Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that pertains to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the mouth, including appearance, function, comfort and health of teeth. Our team of prosthodontists and dentist in Lower Manhattan are well-versed in providing our patients with the best possible care when restoring their teeth. With so many options, it can be difficult to narrow down your decision to find the exact treatment that is right for you. However, one of our most popular procedures for restoring teeth is with fixed and removable prosthodontics.
Removable bridges and dentures may be the first thing you think of when considering replacing missing teeth. There a complete dentures which replace all the teeth, or partial dentures which fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, preventing other teeth from changing positions. If receiving complete dentures from our dentist in Lower Manhattan, they will be inserted immediately after the removal of any remaining teeth. This ensures the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing process. Whereas a partial denture is a removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining teeth or implants after the natural teeth have been prepped to provide stability and support. If we determine that most of your teeth are in good condition, however, a fixed bridge will successfully replace one or more missing teeth. This is a permanent structure, supported by the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth that spans the gap between the teeth. Fixed bridges can be made to look natural and to match the adjoining teeth, restoring and improving your smile.
At Metropolitan Dental Associates PC, we believe that people look different, teeth look different, and so every patient deserves a customized service. On the other hand, all patients are equally important and treated as friends and family. Our prosthodontists and dentist in Lower Manhattan will determine the best possible solution to restore your teeth based on your individual needs. Regardless of which method is right for you, restoring and replacing your teeth will surely restore your beautiful smile.
By Metropolitan Dental Associates
September 29, 2016