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Dentures Specialist

Nishita Gandhi, DDS -  - Dentist

Nishita Gandhi, DDS

Dentist located in Bronx, NY

With recent advances in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, losing your teeth doesn’t have to mean missing out on a gorgeous smile. As a highly skilled cosmetic dentist with two locations in the Bronx, New York, Nishita Gandhi, DDS, has the experience to help create the smile of your dreams with custom-made dentures. To learn more about how dentures can revitalize your smile, call Nishita Gandhi, DDS, or book an appointment online.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that suction to your gums to help restore your bite, appearance, speaking, and chewing abilities. They are typically made out of porcelain, acrylic resin, chrome cobalt metal, or nylon in some cases. A seamless addition to your smile, these prosthetic teeth attach to a pink or gum-colored base, so they look and function just like your natural teeth.

Are there different types of dentures?

Dr. Gandhi offers a number of denture options at her Bronx offices, such as:

Complete dentures

Complete dentures replace all the teeth in your mouth. Dr. Gandhi recommends full dentures if you no longer have any healthy teeth left to support alternative tooth replacement options, such as a dental bridge. These custom-made dental appliances are designed to look hyper-realistic and modern, so you can feel confident in your appearance.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are a removable alternative to complete dentures and dental bridges. Dr. Gandhi recommends them for patients who still have some healthy teeth left. While partial dentures are still attached to a gum-colored base, much like their complete counterparts, they rest on metal framework.

Flexible dentures

Flexible dentures are typically made out of nylon, so they form to your gums easier than traditional complete dentures, which sometimes can feel brittle. Because they are so flexible, they are also less likely to shatter if dropped. While flexible dentures are perfect for patients who have struggled with gum pain and mouth sores caused by more rigid complete dentures, they are also more prone to bacteria buildup.

What are the benefits of dentures?

There are many denture benefits to consider during your initial consultation with Dr. Gandhi, such as:

  • Improved appearance
  • Corrected bite
  • Better speech and pronunciation (eliminated slurring, mumbling, etc.)
  • Easier chewing
  • Reduced risk of tooth decay
  • Higher self-esteem

Modern dentures look and feel very much like natural teeth. Not only do they restore your bite, appearance, and speech, they help you regain confidence lost by missing or decayed teeth. If you have missing or severely decayed teeth, rest assured dentures can help you achieve the attractive, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. Call Nishita Gandhi, DDS, or book an appointment online to learn more.