Dentures can help patients restore an attractive, functional smile after significant tooth loss. In Jersey City, NJ, Dr. Haig Rickerby combines personalized care with dental expertise to create natural-looking, custom restorations. We offer both traditional and implant-supported dentures to meet the unique needs of our patients. At Journal Square Dental, you can receive the prosthetic you need for improved oral function, a boost in confidence, and a better quality of life.
For convenience, we can provide patients with dentures that are ready to wear the day after treatment.
Your Denture Options
If you have lost some or all of your teeth, dentures are an aesthetically pleasing option to fill the gaps in your smile. These restorations are typically made with a plastic base that is matched to the color of your gums. Your prosthetic teeth can be fabricated from strong, durable acrylic or porcelain for long-lasting results.
TYPES OF DENTURES WE OFFER
Our office provides both traditional and implant-supported dentures to meet our patients’ restorative needs and cosmetic goals. We offer three unique types of dentures, including:
- Partial dentures, often called a removable bridge, are used to replace multiple missing teeth. These restorations will typically have small metal clasps to hold them in place. These can be removed for your convenience.
- Full dentures can replace an entire row of teeth and rely on natural suction and dental adhesives for support. Similar to partial dentures, full dentures can be removable.
- Implant-supported dentures provide a stable and secure solution to significant tooth loss. These restorations connect to dental implants, which are embedded in your jaw. For patients who qualify, Dr. Rickerby can perform the All-on-4® technique to replace a full dental arch using only four implant posts.
Dr. Rickerby will work with you to determine the best option for your dental needsl needs.
Benefits of Dentures
Missing teeth can seriously impact your day-to-day routine, causing you discomfort and limiting your diet. However, dentures can improve your ability to chew and speak properly, significantly improving your quality of life. In addition, dentures can restore the aesthetics of your smile, helping you feel more confident in your appearance. Using a variety of strong, natural-looking materials, our office can provide the aesthetic restorations you need for a lifelike, durable smile.
Depending upon your needs, it can several appointments to plan and customize your prosthesis. In some cases, you may require preparatory procedures before your dentures can be designed. These may include restorative or periodontal treatments, which can address underlying conditions like tooth decay or gum disease. If you are receiving implant-supported dentures and do not have sufficient bone tissue to support implants, you may first require a preliminary bone graft or sinus lift. To ensure the best results, Dr. Rickerby will evaluate your smile during your consultation and determine your treatment timeline. For those receiving implant-supported dentures, you should expect the entire process to take about two and a half months.
Dentures can improve your ability to chew and speak properly, significantly improving your quality of life.
As soon as our team has completed all preparative dental work, we can begin the denture fitting process. We will take impressions and measurements of your jaw, which can be used to create a replica of your prosthesis. You will be able to try on your model dentures, so that we can establish proper color, shape, and fit. Once we have confirmed your denture is suited to your needs, your restoration can be manufactured. To provide added convenience, we offer second-day dentures, which are ready for you to wear the day after treatment.