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Paul Ilan, DDS -  - Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry

DPI Dental

Paul Ilan, DDS

Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Stuyvesant Town, New York, NY & Lyndenwood, Howard Beach, NY

Missing teeth can make you feel less than beautiful, but you don’t have to live with an imperfect smile. At DPI Dental, with two New York City-area locations in Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan and the Lindenwood area of Howard Beach, New York, Paul Ilan, DDS, and his expert team offer a wide array of dentures to give you a full set of beautiful, natural-looking teeth. To learn more about your options, book an appointment with DPI Dental by phone or online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth that look, function, and feel like real teeth. If you have severe tooth decay, gum disease, loose permanent teeth, or missing teeth, dentures can give you the full set of natural-looking teeth you desire and help you gain confidence.

Are dentures right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for dentures, Dr. Ilan and his team review your oral health history. They examine your gums and teeth, take dental X-rays, and discuss your desired outcome. Getting dentures helps you feel confident about your smile. They can improve your ability to chew, help you speak clearly, and give you a better facial profile.

What are the different types of dentures?

You can choose from many different types of dentures available at DPI Dental. Examples include:

Conventional dentures

Conventional dentures fit securely over your gums. You can remove them at night to clean them while you sleep.


If you have a strong jaw bone and some teeth remaining, overdentures fit over your remaining natural teeth to improve the function and look of your smile.

Immediate dentures

Dr. Ilan offers immediate dentures you can receive the same day as your tooth extraction, so you don’t have to go without teeth while your gums heal. However, you might require realignment or new dentures after your jaw fully heals.

Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures are removable or fixed. They attach securely to dental implants, which are titanium tooth roots Dr. Ilan can implant into your jawbone.

Partial dentures

While full dentures can replace all of your upper and lower teeth, partial dentures replace just some missing teeth when you still have some natural teeth intact. 

What happens while getting dentures?

Prior to getting dentures, you might require tooth extraction or dental implant placement, both of which are surgical procedures. After your mouth heals or if you’re getting immediate dentures, Dr. Ilan customizes artificial teeth to fit your needs, preferences, and desired outcome. You might require multiple dental visits to ensure your dentures fit perfectly.

How should I care for my new dentures?

Maintain good at-home oral hygiene practices, even if you wear full dentures. Brush your gums, teeth, tongue, and the roof of your mouth at least twice daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Dr. Ilan might recommend a non-abrasive cleanser for removable dentures.

Attend follow-up appointments with DPI Dental and call the office if you experience irritation or soreness, or your dentures get damaged.

Don’t live with severe tooth decay, loose permanent teeth, or missing teeth when a full set of beautiful teeth is available at DPI Dental. Schedule a dentures consultation over the phone or online today.