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  • "Northport Family Dental provides a very welcoming and professional staff with state of the art technology at their fingertips. On my very first visit as a new patient I was made to feel welcome and comfortable in the clean, pleasant and organized waiting area and treatment room."

  • "This was my first visit and I was immediately impressed by the facility and the professionalism of the staff. I was further impressed by the attention to detail, explanations and information given by the Doctor about the available treatments and my options. Dental treatment is not high on my list of things I look forward to but this was a rewarding and relatively painless experience."

  • "My family and I have been going to Northport Dental for the past 20 years and we love it. Dr. Rubin is awesome and his staff of hygienists, assistants and administrators are all so nice and caring and professional. Dr. Rubin's office is total state of the art - with all the latest high-tech equipment and comfortable atmosphere. We've recommended this office to many friends who are all very happy."

  • "The staff was terrific...very friendly and welcoming. Everything went like clockwork. I can't think of an experience with a dentist that was as reassuring. Doctor Rubin was really something. He was approachable and easy to converse with. The technology and expertise was something to behold."

Dentures in Northport, NY

Tooth loss as you age is not uncommon, and at some point, you may be faced with the prospect of wearing full or partial dentures. You may be apprehensive thinking about the possibility, but dentures can give you back your beautiful smile and add shape to your mouth and cheeks. Better yet, you’ll be able to laugh, chew, and speak without the embarrassment and discomfort of gaps in your smile.

Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partials are often a cost-effective treatment for replacing multiple missing teeth. The addition of an implant or implants placed strategically can enhance the partial’s stability, function and comfort. Dental implants are especially useful for supporting partials when there is no available back tooth to clasp the partial in place.

The design of a partial usually involves a major connector that supports clasps on both sides of the mouth to stabilize the partial. Generally, partials on the bottom teeth tend to move more, and dental implants are effective for preventing this movement.

Complete Dentures

We make dentures, and we make good ones, but they’re still dentures. Some people do very well with a full upper denture. This would be the case where there is good bone volume and support, the patient has good muscular control, and they possess adaptability.

However, a full lower denture, more often than not, is a failure. Muscular control becomes critical and often isn’t enough. The Standard of Care today is that two implants (with attachments) are recommended as a minimum for stabilization. Certainly, many people will have success at this level, and success is the name of the game. It’s good to know that we also have the option of transitioning to additional implants to bolster what’s not working well enough, restoring your ability to chew comfortably.

Hybrid Dentures

At Northport Family Dental, we commonly see a patient who’s doing well with their full upper denture but is suffering with problems with their full lower. Transitioning to a lower hybrid can make all the difference. We often refer to this particular type of restoration as a fixed-detachable. Outwardly, there are some similarities to a denture, most commonly an acrylic base material and teeth.

Dentures | Northport Family DentalBut the difference is that, when we fashion a hybrid denture, we fabricate a milled titanium bar, and secure it to the acrylic teeth and gum. The entire unit is then attached to supporting dental implants, but is removable by the dentist as needed.

Newer materials, such as Zirconia, are also being used for this type of restoration. Different situations call for different types of materials and our recommendation is usually based on what the lower denture is opposing.

When upgrading from a Full Upper Denture, it can also be replaced with an implant-supported Hybrid. It requires a minimum of six implants for support. Additional implants allow for more advanced restorative options. We can discuss in detail the many options available to you.

Advantages of Hybrid Dentures

There are many advantages to using a fixed-detachable denture. We’re no longer concerned with adhesive or trying to improve a prosthetic that wobbles and doesn’t stay seated. The stability and fit of the hybrid eliminates the problem of foods like seeds getting caught underneath; causing discomfort while trying to eat, like a pebble in your shoe. A very big improvement!

Aside from enhanced stability and chewing efficiency, one of the advantages of an upper hybrid is that it doesn’t cover your entire palate. This frees up the taste buds in the area of the soft palate, restoring much of your ability to taste the foods you love.

Please Contact Us for More Information

If you would like more information about our dentures solutions, please call our Northport Family Dental office to arrange a convenient consultation. Dr. Rubin or Dr. Quinn will be happy to sit down with you to discuss dentures as well as our other tooth replacement options.