If you’re missing permanent teeth, dentures can restore your smile, improve your speech, and make it easier to eat. At A&M Dental Arts in Manalapan, New Jersey, general and family dentist Manisha Singh, DMD, offers several types of dentures. In addition, there’s an on-site dental lab that provides next-day repairs and quick turnaround times of between 24-48 hours. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.
Dentures are oral prosthetics that replace missing teeth. They’re made from materials like acrylic, plastic, or nylon and rest on top of your gums.
Properly fitted dentures restore your smile to its near-original condition. They prevent your permanent teeth from shifting, stop gum recession, and restore structure to your jaw.
At A&M Dental Arts, Dr. Singh offers several types of dentures, including:
If you still have healthy permanent teeth, consider partial dentures. Partial dentures have a metal framework that attaches to small clasps. One (or several) artificial teeth sit on top of the framework, filling the gap in your smile.
If you’re missing a full arch of teeth, consider complete dentures. Complete dentures feature a metal base, pink acrylic gums, and a full row of artificial teeth. To prevent your dentures from slipping, you apply denture glue or adhesive to the bottom.
If you want a more permanent solution, consider implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures attach to dental implants — titanium posts that fuse to your jaw. Dr. Singh doesn’t place implants herself, but she does provide implant restorations.
Getting dentures typically involves at least two appointments spaced several weeks apart.
At your initial consultation, Dr. Singh conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your goals for treatment. She then takes digital oral X-rays to assess the health and condition of your existing tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone.
Once Dr. Singh has a comprehensive picture of your oral health, she takes impressions of your mouth. She gives your impressions to the onsite denture laboratory that uses them to create a custom set of artificial teeth.
A week or two later you return to A&M Dental Arts. Dr. Singh has you try on your new dentures and makes adjustments as necessary. Before sending you home, she provides you with a list of care instructions.
If you damage your dentures, call A&M Dental Arts right away. Dr. Singh offers next-day denture repairs through her on-site denture laboratory. Most repairs finish within 24-48 hours.
To see if dentures are right for you, request a consultation at A&M Dental Arts. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office to speak with a member of the administrative team today.