General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Harlem, New York, NY


Dentures services offered in Harlem, New York, NY

Your dentures, when they fit correctly, allow you to eat and speak with confidence after losing many or most of your teeth. BH Dental NY in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Harlem, in New York City, offers custom dentures and professional adjustments by Leslie Azran, DDS, and the team. Find out more about dentures and the benefits of getting them by scheduling a treatment consultation over the phone or online at the Manhattan-based practice today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are devices made to replace all or many of your teeth. They look almost indistinguishable from natural teeth. Partial or complete, dentures include false teeth made of hard resin and false gums made of a softer material that fits snugly against your gums. 

There are a number of reasons why dentures are beneficial. Not only do they fill out your smile to be more visually appealing, they also help maintain the structure of your face and keep any remaining natural teeth from migrating away from their original positions. 

The team at BH Dental NY carefully measures your mouth and jaw and takes detailed images and impressions. All of these initial steps help them design and fabricate dentures that fit comfortably while offering you a natural appearance for your smile. 

How should I take care of my dentures?

Caring for your dentures helps you avoid breakage and damage that might require premature adjustments or a new set of dentures altogether. The team at BH Dental NY teaches you how to maintain your dentures’ structure and hygiene so you can enjoy them for a long time without needing repairs. 

When you clean your dentures, you should start by rinsing them off to remove any larger particles of food. Then, you should brush the device with a soft-bristled brush and either a nonabrasive mild soap or a denture cleaner that the team at BH Dental NY recommends. Give them a final rinse before placing them back in your mouth or in a glass of water to soak overnight. 

When do I need a denture adjustment?

BH Dental NY provides denture adjustments to ensure your dentures always fit correctly and comfortably. Ill-fitting dentures are more prone to fall out or affect your speech and chewing. 

The denture specialists at BH Dental NY encourage you to come in for an adjustment if you notice:

  • Increased problems with eating using your dentures
  • The sensation that your dentures are slipping
  • Your dentures fit uncomfortably
  • Sores on your gums

Any of these signs indicate that your dentures don’t fit quite correctly. Fortunately, an adjustment doesn’t take much of your time and can improve your day-to-day comfort and function immensely. 

To inquire about getting dentures or an adjustment for the set you have, call BH Dental NY or schedule an appointment online today.