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Dentures Specialist

Oradell Family Dentist

Dr. Judy Schmutter

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Oradell, NJ

Dr. Schmutter offers denture services that look and feel like your natural teeth. Patients in Oradell, New Jersey can visit Dr. Schmutter at Oradell Family Dentist for all their denture needs.

Dentures Q & A

What types of dentures are there?

There are many different types of dentures, including partial and complete. Partial dentures are used to replace some missing teeth while complete dentures are used to replace all the teeth that are missing. Partial dentures attach to the natural teeth that are still present, while complete dentures will rest on the gums that cover the jawbones. Both types of dentures can be attached using dental implants or existing healthy teeth.

How quickly will I adjust to dentures?

Initially, it may take time get used to having the dentures in your mouth and you may notice some minor difference in speech but after about a week, your tongue, lips, and cheeks will quickly and naturally adapt to the new shape of your mouth. New, properly fitted dentures provide support to your lips by giving your face and smile a more natural appearance. Most dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth to ensure a natural, life-like appearance. The acrylic has fibers throughout, so it looks like real gum tissue. There are also options in the different shapes and sizes with shading and blending that mimics natural tooth enamel.

Will dentures affect my eating or speaking?

When dentures are fitted properly, they enhance, rather than disrupt, your chewing ability. This helps your body properly digest foods and obtain the nutrition it needs. You can enjoy the foods you love.

How will dentures affect my speech?

The ability to speak clearly with your new dentures will take some time and practice and it depends on the use of your tongue, teeth, lips, cheeks, and the roof of your mouth. A denture that’s property titled allows all five components to work together naturally. Most patients find they adapt and speech quickly. If a denture becomes loose, it can cause speech problems and will need to be refitted by your dentist.

Insurances

We accept most PPO insurances. Please call us if you have any questions!

Aetna
Cigna
Delta Dental
DenteMax
Guardian
MetLife
Principal Dental
UniCare
United Concordia PPO
United Healthcare