Restoring Your Smile with Custom Dentures
Due to their customizable design and comprehensive benefits, dentures have been become the popular choice for over 90 percent of patients struggling with extensive tooth loss. At KAF Dental in Farmingdale, NY, Drs. Donald Kahn, Daniel Aldieri, and Angela Ferrari can help you choose a set of partial or full dentures that can transform the form and function of your smile for years to come. Depending on your needs and budget, we offer both traditional and implant-supported denture options.
Are You a Good Candidate?
We typically recommend dentures for patients who are:
- Missing most or all of their teeth: Where single or several missing teeth are effectively treated with implant-supported crowns or a dental bridge, dentures are best suited to patients who have lost a significant number of teeth.
- Committed to caring for their dentures: The longterm success of your dentures will largely depend on proper care, effective cleaning, and regular visits to your dentist.
- In good oral health: Untreated oral health issues such as periodontal disease and bone loss can undermine the fit of your dentures.
Implant-supported dentures have additional candidacy requirements, including sufficient bone density to support the implants.
Implant-supported dentures offer unparalleled stability for many years.
Why Choose Dentures?
Without teeth, many patients develop nutritional deficiencies, which can in turn lead to obesity, diabetes complications, and heart disease. With dentures, though, patients can once again enjoy a full diet. Furthermore, dentures also mitigate many of speaking problems associated with missing teeth. Patients who choose implant-retained restorations over conventional dentures can also enjoy more natural-looking results and will not need adhesive to keep their dentures safely in place.
Treatment Process for Traditional Dentures
Drs. Kahn, Aldieri, and Ferrari take great care and attention to ensure that your dentures fit comfortably and enhance your overall facial features. Over the course of several appointments, you can visit our office to try on models and undergo adjustments to your prosthetics until your final restoration is ready for placement. Our office works with a trusted dental lab to create your dentures based on your needs, budget, and goals.
Immediate-Load Dentures with All-on-4®
At KFA Dental, we proudly use Nobel Biocare® products and offer All-on-4® dental implants for patients who need immediate-load implants. The All-on-4 technique was developed by Nobel Biocare and uses only four, strategically placed implant posts to secure a dental arch. Because this method requires fewer implants, it is an appropriate option even for patients who have suffered jawbone deterioration.
Enjoying the Comprehensive Benefits
Once your traditional or implant-supported dentures are in place, you should follow the care and cleaning instructions provided by your dentist to keep your dentures looking and feeling great for years to come. Dentures have shown incredible success rates, with many restorations maintaining their function for five to ten years. Dentures can also help you:
- Feel confident in your smile once again
- Eat foods you could not enjoy with missing teeth
- Restore your ability to speak properly
Additionally, patients who choose implant-supported dentures can enjoy enhanced stability and prevent future issues such as bone loss.
Learn About Your Options
Dentures are a comprehensive solution for patients with extensive tooth loss and, thanks to advancements in dentistry, they can look and feel more natural than ever before. To learn more about the materials we use, contact our team at (516) 249-1188 or reach out online.