Gregory B. Sweeney, D.D.S. | Dentures in North Syracuse

Dr. Gregory B. Sweeney, DDS       

5260 West Taft Rd. 

North Syracuse, NY 13212

P: (315) 458-3775, Fax 458-2845

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 Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. There are two types of full dentures.


  • Conventional Full Dentures - This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
  • Immediate Full Dentures - Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit to refit your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heels. The dentures will need to be tightened after the jaw bone has healed.
  • Partial Dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth. 

 
Your dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh colored base of the dentures is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don't have enough room for their tongue. Other times the dentures might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures and they begin to feel more and more like your natural teeth. They may never feel perfectly comfortable, but it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth.

Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles before removing your dentures. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water because it could warp the dentures. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don't drop them. Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.

                                      Dental Implants placed for Dentures 

-If you are missing all of your teeth or need extractions to have dentures made, an implant-supported full denture can replace them.  

                                      What are the advantages of Implants- supported dentures?

Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options.  1.) They look and function like natrual teeth.

2.) They are designed to be long lasting. 3.) They are more comfortable and stable than conventionl dentures, allowing you to retain a more natrual biting and chewing capacity.

4.) Because an implant supported denture will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved.  With conventional dentures, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth roots begins to resorb, or deteriorate.  The Implants over time integrate with your jaw bone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.  Therefore preventing recession of the jaw bone and a collapsed and unattractive smile.  Once you are healed and ready your new dentures will be able to "snap" over the dental implants and eliminating the risk of embarrassing social situations.  

            Call us today to schedule your appointment at 315-458-3775