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Smile Health Spa LI | Dentures in Massapequa





898 North Broadway | Massapequa, NY 11758 |(516) 798-5858 |



Smile Health Spa LI in Massapequa NY


The Oral Health of the completely edentulous (toothless) patient is a significant factor related to the quality of life, nutrition, social interactions and general systemic health of denture-wearing patients. Jaws are not static and may continue to resorb over time. Ill-fitting Dentures can adversly affect chewing and lead to Poor Nutrition.  Oral Bacteria have been implicated in Bacterial Endocarditis, Aspiration Pneumonia, Chronic Pulmonary Disease, Cancer, Generalised Infections of the Respiratory Tract and other systemic diseases. DENTURE PLAQUE is a complex of oral bacteria, fungi and other organisms, involving more than 30 species.

 Our Finest Premium Dentures feature a hardened plastic teeth with exceptional translucent esthetics reliable and wear-resistant Lucitone 199 Finish a premium fibered acrylic, is poured and polymerized in a special electronically controlled pressure and temperature unit, ensuring a gap free fit to the mouth. 

A removable partial or complete denture fills in the space that was created by missing teeth, and will improve your smile. A denture will help you to properly chew food, which can be a difficult task when you are missing teeth. In addition, a denture can also improve your speech and prevent your face from sagging, because dentures provide support to the lips and cheeks. Dentures are custom made to fit comfortably in your mouth, and look like your natural teeth.

Loss of Alveolar bone, or Residual Ridge Resorbtion ( RRR ) beneath full dentures is multifactorial in nature and associated with changes that affect the support and adaptation of  full dentures.

Factors that have been implicated in RRR include: Asthma (due to use corticosteriod inhalants), fluoride consumption, hormone replacement therapy, poor oral hygiene and continuous wearing of dentures.

Reline is the procedure used to resurface tissue side of the denture with new base material, thus producing an accurate adaptation to the denture foundation area.

 VALPLAST® is a flexible, nylon thermoplastic that is thinner and more translucent than traditional partials. Doctors appreciate the minimal prep, easy insertion and long term strength. Patients love Valplast's metal-free comfort and natural appearance.



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CLEAR FRAME is designed like a traditional cast metal partial but the denture acrylic is built on a clear nylon framework in place of a chrome cobalt partial. The frame and clasps are semi-rigid and transparent. Rest seats provide the partial with the vertical stability doctors desire without compromising the lifelike esthetics that today’s patients prefer. ClearFrame is indicated for just about all partial applications. Patients will appreciate the precise fit, comfortable function and metal free esthetics


There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. 

 Dr. Grafman will help you choose the type of denture that's best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.

 Conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months, during which time you are without teeth or wearing transitional immediate denture. Patients with our full dentures eat, laugh, smile and speak with confidence and comfort.


 Immediate Full Denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. (Dr.Grafman takes impressions and makes models of your jaw during a prior visit and denture fabricated in the laboratory). While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be relined several times after being inserted. The reason is that the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, causing the denture to become loose.

Partial Denture rests on a metal or clear acrylic framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.

 How Long Before I Get Used to My Dentures?
Any dentures may feel awkward or uncomfortable for the first few weeks. Eating and speaking with dentures might take a little practice. A bulky or loose feeling is not uncommon, while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold your dentures in place. Excessive saliva flow, a feeling that the tongue does not have adequate room, and minor irritation or soreness are also not unusual. If you experience irritation, see Dr.Grafman.

How Long do Dentures Last?
Over a period of time, your denture
will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to normal wear. Rebasing means making a new base while keeping the existing denture teeth. Also, as you age, your mouth naturally changes. These changes cause your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. At a minimum, you should see Dr.Grafman annually for a checkup.

   Guidlines for the Care and Maintenance of your Dentures:

     * It is not recomended that dentures worn cotinuously (24 hors per day) in an effort to reduce or minimize denture stomatitis.

     * When handling your dentures, stand over a folded towel or basin of water. Dentures are delicate and may break if dropped.

     * Keep Dentures Away from kids, dogs (especially Labradors), cats and other animals.

    * Don't let your dentures dry out. Store wet in denture container when you're not wearing them. Never use hot water, which can cause them to warp.

    * Brushing your dentures daily will remove food deposits and bacterial biofilm, and help prevent them from becoming stained. An ultrasonic cleaner may be used to care for your dentures, but it does not replace a thorough daily brushing.

    * Dentures should not be soaked in Sodium Hypochloride Bleach, or in products containing it.

    * Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.

     * Denture Adhesives, when properly used, can improve the retention and stability of dentures and help seal out the accumulation of the food beneath the dentures, even in well fitting dentures (zinc-containing denture adhesives should be avoided).

      - For the maxillary (upper) denture, apply 3 or 4 pea-sized increments to the anterior ridge, midline of the palate and posterior border.

      - For the mandibular (lower) denture, apply 3 pea-sized increments toseveral areas of the edentulous ridge.  

Call 516-798-5858 and see Dr. Grafman if your dentures break, chip, crack or become loose.

Don't be tempted to adjust or glue them yourself this can damage them beyond repair.


Massapequa Dentist | Dentures. Naum Grafman is a Massapequa Dentist.