Dentures Specialist

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry of New York

Jessica A. Pandich, DDS

Prosthodontist & General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown, New York, NY

At Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry of New York, Dr. Jessica A. Pandich is proud to provide a number of different options to patients seeking replacement of lost teeth. Dentures are one of those options and are an affordable and durable solution for many Midtown Manhattan residents near Bryant Park and Grand Central.

Dentures Q & A

What are the different types of dentures?

There are several different types of dentures, all of which provide different benefits. Conventional dentures are full dental devices used to replace all of the patient's teeth. Immediate dentures are also removable and are used to give patients a temporary solution between having the remaining teeth removed and the arrival of their permanent conventional set of dentures. An overdenture is an option that can be used when some of the patient's natural teeth have been preserved. An overdenture is fitted over the remaining teeth to restore the patient’s smile.

What are the benefits of dentures over other tooth replacement options?

One of the primary benefits of dentures involves cost. A full set of dentures will provide the patient with the ability to replace most or all of their natural teeth. The investment required to obtain a full set of dentures is lower than that necessary to obtain dental implants. Dentures help restore the natural shape of the face and improve the patient's ability to chew food and speak normally. The cosmetic benefit of dentures is also an important factor for many people, and some patients will choose dentures as a temporary solution while they save up or seek financing options to obtain implants.

What are the negative aspects of dentures?

While technology has led to the creation of very durable dentures, there is no such thing as a permanent set of dentures. These dental devices will wear over time and are subject to damage through the processes of normal use. Dentures require special care and will need to be rinsed and brushed frequently. Some people have difficulty adjusting to dentures and need to use various products to help anchor the dentures in place. In addition, patients who choose dentures will not receive the same bone stimulation benefits that are attained with full dental implants. Dentures will need to be repaired and/or replaced over time, which can drive up the overall cost.