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Are you missing a number of your teeth? You may be a good candidate for partial dentures (prosthodontics). When only one or more natural teeth are left in your lower jaw or upper jaw, partial dentures are sometimes recommended. Teeth can be replaced by a fixed bridge. On the teeth on either side of the fixed bridge, crowns are placed. The bridge replaces one or more teeth and attaches to the remaining teeth.
You may also hear partial dentures referred to as simply either a bridge or a partial, but that's incorrect. There is a difference between the two. A partial is used with a fixed bridge. A bridge, however, also called a partial denture, is a removable false tooth (or teeth). When there are fewer teeth to replace, a bridge might be used or, if only on one side of the mouth, there are missing teeth. Another method used in cases such as this can be dental implants, if appropriate.
As just explained, if you are missing a number of teeth, you may want to seek the advice and services of a prosthodontist. They can make you a set of partial dentures. The following are some reasons why you may opt for partial dentures:
Guerrino Dentistry offers endodontics for performing required care of the pulp of your teeth. We use the most modern, state-of-the-art technology and equipment with which to accomplish exams and treatments. Procedures performed by our endodontists include the following:
Partial dentures fall into the area of prosthodontics. Prosthodontists are the specialists that take care of things like partial dentures. They specialize in handling and treating facial and dental problems that involve jaw structures and missing teeth restoration. These individuals are also highly trained in TMD/TMJ, temporomandibular disorders, dentures, bridges, crowns, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry.
The difference between a dentist and a prosthodontist, among other things, is that the handling of minor dental procedures and routine dental care are handled by dentists: i.e. dental fillings. Prosthodontists, on the other hand, deal with restoring your oral health by replacing teeth; thereby allowing the patient to regain complete mouth function.
Providing Hartsdale, Mount Vernon, and Scarsdale prevention programs and dental cleaning services that are both affordable and reputable – that has been the main focus of Guerrino Dentistry since its inception. We treat oral cancer, make dentures, treat bone loss, cavities, periodontal disease, and more. We use experienced, expert staff combined with state-of-the-art equipment. Here you will be provided with a comfortable, friendly setting in which to remove built-up tartar and plaque by cleaning your teeth fully and completely. That winning smile you've always wanted is now entirely possible!
Schedule your smile makeover with partial dentures (or complete dentures) today. All you have to do is complete this form or give us a call at one of our hotlines: 371-2823 (Hartsdale), 371-2648 (Mt Vernon), and 826-2963 (Scarsdale)… all phone numbers have a 914 area code.Go Back