Many people experience the loss of teeth, in which case, replacing these teeth needs to be discussed. There are several options available for people who need to replace lost teeth, though for individuals who are missing most (if not all) of their teeth, then dentures are a likely option. Here at the offices of Joseph Viana, DDS, you can learn more about dentures in Yonkers NY and what you will need to do to restore your smile. You can even learn about other aspects of the procedure, including your potential for temporary dentures in the interim period.
If you are getting dentures made, you will likely need temporary dentures first. It takes some time to create a custom set of dentures. They need to be made specifically to fit into your mouth, not only so that they will look as natural as possible but so that they do not create any friction, or cause stress and strain. While your dentures are being created, however, you may be given a set of temporary dentures that will allow you to chew and eat until your custom dentures are completed. For the most part, temporary dentures are made before you undergo any oral surgery that you might need to remove severely damaged teeth, and can be used immediately after the affected teeth are removed. These temporary dentures act to maintain the shape of your face, even if the fit is not ideal or made to fit you specifically. Temporary dentures can help you maintain your smile and your habits in this interim period, but you may still have difficulty using them because they will not be of the same quality as your final, custom-made dentures in Yonkers NY. Our dentist Joseph Viana, DDS can tell you more about the pros and cons of this option, helping you make a decision beforehand.
If you need dentures in Yonkers NY and are interested in what temporary dentures can do for you, call or visit us here at the offices of Joseph Viana, DDS to learn more today.