Dentures – Schoharie, NY

The Trusted Way to Replace Missing Teeth

For people missing a few or even all of their teeth, dentures offer an effective and convenient solution. At Schoharie Dental, our dentures are uniquely designed for each patient and are made using the highest quality and most natural-looking materials available. This ensures that someone enjoys a comfortable fit, consistent stability, and has an attractive smile they can rely on. To start getting your own custom-made dentures in Schoharie, all you need to do is schedule a consultation with our team today.

Why Choose Schoharie Dental for Dentures?

  • Implant Dentures Available
  • Natural-Looking Dentures
  • Dental Insurance Welcome & Maximized

What Are Dentures?

Full and partial dentures in Schoharie against white background

Dentures are prosthetic devices that either sit on the gum tissue and replace an entire row of teeth, or clip onto existing teeth or dental implants.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

Male denture candidate in Schoharie

If you’re unsure who might make a good candidate for dentures, you’ll be pleased to learn that most individuals who are missing multiple teeth or entire arches are considered eligible for treatment. As one of the most reliable methods of care for those with missing teeth, full, partial, and even implant dentures can make a significant difference in the lives of those who desire a full, complete smile. To find out more about what makes someone a good candidate for dentures, keep reading.

Effects of Missing Teeth

Woman pleased with her complete smile

No one wants to envision themselves without a full set of teeth; however, it is the reality for millions of individuals in the United States. An incomplete smile can make eating your favorite foods nearly impossible, and attempting to speak to loved ones over the phone can be challenging. Dodging family photos is also something you may find that you miss out on.

All of this can take a toll on your overall health and well-being, causing a decline in your physical, mental, and emotional health.

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

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You will first meet with a member of our team to discuss the qualifications for dentures. This exam will involve examining your oral and overall health. If we find there is existing gum disease or bone loss, appropriate treatments will be necessary to ensure the stability and longevity of your dentures. This may include gum disease treatment, bone grafting, and more.

When missing multiple teeth, a partial denture is recommended; however, if you are missing an entire row of teeth, you can expect that we will suggest a full traditional denture or implant denture.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

Older couple enjoying a meal together

There are currently two alternative options for tooth replacement should you decide that dentures are not the right option for you:

  • Dental Bridges – Dental bridges use dental crowns and artificial teeth known as pontics to replicate a complete smile and improve overall function and aesthetics.   
  • Dental Implants – Dental implants are placed within the jawbone and support a customized denture once the posts fuse with the surrounding bone tissues. This permanent solution is often preferred by patients because of its ability to last 30+ years.

Why Choose Dentures?

Scale with model of tooth on one side and pile of coins on the other

Dentures are a cost-effective way of replacing multiple or all missing teeth to restore eating and speaking abilities as well as boost confidence.

Types of Dentures

At Schoharie Dental, we offer three different types of dentures. Depending on the location of your missing teeth and what you’d like to achieve by restoring your smile, your dentist may suggest one of these types of dentures during your consultation.

Partial Dentures

Animated partial denture replacing several missing teeth

When some teeth are lost, the partial denture retains itself in place with built-in metal clasps that secure around existing teeth and replace the missing ones.

Full Dentures

Animated full denture replacing entire upper arch of missing teeth

When all teeth are lost, the full upper and lower dentures rest on the gums and underlying bone. The more bone the patient has, the better the retention of the dentures.

Implant Dentures

Animated full implant denture supported by four dental implants

Two to eight dental implants are placed along each arch to keep the dentures in place and give superior retention.