Dentures – Bergenfield, NJ
Your New Dentures Can Help You Look Years Younger
Do you need to replace multiple missing teeth or a full row of teeth? Based on Dr. LaCap's and Dr. Tong’s years of experience creating dentures, you can be confident that you’ll receive exceptional care with results that look natural and beautiful.
Why Choose Washington Dental Associates for Full & Partial Dentures?
- Implant-Retained Dentures Available
- Not Satisfied? Get Your Money Back
- Decades of Trusted Clinical Expertise
The Difference Between Partial and Full Dentures
A partial denture features multiple missing teeth on a gum colored base, and unlike a bridge—which is fixed in place—a partial can be easily removed for cleaning and comfort. A full denture, meanwhile, replaces a full row of top or bottom teeth. They can be closed or open palate and are often held in place with a simple adhesive cream.
Problems with Ill-Fitting or Bad Dentures
“Are You Suffering from Bad Dentures?”
Many older patients may wonder why it’s so important to have a fully custom denture, but ill-fitting prosthetics can negatively impact your life in various ways. They can make it difficult to speak without clicking and clacking sounds, prevent you from eating favorite foods, and even send you running from the camera when someone wants to take a photo. If you’re tired of these chronic concerns and ready for a change, our doctors would love to help.
We Guarantee Your Satisfaction
We want to be your dentists and we are willing to give away free and discounted dental care just so you can get to know us and give us a try. We know that 9 out of 10 patients like you who visit our office will be so delighted with the dental care that they become patients for life –like Lauren Severiano! She said:
"Dr. LaCap is so knowledgeable about what she’s doing. She makes you feel really comfortable as the process goes along. She’s the type of person who explains everything that is happening. Obviously, I don’t have a dental background, so Dr. LaCap really wants instill her knowledge into you and she’s just so friendly."
-Lauren Severaino, Patient
For patients who want something other than a traditional denture, we also offer dental implants and mini dental implants. These options can help patients achieve more natural and lifelike results because they have a structure that mimics the natural design of our teeth. If this is an option you want to consider, let us complete a consultation. We’ll assess the health and strength of your jaw to determine if implants are right for you. If they’re not, we’re happy to discuss alternative solutions.
Schedule A Complimentary Denture Consultation
Remember: To restore your smile with a partial or full denture,call us today to schedule your FREE Get Acquainted Denture Consultation at Washington Dental Associates. We’re happy to offer restorative care to our patients in Bergenfield, Dumont, New Milford, Teaneck, Cresskill, Tenafly, and other locations in New Jersey.
To this day, dentures are one of the most sought-after and reliable tooth-replacement solutions. That doesn’t mean, however, that it isn’t natural to have a few questions you’d like answered before committing to treatment. Do you have to get all of your teeth pulled? Is it hard to talk with dentures? Are there any dietary restrictions? We’ve taken the time to answer all of these questions and more right here.
Should I Have All My Teeth Pulled to Get Dentures?
Priority number one is always to save your natural teeth. However, there are some cases where that simply isn’t possible, like when the tooth in question has sustained extensive decay. When it isn’t feasible to save it, then a tooth extraction is necessary. Don’t worry – our Bergenfield dentist will review all of your treatment options at your initial consultation so you can decide together what’s best for your oral health.
Can I Sleep with My Dentures?
While you can sleep with your dentures, many dental professionals advise against it. To start, taking them out as you doze gives your gums a chance to rest, preventing soft tissue irritation. Secondly, wearing your dentures for too long can have a negative impact on your oral health, like higher levels of gum and tongue plaque. Lastly, removing them at night is the perfect opportunity to give your dentures a thorough cleaning. All you have to do is place them in a glass of a dentist-approved cleaner. By morning, they’ll be fresh and clean!
Is It Hard to Talk with Dentures?
Fortunately, dentures in Bergenfield aren’t difficult to talk with, especially after you get through the initial adjustment period. While you might experience a slight lisp in the beginning, you may be surprised just how quickly you adapt. After all, each denture is custom-made, ensuring it doesn’t feel bulky or awkward in any way. (NOTE: If you find that your dentures are slipping out of place as you speak, try biting down and swallowing first. This will ensure the restoration is in the right position and that no excess saliva muddles your speech).
What Can’t You Eat with Dentures?
Fortunately, dentures can improve your bite exponentially, especially if you’ve been struggling with moderate to severe tooth loss. With that being said, there are a few foods that you shouldn’t eat with dentures. Sticky foods, like peanut butter and gummy candies, can tug on them, causing them to fall out of position. Hard items that require extensive chewing, such as nuts and certain breads, should also be avoided. Lastly, tough meats, like steak, should be enjoyed in moderation. When you do indulge, make sure to cut it into small pieces to put less stress on you and your dentures.
Can You Kiss with Dentures?
Yes! It’s absolutely possible to kiss with dentures. Just be sure to be gentle at first and stick to closed-lip kisses. That way, you avoid accidentally knocking your restoration against their teeth. For added stability, try adding a little bit of a dentist-recommended adhesive to your dentures beforehand. This will prevent them from shifting.
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