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Dentures—Complete, Partial
Rockland County, NY

Rendering of removable partial dentureA denture is a removable appliance that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal or plastic clasps. A complete denture consists of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.

Dentures are still one of the most popular options for people with missing teeth. Many things make dentures attractive to Thiells Dentist - Michael Bleyzer, DDS patients who need teeth replacement, including the lower cost and the changes in technology that has improved the way in which labs build these devices.

While there are many other methods used for tooth replacement such as dental implants, dentures are still an affordable and practical choice that many patients prefer when they need to replace missing teeth.

What are Dentures?

Dentures are prosthetic teeth attached to a base made of a material that matches the look and color of your natural gums. Dentures are placed over the gums and can be removed at night or any other time for cleaning and to give your gums a break.

When you need dentures for the upper teeth, they will cover the palate or roof of the mouth, much like a retainer. Lower dentures are placed over the gums and come in a horseshoe shape to fit around the tongue.

Types of Dentures

There are two types of dentures: full or complete dentures and partials.
•  Full or Complete Dentures. As the name indicates, full or complete dentures replace all your teeth. After removing any upper or lower natural teeth, we place a complete denture over your gums. This procedure can be done after your mouth heals from the extraction surgery (which can take several months, depending on various factors) or at the same time any remaining teeth are extracted. For the latter option, we make an impression of your teeth at a prior appointment.
•  Partial Dentures. Partial dentures replace some missing teeth and are supported by a metal frame which is anchored by natural teeth or dental implants.

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Getting Used to Dentures

While dentures are an excellent and affordable option for patients with missing teeth, they are a strange device, and it will take you some time to get used to the changes in your bite. You may need to come in for several adjustments until you feel comfortable with how the dentures fit and work while biting.

Speaking may also be affected by dentures, but with time, it will become more natural. It may feel as if they don’t fit properly, but this is not uncommon. Some patients get discouraged but try to keep in mind that this is an entirely new appliance and your entire mouth has to get used to working with it.

How Do I Care for My Dentures?

Taking some steps to care for your dentures will make them last for years. Here are some tips to keep them from getting damaged.
•  Use a towel when handling dentures to prevent breaks
•  Rinse them in lukewarm (not hot) water and soak them while not in use
•  Purchase a brush specifically designed to clean dentures and clean softly
•  Remove any adhesive particles left in the dentures
•  Brush your gums with a very soft toothbrush or hand rag before inserting your dentures

With proper care, dentures can last for many years, but don’t forget to call Thiells Dentist - Michael Bleyzer, DDS at (845) 429-8060 for routine checkups.
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Theills Dentist - Michael Bleyzer, DDS

(845) 429-8060
14 Thiells Mt Ivy Rd
Pomona, NY 10970-3038
Right off of Exit 13 Palisades Parkway


Mon: 10am–7pm
Tues: 10am–6pm
Wed: 8am–5pm
Thurs: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 9am–3pm
Additional hours may be available by appointment

Serving entire Rockland County New York: Pomona, Suffern, Valley Cottage, New City, Congers, North Rockland Towns of Thiells, Stony Point, Garnerville, Haverstraw and West Haverstraw, and Tomkins Cove.

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