Losing your teeth can be a disheartening and frightening experience. The team at 172 NYC Dental wants to ensure you have the best care possible — leaving you with a fully functioning mouth that looks and feels great. We can custom fabricate full or partial dentures depending on your level of tooth loss. Get the quality you deserve from the city’s most trusted multispeciality dental practice. A practice that has its own in-office laboratory, headed by our Master Technician, Dr. Han. Dr. Han is a renowned prosthodontist (a specialist in replacing missing teeth). Enjoy the precision, speed and intimacy of having your entire dental team under one roof for the ultimate in coordinated, comprehensive care.
What Is the Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures?
Modern dentistry provides more restoration options than ever before for patients with missing teeth. Our incredibly skilled dental professionals take the time to understand your exact needs so that we can find dentures best suited to your lifestyle. Full and Partial dentures are removable devices. They provide restoration of many missing teeth, along with deficient gum tissue and bone levels. These prostheses are easy to construct. The work is non invasive (most of the time not requiring any anesthesia or drilling). The results are dramatic as they restore the patient’s smiles, facial contours (vertical dimension) and dignity. The fees are drastically lower than traditional fixed or implant restorations. In 2021 when we present removable dentures to our patients we will, when indicated, offer a treatment option of using implants. The implants add retention and function, we love them. They do however increase the cost. Part of 172 NYC Dental paradigm is tailor our treatments to meet all of our patient’s needs. Full Dentures replace all the teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. The jaw is said to be edentulous. Partial Dentures use pre-existing teeth to support the removable bridge (denture). We traditionally use clasps that wrap around the remaining teeth in the mouth to help support the new prosthesis. In both Full and Partial Dentures we ask our patients to remove the dentures at night when they go to sleep.
Full dentures also called complete dentures, are a prosthetic device used to replace all your teeth. The denture teeth are generally made from porcelain or acrylic and held in place by an acrylic base. Full dentures are custom-fabricated to perfectly fit inside your mouth and remain snugly in place without adhesives ( in rare cases adhesive is needed to achieve greater retention).
In some cases, patients may opt for dental implants as an adjunct to the denture. Implants are titanium (man-made) roots that are gently placed in the jaw bone. After 3 months the bone has osseous integrated around the implant, thus holding it very securely to the jaw. To the implants abutments (posts) are screwed in. The denture then has female attachments placed on its inside. These attachments click onto the abutments providing a great amount of retention and function. Removable Full dentures, whether or not they are implant-supported, do more than simply replace missing teeth. When patients lose teeth they also lose bone. Their facial contour collapses. In profile, their nose and chin are coming together. Full face their mouth is getting wider, spreading across their face along with deep puppet lines in the nasolabial fold. A well made, cosmetic denture will restore the loss of bone, vertical height, and facial contour as well as providing a beautiful, harmonious “Hollywood Smile”.
The Full Denture will restore esthetics, function, and speech. What we have noticed at 172 NYC Dental is the emotional effect on our patients. Confidence and dignity are restored. Proper diet and exercise become normal.
Our patients are more happy, successful, and fulfilled.
Partial dentures are custom-fabricated by our lab for patients who need some, but not all, of their teeth, restored. We are proud to offer comfortable, great-looking partial dentures specific to your mouth’s anatomical needs and existing dentition. Partial dentures can be made from different materials.
The classic partial denture uses a cobalt chrome infrastructure. To this framework, gum-colored acrylic is applied to hold the beautiful white porcelain teeth. Inherent in this framework are clasps, that “hook” around the remaining teeth in the mouth. These clasps provide additional retention not found in Full Dentures.
Another type of Partial Denture is an all acrylic one. These are used mostly as transitional appliances when patients are having more extensive work done. They are inexpensive and fashioned in a very short time in our in-office laboratory. The third type of removable partial is called “the Flexi”. This part is made of a special tooth-colored resin that is more flexible than the other partials. The Flexi has clasps made of tooth-colored resin so it is more cosmetic than the classic metal partial.
In terms of function, the classic is our favorite for long-term use. Regardless of the type of partial selected, our cosmetic team will construct a removable bridge that blends seamlessly with your existing teeth. It should be noted that as in Full Dentures, implants can be used in conjunction with partial dentures to create hybrid restorations. These restorations will maintain jaw bone better, provide increased function and retention. In some cases, they will restore many teeth, be screwed into the implants, and are less expensive than a full fixed implant case.
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