Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Hamilton, NJ & East Orange, NJ
Dr. Thind has extensive experience helping patients with their denture needs throughout Mercer and Essex Counties including Hamilton, East Orange, Robbinsville, Bordentown, Lawrenceville, Elizabeth, Trenton, and Newark, New Jersey and neighboring cities of Orange, South Orange, West Orange and Irvington, New Jersey. Using state-of-the-art materials, Dr. Thind provides dentures and partials that are durable, comfortable, and natural-looking.
Dentures Q & A
What is the Difference Between a Full Denture and a Partial?
In patients who are missing only some teeth, partials will be used to fill in the gaps. For the replacement of all teeth a full denture would be used. In both instances the full or partial denture will be secured using either plates, clips, or adhesives for the most secure fit. Complete dentures replace all of a patient’s teeth and are usually placed after the gum tissue has recovered. A partial denture, which is sometimes a bridge, is made of replacement teeth attached to a gum-toned base, which is usually attached to a metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used to fill in space between teeth, which helps to prevent the remaining natural teeth from changing position.
What are Flexi-Partials?
A flexi-partial is a partial denture made from very lightweight, flexible materials. Unlike traditional plastic dentures which can be stiff and rigid, a flexi-partial provides a more comfortable fit which is metal free and hypoallergenic.
Will Eating with New Dentures Be Difficult?
Eating with new dentures may take some time to get used too. An option to start with is to cut your food into more manageable, bite-sized pieces that are easier to chew. After some practice you will be able to return to a normal routine. Be mindful of foods with extreme temperatures or consistencies that are sticky, hard, or sharp.
Will dentures make me look different?
Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should not be any noticeable change in your appearance. If you are currently missing several teeth, dentures may fill out your facial appearance and improve your smile. Dentures can be full or partial.
How Do I Care for My Dentures?
Whether you get a partial or full denture it will require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains, and looking their best. For good denture care:
- Remove and rinse dentures after eating
- Handle your dentures carefully
- Clean your mouth after removing your dentures.
- Brush your dentures at least daily
- Soak dentures overnight
- Rinse dentures before putting them back in your mouth, especially if using a denture-soaking solution
- Schedule regular dental checkups
- See your dentist if you have a loose fit.
- Avoid abrasive cleaning materials, whitening toothpastes, bleach-containing products, and hot water
Our office accepts most major dental insurance providers. For additional questions regarding insurance, please contact our office.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Thind is very straightforward and provides a clear, simple explanation of the treatment to be performed."
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