Dentures are removable dental prostheses used by our dentists in South Plainfield, NJ, to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored base that sits on the gums. Dentures are important as they restore the ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently for individuals with missing teeth.

Additionally, dentures help support facial muscles, prevent face sagging, and maintain proper alignment of remaining teeth. They also improve oral health by distributing forces evenly across the mouth and preventing issues associated with tooth loss, such as bone resorption and shifting of adjacent teeth. Dentures play a crucial role in restoring function, aesthetics, and overall quality of life for patients with missing teeth. 

Types of Dentures

Partial Dentures 

Partial dentures are designed to replace one or more missing teeth when some natural teeth remain in the mouth. They consist of artificial teeth (pontics) attached to a metal or acrylic framework that clasps onto the remaining natural teeth for support.

Partial dentures restore the appearance and function of the smile while preventing the remaining teeth from shifting out of place. They are a versatile and cost-effective solution for patients with multiple missing teeth in different mouth areas. 

Complete Dentures 

Complete dentures replace all teeth in a dental arch, either the upper or lower arch or both. They consist of a full set of artificial teeth in a gum-colored acrylic base that rests directly on the patient's gums.

Complete dentures restore the smile's appearance, function, and alignment, providing patients with a comprehensive solution for complete tooth loss. They are custom-made to fit snugly and comfortably in the mouth, allowing patients to eat, speak, and smile confidently. 

The Procedure for Dentures 

The process begins with a consultation with our dentist at Park Avenue Dental, to assess the patient's oral health, discuss treatment options, and develop a personalized treatment plan. Impressions of the patient's mouth are taken to create custom-made dentures that fit securely and comfortably in the mouth. Measurements of the jaw and facial features are also taken to ensure proper fit and alignment.  

The impressions and measurements are sent to a dental laboratory, where skilled technicians fabricate the dentures according to the dentist's specifications, ensuring optimal fit, function, and aesthetics. Once the dentures are ready, they are carefully fitted and adjusted to ensure proper fit, comfort, and function. The dentist may adjust the dentures to achieve the desired fit and appearance.  

Patients are provided with instructions on caring for their dentures properly, including cleaning and maintenance techniques. Regular dental visits are recommended to monitor the fit and condition of the dentures and make any necessary adjustments. 

The Benefits of Dentures 

Restored Aesthetics 

  • One of the most significant benefits of dentures in South Plainfield, NJ, is their ability to restore a natural-looking smile. Dentures are custom-made to fit the unique contours of each patient's mouth, ensuring a comfortable and lifelike appearance. 
  • Denture teeth are crafted from high-quality materials that closely resemble natural teeth in terms of color, shape, and translucency, resulting in a seamless and aesthetically pleasing restoration.  

Improved Chewing and Speaking 

  • Missing teeth can make chewing and speaking difficult and uncomfortable. Dentures provide support and stability, allowing individuals to chew food more effectively and speak clearly and confidently. 
  • With dentures, patients can enjoy a varied diet without restrictions, leading to better nutrition and overall health. 

Enhanced Facial Contour and Support 

  • Tooth loss can lead to changes in facial appearance, such as sunken cheeks and a collapsed jawline, giving the face a prematurely aged appearance. Dentures help restore facial volume and support, filling out the cheeks and restoring a more youthful facial contour. 
  • Dentures can improve facial aesthetics and boost self-confidence by supporting the lips and cheeks. 

Preventing Shifting of Teeth 

  • Gaps left by missing teeth can cause adjacent teeth to shift or drift out of position over time, leading to misalignment and bite problems. Dentures fill the gaps, preventing neighboring teeth from shifting and helping maintain proper dental alignment. 
  • By preserving dental alignment, dentures help prevent further dental issues, such as crowding, spacing problems, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Contact us today to learn more!

Preservation of Jawbone Health 

  • Tooth loss can contribute to bone loss in the jawbone over time, as the surrounding bone may deteriorate due to lack of stimulation from chewing forces. Dentures help preserve jawbone density by supporting and stimulating the underlying bone structure. 
  • By maintaining bone volume and integrity, dentures help prevent the collapse of facial features and the premature aging effects associated with bone loss in the jaw. 

Versatility and Convenience 

  • Dentures are a versatile tooth replacement option tailored to individual needs and preferences, whether partial or complete, conventional or implant-supported. They offer flexibility and adaptability to suit various lifestyles and budgets.  
  • With proper care and maintenance, dentures can be a long-lasting and reliable tooth replacement solution, allowing patients to smile, eat, and speak confidently for years.  

Dentures offer a versatile and effective solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring smiles. If you're considering dentures to address tooth loss, visit Park Avenue Dental at 160 Oak Tree Ave., South Plainfield, NJ 07080, or call (908) 757-3200 to explore your options and embark on a journey to a complete and beautiful smile. 


160 Oak Tree Ave.,
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

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