Dentures Specialist

Losing your teeth can be enough of an embarrassment without the trouble of navigating all your denture options. But you don’t need to do it alone. Sergey Zemlyansky, DMD, will walk you through the entire process and take care of your smile restoration needs. If you live in the Gloucester, Massachusetts, area, call Harborside Dental to set up a consultation with Dr. Sergey or make an appointment online.

Dentures Q&A

by Sergey Zemlyansky, DMD

Are dentures right for me?

If you aren’t a good candidate for dental implants or bridges, you may consider dentures to replace your missing teeth. You may also need dentures if your teeth have decayed beyond repair or if you have gum disease. If one section of your teeth is missing, you can get partial dentures; if all your teeth are missing, you will need full dentures.

New technology allows Dr. Sergey to install dental implants in your gums, that you can snap your dentures to, so they won’t slip. This option is perfect for people with enough jawbone density for implant placement.

How are dentures made?

Dentures are most often made of acrylic resin and metal. Metal casting is used to create a high-quality framework, while acrylic adds high aesthetic value. Dentures are made to look and perform like natural teeth and gums.

To make your dentures, your dentist first creates an impression of your teeth and takes measurements of your jawbone. Then you receive a model of your dentures to try on so your dentist can adjust for shape and color before the final version is made. Once the dentures are properly fitted, the lab makes a final cast for them.

How do I take care of my dentures?

Dentures require gentle handling to prevent damage. You should clean your dentures daily with toothpaste and a soft toothbrush designed specifically for dentures. Regular toothpaste and brushes are too abrasive for dentures. You should also clean the dentures daily with mild hand soap, dish soap, or denture cleaner. At night, submerge the dentures in water or denture cleanser to keep them from drying out and changing shape.

Never try to repair your dentures yourself. Bending them or using home repair kits may cause them permanent damage. If your dentures don’t fit right or lose their shape, make an appointment with Dr. Sergey for proper professional repair.

When should dentures be replaced?

On average, dentures need to be replaced every 5-7 years. Normal wear and tear can require them to be relined, rebased, or remade. Your face and jawline may change over those same 5-7 years, causing the dentures to fit differently. It’s important to schedule your routine dental visits so your dentist can check the fit of your dentures, give them a professional cleaning, and screen your mouth for problems.

If you need new or replacement dentures, call Harborside Dental or schedule an evaluation online.


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Gloucester, MA 01930
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Sergey Zemlyansky, DMD
127 Eastern Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930