Dentures are removable dental appliances that can effectively replace missing teeth. When in place, dentures will restore function, health, and aesthetics to your smile and allow you to enjoy the foods you love once again.

At Paramus Dental and Implant Center in Rochelle Park, we offer two types of dentures: complete dentures and partials. Complete dentures are designed for those missing all natural teeth, while partial dentures are only for those who have some natural teeth remaining in an arch. Partials can help prevent other teeth from shifting when in place.

Dentures can:

  • Replace missing teeth
  • Restore function
  • Improve your ability to speak, chew, and digest
  • Prevent facial tissues from sagging
  • Give you a beautiful, complete smile

Procedure

Dentures require multiple visits over the course of several weeks. During these appointments, we will take impressions of your mouth. These impressions will be used to create your custom dentures. Fitting appointments will be necessary in order to ensure that you receive the right shape, color, and fit of denture. At the final appointment, your dentures will be adjusted and placed by one of our dentists.

If you are missing teeth and are in Paramus, Maywood, or any of the surrounding areas, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. They can tell you if dentures or another treatment, such as dental implants, are right for you.

Post-Op Instructions

Once you’ve received your dentures or partials, leave them in your mouth for 24 hours. Once you arrive home after your appointment, take a pain pill before the numbness wears off to ensure that you remain comfortable. For the first day, eat soft, cool foods. Do not try to eat solid foods until you feel you are ready.

During the first few days after the dentures have been placed, keep your upper body elevated at a 30 or 40 degree angle. Apply ice packs or cool cloths to the areas outside of the mouth for 20 minutes at a time to help keep you comfortable. Each night after the first 24 hours, take your dentures out and keep them in a container full of a denture-cleaning solution or water to allow your gums to rest. Practice speaking out loud every day to help your tongue and muscles get used to the new dentures.

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