Dr. Michael J. Wei, DDS, PC
Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is a top dentist specializing in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry including smile makeovers, invisalign braces, dental implants and more.

Answering Patient Questions About Removable Dentures

If you have multiple missing teeth, your dentist may recommend dentures to restore your smile. Removable dentures can help you feel more confident in your smile, and they will help you avoid some of the complications associated with tooth loss. As you’re considering your tooth restoration options, here are the answers to some of the questions that are likely to be on your mind.

What exactly are removable dentures?

Removable dentures consist of plastic bases that look like gum tissue and are attached to a set of artificial teeth. There are multiple ways that your dentist can secure the dentures in your mouth, depending on your needs. If you are getting a partial removable denture, your dentist will attach them to your natural teeth using either precision attachments, which are devices that clip to your teeth, or metal clasps. There are pros and cons to each option, so your dentist will help you select the right ones for you.

Will everyone know I am wearing dentures?

Dentures can look incredibly realistic, and after your dentist ensures you get the perfect fit, they will look natural when you smile. As you adjust to wearing dentures, you may notice that your speech is slightly altered, but this should pass quickly. Your dentist may also recommend avoiding certain foods that can cause your dentures to slip. You will get more adept at picking the right foods and chewing properly as you adjust to dentures.

Do dentures require special care?

Because dentures are removable, you will take them out of your mouth to brush them each day, using a special denture brush or a soft-bristle toothbrush and a dental cleanser recommended by your dentist. Your dentures may also need to be adjusted periodically to maintain a tight fit as your mouth changes.

Dr. Michael J. Wei is committed to helping patients smile with confidence by offering a full range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments. Could dentures be the right option for you? Schedule a consultation for dentures in Manhattan at our dentist office by calling (212) 982-4080.


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