Natural-Looking and Comfortable
Elegant, secure, and comfortable dentures
Using only the finest materials and working exclusively with the premier dental laboratories in the U.S., Dr. Knop, Dr. Ilyabayev and Dr. Gelfand craft dentures that perfectly complement your facial structure, restoring both function and beauty to your mouth. With their artistic and technical skill, you can be assured that your dentures will look completely natural and will fit securely and comfortably in your mouth. Whether you are a first-time or a long-time denture wearer, we can help return the confidence and security that come with having your own strong, healthy, beautiful teeth.
We can help return the confidence and security that come with having your own strong, healthy, beautiful teeth.
We can to customize both partial and full dentures, depending on your needs. Likewise, we offer both traditional removable dentures and exceptional implant-supported dentures, the latter of which represent the most natural and stable replacement for missing teeth. With implant-supported overdentures, you can truly recover the freedom and confidence to speak, bite, chew, and smile as you please.
Dentures are a tried and tested method of replacing missing teeth, restoring your ability to eat and talk comfortably and with confidence. Here at Gentle Dental, we only use the highest quality materials, including denture teeth designed to replicate real teeth closely.
Dentures consist of a gum-colored acrylic base designed to rest directly on the gums. The base supports denture teeth arranged to replicate natural teeth closely and to restore good functionality when biting and chewing food. Dentures are removable appliances and must be taken out and cleaned regularly.
What Types of Dentures Are There?
Every denture is hand designed and individually crafted to provide the proper support for your facial muscles, complementing your facial structure. We take enormous care in ensuring dentures fit comfortably and securely in the mouth.
Treatment choices include:
- Full dentures
- Partial dentures
- Denture implants (implant-supported dentures)
- Denture repairs.
Our options also include affordable dentures.
What Are Full Dentures?
Why Consider Full Dentures?
What Are Partial Dentures?
Why Consider Partial Dentures?
What Are Denture Implants?
Denture implants are a good option for anyone who struggles to wear conventional dentures. Instead of the dentures resting entirely on the gums, they are supported with dental implants.
Dental implants are small posts usually made from medical grade titanium alloy that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Once the bone has healed around the dental implants, they become firmly fused to the bone providing a strong anchorage point that is used to support the denture.
The denture either clips directly onto the dental implants or onto a special bar fitted over the dental implants. You can still remove the denture for easy cleaning, but it offers far greater support and stability. An implant-supported denture provides greater biting and chewing strength and cannot move around in the mouth.
Why Consider an Implant-Supported Denture?
An implant-supported overdenture is ideal for someone who perhaps has worn dentures for years, where the bony ridge that used to support their teeth has become flatter and narrower. After tooth loss, the jawbone naturally resorbs, making it progressively harder to retain dentures comfortably.
Without adequate retention, dentures can slip uncomfortably in the mouth, making it tricky to eat properly and to talk and socialize with others confidently. An implant-supported denture resolves these problems affordably. Because the denture is still removable, relatively few dental implants are needed for support. Sometimes a lower denture can be supported with as few as two or four dental implants.
How to Repair Dentures?
Will My Dentures Look Natural?
First-time denture wearers are frequently concerned their denture will look unnatural. Modern dentures are carefully designed to look entirely natural, and our dentists collaborate closely with skilled technicians, combining our artistic and technical skills to provide you with dentures that look like your teeth. For example, if you currently have a diastema or gap between your front teeth, we can replicate this individual characteristic for you in your denture.
Full denture wearers can take this opportunity to have a more cosmetically perfect smile if they wish and can choose a shade of teeth that is more complimentary to their facial features. We also take great care to make sure your dentures properly support the muscles in your cheeks and lips.
Often people who have multiple missing teeth notice their facial features collapse inward, an effect that can be prematurely aging. Missing teeth and diminishing jawbone can change overall facial dimensions, reducing the height between your upper and lower jaw. We make sure your dentures are designed to restore these dimensions correctly.
Are Dentures Hard to Wear?
Initially, just like any dental appliance, it can take a little while to become accustomed to wearing your new dentures. When we first fit your denture, we spend considerable time making sure it feels comfortable and fits correctly. Often, we will want to see you again a week or so later just to check the fit again and to make any minor adjustments.
When you first begin wearing your new dentures, you may need to adjust your diet slightly as they do not provide the same biting and chewing strength as natural teeth. We can advise you on which foods to try first and how to begin gradually adding new foods as you get used to wearing your new teeth.
How do I care for my dentures?
Why Do You Need To Care for Your Mouth?
Our dentist here at Gentle Dental can discuss all denture options suitable for your situation and will explain the possible pros and cons of each choice and the difference in costs. As with any cosmetic treatment we provide, we make sure you have all the information necessary for an informed treatment choice. Whichever option you choose, you are assured of receiving a denture that is beautiful, yet fully functional and durable. For more information about the dentures in Queens, contact Gentle Dental at (718) 461-0100.