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Dentures in Hackettstown | partial dentures, same day dentures, denture repairs, broken dentures, false teeth | missing teeth, tooth loss, rotting teeth, tooth decay

Independence  Dental  Associates,  L.L.C.

Richard J. Cleave,

General Dentistry, Implants,
 IV Sedation, Oral Surgery,
 Moderate IV Sedation Permit # 034

  Dr. Tiffany P. Chen
New Jersey Speciality Permit #06777

915 County Road 517 # 23 
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 852-2215

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 Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. There are two types of full dentures.

  • Conventional Full Dentures - This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.


  • Immediate Full Dentures - Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, these transitional dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a new set of dentures made after the bone and tissue heals.  This usually takes between 4 to 6 months. The new dentures will fit better and then the first set or transitional dentures are a spare set that can be used in emergency situations.  Immediate denture treatment plans and fees will include both sets of dentures.


Partial dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth.  They are removable and can come with metal clasps or they can be made of a softer denture material around the teeth to allow for attachment and stability.  These are called ProPlast or ValPlast Partial Dentures.

Your dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh colored base of the dentures is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don't have enough room for their tongue. Other times the dentures might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your dentures and they begin to feel more and more like your natural teeth. They may never feel perfectly comfortable, but it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth.  Some patients have so little remaining bone for their denture that they will require implants to help keep them in place.  The doctors will discuss this with you and will determine if you are a candidate for Mini Implants or Traditional Implanats to hold your denture firmly in place.

Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles before removing your dentures. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water because it could warp the dentures. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don't drop them. Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.

All dentures eventually loosen.  When the looseness becomes significant then the doctore will sugges that the denture be relined.  This requires the denture to be used as an impression tray and is sent to the lab to get all new denture material on the tissue contact areas.  The denture teeth also will wear out and if you denture is still looking ok then a rebase can be done which is a combination of a reline plus all new teeth put on our existing denture.  Both relines and rebases will require that the office take your denture(s) from you for 2 to 3 days.  The office will coordinate a time with you and the lab so that this can be expedited so that you will have your dentures back as soon as reasonably possible.



Hackettstown Dentist. Dr. Richard Cleave DMD FAGD provides Dentures, partial dentures, same day dentures, denture repairs, broken dentures, false teeth to patients suffering from missing teeth, tooth loss, rotting teeth, tooth decay in Independence Township, Washington Township, Mansfield Township, Mt. Olive Township. Independence Township Dentist providing Dentures in Hackettstown, New Jersey.