General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Located in the Cayuga Mall, Ithaca, NY
If you’ve always dreaded dentures because you think they’re uncomfortable, unnatural, or unstable, it’s time to look at today’s advanced dentures. They bear little resemblance to the old-fashioned dentures you might be thinking of! At Tompkins Dental in the Cayuga Mall in Ithaca, New York, expert dentist Raminder Singh, DDS, offers the latest advances in dentures and partials. These dentures and partial dentures are highly customized using the most advanced procedures and technology, giving you completely natural-looking and -feeling teeth replacement. Use online booking or call the office to make an appointment now.
Dentures and Partials Q & A
How are today’s dentures and partials better than before?
Today’s dentures are fabricated using state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technology. When you get dentures at Tompkins Dental, you’re getting a completely customized set of replacement teeth, one that is made to look and feel like your natural teeth. There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all dentures here.
Every tooth is made to look like your own teeth, and your denture base is precisely made for the most perfect fit possible. Whether you need full dentures or partials to replace a group of teeth, you can get the results you want at Tompkins Dental.
Is a bridge or a partial denture better?
It depends on your specific needs. In general, a bridge is ideal when you have one or just a few missing teeth in a row, and you have viable support teeth on either side to retain the bridge permanently.
If you’re missing a longer span of teeth, such as five or six teeth in a row, Dr. Singh may recommend a partial denture since a bridge might not offer enough support. Both bridges and partial dentures are very effective ways to replace your missing teeth, and Dr. Singh tailors your solution for your needs.
What kind of dentures offer maximum stability?
Many patients worry about denture stability. Although traditional dentures and partials are both quite stable because they’re custom made, you might still want some extra assurance that they won’t budge. In that case, a combination of dental implants and dentures could be just what you need.
The All-on-4® system includes four dental implants in the top of the mouth and four in the bottom. These implants secure the full denture arch. All-on-4 is a permanent option, so you won’t remove these for cleaning like with most dentures. This type of denture and dental implant combo is known as screw-retained dentures.
Another option is snap-on dentures, which work on a similar principle to screw-retained dentures. But, with snap-on dentures, you remove them to clean them and do oral hygiene every day just as you would with regular dentures.
Dentures are now so natural-looking that you’ll look like you have a great smile, nothing fake about it. To find out how dentures can work for you, call Tompkins Dental or use online booking to make your appointment with Dr. Singh now.