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Dentures & Partials East Hanover, NJ

Dentures & PartialsAn Overview

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

The loss of a tooth, or several teeth, can be a traumatic and emotional experience, affecting the daily quality of life. Patients who are missing teeth often look older because they don’t have healthy tooth structures to support their lips and cheek giving a saggy or droopy appearance.

Replacing teeth can greatly improve the appearance of a smile. In addition, once a patient has lost a tooth, the bone structure begins to deteriorate. Dr. Raj Upadya of Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry offers dentures and partial dentures in East Hanover, NJ. Dentures and partials are a restorative dentistry solution we provide to new and existing patients.

custom dentures in East Hanover, New Jersey 07936

Dentures are custom made artificial teeth used to replace missing teeth and some of the gum tissue. They are made in a dental lab with impressions of your mouth. Dentures and partial dentures can actually improve your quality of life by restoring confidence, function and health to your smile.

Dr. Upadya carefully evaluates each patient and makes the best recommendations for the best long-term, natural looking results. Dentures and partial dentures are designed to fit as comfortably and securely as possible.

How to Choose and Care for Your Dentures

Dr. Upadya has been a life-saver for me. I went to him with a TMD issue after previously visiting several dentists who were unhelpful. Dr. Upadya took the time to identify and correct the underlying issues which has helped my discomfort greatly. Highly recommendBill W.
Dr. Raj and his team are absolutely amazing! I have been suffering with headaches and chronic neck and jaw pain for over 10 years. Dr. Raj was finally able to give me relief, and recommended me to another doctor to help me even further. The staff is so pleasant and…Falon S.
All the staff were pleasant and helpful! Dr.Raj is great! Hes very knowledgable and makes sure you are comfortable and satisfied with your dental treatment!Jalynn F.
Amazing dentist. Extremely knowledgeable about malocullsion issues which is what I came in for. Look forward to working with him and fixing my bite.Patrick Z.

Dentures & Partials What to Expect

Full Dentures

Dr. Upadya uses full dentures to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. Dentures can either be fixed or removable. Fixed dentures are anchored by dental implants. As few as four dental implants may be needed to secure the denture in place, greatly increasing the success rate and satisfaction of the denture.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used to replace several missing teeth. Like full dentures, they can either be fixed or removable. Partial dentures are similar to a dental bridge. If the partial denture is fixed, it is either secured in place using dental crowns or dental implants.

Implant-Supported Dentures

While there is a greater investment for dental implant-supported dentures, they do provide superior long term benefits over removable dentures. They eliminate all the classic concerns that come with the removable options.

1) One of the most significant benefits of implant supported dentures over removable dentures is that you can chew, speak and smile normally. With dental implant-supported dentures, patients do not have to worry about what types of foods they eat.

2) You can continue to enjoy normal activities without the worry of them falling out.

3) Implant-supported dentures offer better retention and help maintain jawbone structure and facial integrity. This will help prevent bone loss and premature facial sagging.

4) Dentures secured by dental implants eliminate the need for glues, adhesives, soaks, and rinses. There is also no more worrying about them slipping around in your mouth or fearing that they will fall out.

Dr. Ira Goldberg joins Dr. Upadya at Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry to offer complete dental implant services under one roof. All phases of your procedure can be performed in the comfort of our East Hanover dental office.

Schedule a Dental Exam Today

If you have missing teeth or are about to lose your teeth, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Upadya. Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry is conveniently located in East Hanover, New Jersey near Florham Park, Livingston, West Caldwell, Morristown, and other surrounding communities.

Call us at 973-241-5169 or request an appointment online. We gladly welcome new patients and out of town patients.

Dentures & Partials FAQs

How long do dentures last?

Traditional dentures can last between 5-10 years; even longer with proper care. Although, you would likely want to get them replaced sooner. Older dentures can cause pain and tend to not fit like they used to. The American Dental Association recommends that denture wearers replace their dentures every 5-7 years for the best fit and appearance.

Should you always keep dentures in water overnight?

Yes. Most dentures need to stay wet in order to keep their shape and fit. You can elect to buy denture solutions, but water works just fine.

Are implant-supported dentures worth it?

Implant-supported dentures are not for everyone. Although, as mentioned above, they do provide a number of benefits that blow traditional dentures out of the water. Before you decide if they are right for you, visit us for a dental exam. We can determine if they will benefit your specific case, or recommend other restorative options.

What not to do after getting dentures?

After getting dentures patients should avoid eating sticky or chewy foods that could get stuck on or under the dentures. Patients should also avoid eating tough meat, and hard foods such as apples.

How many hours a day should you wear your dentures?

Patients should wear their dentures during the day and remove them for the night. It is recommended that patients remove their dentures for six to eight hours per day to give their gum tissues a period to rest.

How long will new dentures hurt?

It can take anywhere from two to four weeks for your new set of dentures to settle in properly. It’s not uncommon for the first few days to be a little tender or uncomfortable.