Missing teeth are not something that you want to walk around without. Aside from the aesthetic disadvantages of missing teeth a mouth without teeth can cause problems with eating, speaking and the lack of teeth can cause the gums to shrink and the facial structure itself to change. Dr. Rafael Mosery, DDS helps patients with missing teeth, especially those that have no teeth or only a few teeth to regain their smile and their confidence through the use of Flatbush dentures.
These are not your grandfather’s dentures; advances in dental techniques, materials and technology have made modern dentures precise fitting and natural in appearance. There are two types of Flatbush dentures that our dentist uses – full and partial dentures. Full dentures are used to replace all the teeth on the upper or lower jaws while partial dentures replace a few teeth in one of the arches of the jaw. Partial dentures can replace some teeth on one side of the mouth or some on both sides. Dentures place artificial teeth that match your original teeth in size and color in a wire frame, which is then surrounded by a base that is made to match your gums. Our doctor will take digital images of your mouth and detailed impressions from which the dentures will be fabricated. Sometimes our doctor will have to extract some remaining teeth before dentures can be made. Conventional dentures will not be made until after the gum tissue has healed after an extraction so, the patient is usually without teeth for four to six weeks. Immediate dentures are placed directly after the extractions so there is no time spent without teeth but these dentures often need to be adjusted several times as the gum shrink after surgery.
Quality Flatbush dentures are a work that progresses in stages. Our dentist has to carefully match the size and color of your teeth, especially for partial dentures. Our doctor also has to make sure that there is minimal slippage; especially on the bottom jaw and that the denture facilitates proper eating and speech. While complete dentures are mounted directly over the patient’s gum and secured with paste adhesive, partial dentures usually are connected to the existing teeth or gums through a metal hook that comes off the end of the framework. Some patients object to these hooks that can be quite noticeable. Recently, plastic framework and hooks have been introduced that make partial dentures much harder to detect. Our doctor can also use dental implants to secure the dentures. While dentures will ultimately make an incredible difference in your life they can be somewhat hard to get used to and need a period of adjustment until they become comfortable. Don’t live life without teeth make an appointment with our practice to learn more about dentures.