentures aren’t just a sign of aging and can be a necessary restorative option for a variety of reasons.
Types of Dentures
Complete or full dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, replacing an entire arch of teeth on your upper or lower jaw, or both. Your complete dentures will be custom-created to fit comfortably on your gums and look natural.
Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still remain. This type of denture prevents surrounding teeth from shifting and your facial structure from sinking in. They’re made with hooks that attach to your natural teeth to keep them in place throughout the day.
A common complaint about dentures is that they wear out over time and become loose, causing them to feel unstable and possibly slide around your mouth. Implant-supported dentures solve this problem by anchoring your denture to your jaw using dental implants.
What type of denture is the best?
The type of denture that’s best depends on each patient’s unique situation. While some people love implant-supported dentures, others might not find the procedure worthwhile. Others want the permanency and stability of implant-supported dentures and don’t want removable dentures.
Dr. Nosti will speak with you about our denture types and help you determine which solution works best for you. Ultimately, the decision about which denture you’d like is typically a personal choice.
The Dentures Process
Receiving your dentures requires several appointments to our Mays Landing office, usually over the course of several weeks. At your first appointment, Dr. Nosti will take impressions, or molds, of your mouth that will be used to create your custom restoration.
Several “try-on” appointments may be necessary to ensure a proper shape, color, and fit for your restoration. At the final appointment, Dr. Nosti will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring it looks natural and fits comfortably.
It’s normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulties at first. However, this should subside quickly as your muscles and tissues get used to your new dentures.
Caring for Your Dentures
Your complete or full dentures require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains, and looking their best. The following guidelines are essential to maintaining your dentures:
- Remove and rinse your dentures after eating
- Always handle dentures with care
- Clean your mouth after removing dentures
- Brush your dentures daily
- Soak dentures overnight
- Rinse your dentures thoroughly before placing them back in your mouth
- Schedule regular dental checkups
- See Dr. Nosti if you’re experiencing a loose fit
There are also a few things you should avoid when choosing dentures as a restorative solution, such as:
- Abrasive cleaning materials – avoid stiff-bristled toothbrushes, strong cleansers, and harsh toothpaste.
- Whitening toothpaste – they often contain peroxide, which does little to change the color of your denture teeth.
- Bleach-containing products – these products can weaken and change your denture color.
- Hot water – this can warp your dentures.
My dentures broke, how do I fix them?
If you break or damage your dentures, store them in a safe place and do your best to keep them clean until Dr. Nosti can see you. It’s crucial that you don’t attempt to fix your broken dentures yourself, as this can result in further damage.
Complete Your Smile With Dr. Nosti
Missing teeth affect not only your oral health but your self-confidence as well. Luckily, you don’t have to live your life embarrassed by your smile any longer. With dentures, you can bring your smile back to life and restore your oral health.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nosti, call our Mays Landing dental practice at (609)-927-8448. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.