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Dentures in Rochester, NY

At Elmwood Dental, we understand that no two mouths are alike, and that our denture patients deserve the smile and confidence that is unique to them. Whether you are considering dentures for the first time, or are a long-time denture wearer, our denture specialists are certified Prosthodontists, who have advanced training in the replacement of missing teeth. They will meet with you to discuss the best way to create an ideal reconstruction of your smile.

What is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontists specialize in treating dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.

What Are Dentures?

There are two types of dentures: immediate (temporary) dentures, and definitive dentures. An immediate denture is made prior to the removal of the remaining teeth and is ready to be placed at the same appointment that the teeth are extracted. Some refer to this as “teeth in a day” or "same day teeth".

Immediate dentures can help with healing and ensure that at no time a patient is ever without teeth. A soft, temporary liner is placed so that as the mouth heals and changes, the temporary denture is easily modified to ensure a proper fit. Once healing is completed, you remain comfortable in your temporary denture while fabrication of your final definitive denture begins.

When it comes to definitive dentures, our doctors utilize a time-tested and proven denture technique over several short visits. This process results in the best fitting, most comfortable and esthetic denture possible. Done with precision, the goal of dentures is to replace the missing teeth in a way that idealizes the position, shape and color or what the teeth would be if they were perfectly healthy. Involving the patient in the smile design process ensures that their expectations are met, both esthetically and functionally.

Most denture wearers would tell you that there is typically a large contrast in function between an upper denture and a lower denture. Upper dentures have the advantage of a suction effect on the palate, which makes it more retentive and secure as compared to a lower denture. Denture adhesive is often required for the lower denture to aid in keeping it secure during function and speech. One alternative to the limitations of a lower denture, is to utilize dental implants to help it snap on.

What Are Overdentures?

Overdentures are dentures that cover dental implants and attach to them with the use of a snap attachment. In this video we'll show you how an overdenture treatment is completed.

As with any of our dental services, you can enjoy peace of mind that Elmwood Dental uses only the highest quality materials in the making of dentures, ensuring the strongest, safest, most esthetic result possible. All dentures at Elmwood Dental are fabricated at our state-of-the-art Hybridge Dental Laboratory right here in Rochester, NY.  Our talented technicians are masterful in the denture process.

What Are Partial Dentures?

The third common option for the replacement of missing teeth is a removable option, the partial denture. Partial dentures are likened by many patients to retainers, in that they utilize the soft tissues and remaining teeth for the retention of a “plate” which includes one or more replacement teeth. Partial dentures are often an excellent option for those seeking to replace multiple missing teeth at one time, as the appliance snaps into place like a puzzle piece.

Meet Jay Sober, the General Manager of the Hybridge Laboratory and lead denture technician.

Mr. Sober has worked as a technician for 30 years and has trained and mentored dozens of denture technicians on the Hybridge Dental Laboratory team.

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