Have you had enough of the difficulties that come with missing teeth? If the answer to that question is, “Yes,” then depending on the extent of your tooth loss, partial dentures or full dentures can restore your smile and your confidence, as well as your ability to speak and chew. At East Islip Dental Care in East Islip, NY, Dr. Julie Blais Boerger is our dentures dentist. She is highly skilled in dental prosthetics and has provided many patients with dentures and partials that look and feel completely natural. Dr. Boerger is a clinical professor at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and a board member for New Dentist magazine. These posts give her the ability and opportunity to stay abreast of the latest in dental treatment and tooth replacement with partial or full dentures.
Partial Dentures Islip, NY, Smiles About
People experience tooth loss for a number of different reasons, including:
- Advanced gum disease
- Severe tooth decay
- A failed root canal procedure that necessitates extracting the tooth
- A traumatic injury that knocks out a tooth
- A congenital defect that leaves an open space in your smile
If any of these have caused you to be missing several teeth in various spots along your upper or lower arch, then consider coming to Dr. Boerger for a partial denture. Usually just called a partial, this prosthetic can be used to replace one or more consecutive or non-consecutive teeth. Essentially, a partial fits between and among your remaining natural teeth much like a puzzle piece. We’ll take an impression of your bite and send that to our dental lab, which will fabricate a customized partial denture. The partial consists of false teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. This is held securely in place with clips or brackets that hook on to stable natural teeth that are adjacent to missing teeth.
Full Dentures in East Islip
For our patients who are edentulous—meaning they are missing all of their teeth along the upper or lower arch—East Islip Dental Care offers full dentures. People who have lost all of their teeth are at risk of an unhealthy diet because they cannot eat nutritious foods. Furthermore, without teeth, facial muscles and bone begin to deteriorate, leading to an older and more haggard appearance. Thus, the need for full dentures becomes critical.
Like a partial, full dentures are manufactured by an expert ceramist in our dental lab. With impressions and exact measurements sent from our office, the lab builds a denture that replicates your natural smile. Dr. Boerger will make sure your new dentures fit comfortably, yet are snug enough to remain securely in place so you’ll be able to speak, eat and smile with confidence.
Schedule an Appointment Today
To learn more about how partial dentures or full dentures can restore you smile, call East Islip Dental Care. Our dentures dentist, Dr. Boerger, will be glad to consult with you in order to find the best solution. Our dental practice in East Islip, NY, serves all of Long Island including Sayville, Oakdale, Islip Terrace, Bohemia, Bay Shore and beyond.