Get a Beautiful New Smile and Restore Your Ability to Chew and Speak with Full or Partial Dentures

by Dr. Pastiu – Sewell NJ Restorative Dentists

Ryan before dentures

Ryan before dentures

Ryan after dentures

Ryan after dentures

Mary P. before dentures

Mary P. before dentures

Mary P. after dentures

Mary P. after dentures

Looking for dentures to replace missing teeth so you can chew your food easier and speak more clearly?

Dr. Pastiu provides full and partial dentures that will restore your teeth and provide you with a natural-looking new smile.

Why Choose Dentures?

To replace multiple teeth missing (or all teeth missing) from your lower and/or upper jaw.
For a new set of completely natural natural-looking teeth that are comfortable to wear.
To turn your embarrassing missing teeth into a beautiful new smile!

How Dentures Work

Dentures require just one or two visits:

  1. Your first appointment with Dr. Pastiu includes analyzing your jaw so dentures can be prepared that exactly fits your smile. Between your 2 visits our dental lab will create your custom dentures according to our precise specifications.
  2. During your second visit, your porcelain dentures or “false teeth” will be attached to a gum-colored base which is held in place by a denture adhesive, special clasps that attach to your existing teeth, or dental implants.

Same Day Dentures Now Available

The patient comes in the morning for the impressions and picks up the final denture in the afternoon.

The end-result of your full or partial dentures are restored teeth that will provide you with a natural-looking new smile!

More About Dentures

A lot of people have dentures. It is estimated that approximately 10% of the US population have dentures of some sort. They could be partial dentures (people have some teeth) or complete dentures (people do not have any teeth left).

There is a saying amongst dentists that  “there are no good dentures, there are only good denture wearers.” This came from the fact that dentures (especially the lower ones) are not very stable in the mouth. They move slightly upon eating, chewing, speaking, drinking, etc.  This is why patients use Fixodent or other adhesives to keep them stable in the mouth. The issue with Fixodent is that it washes away being swallowed constantly and creates taste and stomach problems. The other issue is that it is expensive and it needs to be purchased constantly.

Having only a few teeth or no teeth is an unfortunate situation to start with. Having unstable dentures is also not pleasant. But having stable dentures is a good situation. Some patients have stable dentures just because they have a lot of bone left that can support and stabilize them. Other patients do not have that kind of bone so they need implants to stabilize and retain their dentures.

Two kinds of implants can be used for dentures or snap-in dentures: regular or mini implants.

Regular implants are the gold standard for this kind of situation. They are great, they last for a long, long time, they are going to keep the denture stable and sturdy in the patient’s mouth. The patients are able to eat corn on the cob, bite from an apple, chew a steak, etc. Like anything else which has a lot of value, they can be pricey or not affordable for some patients. But if a patient can afford them, they are going to be a great investment and provide a lot of service for the money paid.

Another choice is mini implants. They are smaller diameter implants which are placed in the jaw using a flapless procedure, so there is no healing time needed and they can be loaded immediately with the denture. Their advantage is that when thay are used, the dentist can use the existing denture and after the two hour procedure the patient has everything done, a permanent denture. Also, the fees are a lot lower (approximately $2000) compared with regular implants, there is only one procedure, no healing period required, no flaps, instant gratification.

There are a couple reputable companies manufacturing this kind of implants and attachments. My favorite is Imtec 3M. They have a long documented history and research regarding their product.  See our south jersey dentures site for more information.

If you want to learn more about the use of implants with dentures, please call our Dental Office Sewell Dental Arts in Washington Township, NJ 08028 for a free consultation with the dentist, Dr. Pastiu at 856-582-2220.

For lower arch the biggest challange is the stability of the denture.
Most of the lower dentures do not have enough stability because the lower jaw bone is very narrow. Dentists use the analogy of the foot stability when on iceskates.
To add stability and retention of the lower denture,dentists add implants or miniimplants to the lower jaw.
This is an example of a lower arsch which is very narrow. Any denture would rock on the gums in all directions.
The pacient had three miniimlants placed which added a lot of stability to the denture.
After the denture is attached to the minimplants, the patient can eat corn on the cob, bite from an apple without any concern that the denture would move. only the patient can remove the denture when he/she wants to.


Ryan came in with all of his teeth lost due to an accident. We had dentures fabricated for him right away and placed 4 implants in the lower jaw to stabilize and retain the lower denture.

Full Arch Treatment Options with Dentures

Option 1: Removable Denture

dental implants: removable dentureAdvantages:

  • Relatively inexpensive tooth and gingival replacement
  • Provides lip support
  • Easy to remove and clean outside of mouth


  • Uncomfortable – may cause sore spots on gum tissue
  • Difficult to eat certain foods
  • Accelerates bone loss
  • Often requires reline to improve fit and comfort as bone deteriorates
  • Difficult to speak as the removable denture may move
  • May require creams or adhesives to reduce mobility of denture
  • Approximately 10% functionality compared to natural teeth

Option 2: 4 Implant Over Denture (Removable)

dental implants: implant over dentureAdvantages:

  • Improves stability and functionality to 60% compared to natural teeth
  • Relatively inexpensive tooth and gingival replacement
  • Provides lip support
  • Easy to clean outside of mouth


  • Uncomfortable – may cause sore spots on gum tissue
  • Remove and clean denture outside of mouth
  • May still move when chewing or speaking
  • May require relines to improve fit and comfort as bone deteriorates