Stanley Harris, DDS, PC
Dentist located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Stanley Harris DDS helps patients in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY and the surrounding New York City area who need dentures to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Harris has the training and expertise needed to make several different types of dentures that fit well, look great and last for years.
Dentures Q & A
What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and help restore a smile. These dental appliances feature replacement teeth fixed to a strong acrylic base that matches the color of the patient’s gums. Today’s dentures are functional and comfortable.
What are the Different Types of Dentures?
There are partial dentures and complete dentures. People who are missing some teeth can benefit from partial dentures while those missing all their teeth can use complete dentures.
There are two types of complete dentures: conventional and immediate. Dentists make conventional dentures after the teeth are gone and the gum tissue has begun to heal – usually 8 to 12 weeks after any tooth removal.
Dentists make immediate dentures in advance so that the patient can wear the denture immediately after teeth are removed. The main disadvantage to immediate dentures is that they require more adjustment during the healing process.
Who Needs Dentures?
Anyone who is missing one or more teeth can benefit from dentures, as dentures can make it easier to eat and speak. Dentures are appropriate for people who have lost teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay or injury.
It is important to replace missing teeth, as the remaining teeth will shift, causing an inability to bite and chew properly. Dentures also support cheeks and lips so that the face does not sag, which makes a person look older. Dentures can even improve the look of a smile by replacing discolored, small or misshapen teeth.
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Words from our patients
"My experience with Dr. Harris was amazing. It's great to go to a dentist who is friendly, courteous and gentle."
"The office is comfortable, clean and lovely, the receptionist is nice and Dr. Harris is great. He's very friendly and gentle, talking you through the process."
"Dr. Harris made me feel at ease the moment I entered his office. He developed a great treatment plan, with my input; I felt advised and included in the entire process."
My appointment with Dr. Stanley Harris was far beyond what I could have imagined. Dr. Harris is very inviting, personable, and knowledgable."