Dentures are removable devices that replace missing teeth. If you have lost teeth through decay, gum disease, or through an accident or injury, you may want to ask a dentist, like those at Brooklyn Dental Group, how dentures will improve your appearance and your health. When you visit your Flatbush Avenue denture specialist, Dr. Martin Bodek, you will be in the hands of an experienced professional who has been serving the dental needs of the Flatbush community and its surrounding areas for over 20 years. Dr. Bodek will help you to decide if dentures are the right choice for you.
The two types of dentures are complete and partial. Complete dentures can be “conventional,” or placed in the mouth after several weeks when your gum tissue has healed, or they can also be “immediate.” This means they are placed in the mouth right after your natural teeth have been removed. The disadvantage to the “immediate” dentures is that as the gums are healing, they require more adjustments to fit properly in your mouth.
There are also bridges that are often referred to as fixed partial dentures. They, like dentures, are considered to be artificial replacement teeth. Bridges fill in the spaces between the natural teeth and are bonded to existing teeth or implants and prevent other teeth from changing position.
Dr. Martin Bodek, your Flatbush Avenue dentist, can discuss with you the pros and cons of dentures and how you will adjust to them. You may want to know if they will be difficult to wear or if you will have problems eating or speaking. Dr. Bodek will be able to evaluate your suitability for dentures based on a comprehensive exam and answer all of your questions and concerns. His goal is for you to be comfortable and satisfied with the choice you make.
Technological advances in dentistry have made dentures more natural looking and comfortable than in the past. Dr. Bodek will partner with you so that your dentures are handcrafted to your specific needs and appearance. The final result will be a natural smile you have always wanted. Call your Flatbush Avenue dentist, Dr. Martin Bodek, for a consultation. Dr. Bodek accepts most dental plans and his hours are flexible and convenient.