Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that are used to replace teeth that have been lost due to a variety of factors such as tooth decay, gum disease, injury, etc. They are custom-made dental appliances made to fit the form and size of a patient’s jaws and sit over the gums. These prosthetic appliances are commonly made from acrylic, nylon, or metal and can be fitted to replace several teeth or even a complete arch.

    Types of Dentures

    There are two main types of dentures:

    Complete Dentures: These dentures are used to replace a complete set of teeth in an arch.

    Partial Dentures: These dentures are used to replace a single tooth or several missing or damaged teeth when some of the natural teeth still remain.


    The complete process for dentures takes a few weeks and a few dental appointments. During your initial appointment, you will consult with our dentist or prosthodontist to identify which type of appliance is ideal for you. 

    The next steps in the procedure are as follows:

    • A series of imprints of your jaw and measurements of how your jaws fit together and how much room there is between them are taken.
    • Models, wax forms, and plastic patterns that are accurate replicas of the denture's shape and position are created. Before the final denture is cast, you will try on this model numerous times, and the color, form, and fit will be evaluated.
    • A final denture is fabricated. As needed, adjustments will be made.

    Benefits of Dentures

    Polished Smile and Appearance

    Dentures replace missing or damaged teeth and restore your natural, confident smile. They also help you look younger by preventing facial sagging, which can make you look older than you actually are.

    Increased Confidence and Self-Esteem

    Damaged or missing teeth make people self-conscious about their smile, and they usually think twice before opening their mouths. But with dentures, you feel confident about your smile and boost your self-esteem.

    Easy to Clean

    You can maintain your oral hygiene with minimal effort because dentures are removable. To keep your dentures clean and clear of plaque and germs that can cause gum disease, all you need is a soft-bristled toothbrush and a special denture cleanser. 

    Other Benefits

    Dentures allow patients to eat food they would not otherwise be able to eat without teeth. They support optimum biting and chewing and restore oral functions.

    Please reach out to our dental practice in Flanders, NJ, to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists and learn more about dentures. You can contact our dentist in Flanders, NJ, at (973) 370-8917 or schedule your consultation online.


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