Denture Choices

Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company’s expertise in prosthetic devices and advanced denture treatment is due to the extensive research in the best methods and materials by Dr. Koeppel, director of Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company. We offer a wide range of affordable denture choices, from function centered basic dentures to cosmetic makeover dentures.

Cosmetic Makeover Denture Teeth

Many are aware that there are denture clinics all around the country that extract teeth and fabricate dentures for a fixed price. Many, however, are not aware of the differences in esthetic appearance, patient comfort denture quality and function. Denture Clinics use mass production laboratories that do not cater to the specific needs of each individual patient. Many problems can arise with this such as ill-fitting dentures, constant bleeding, painful biting, excessive use of adhesives, TMJ, headaches, migraines, and an off-kilter bite are a few that usually result in not wearing the dentures.

Differences in Denture Clinics and Dental Offices In a dental office, such as Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company, there is always sufficient time for minimally invasive extractions, bone leveling, grafting, ridge splitting, and sedation. In dental clinics, none of this occurs. Teeth are taken out using conventional procedures regardless of what the patient could benefit from. In most dental offices, patient care is the number one priority and everything is centered on that patient at the time of their appointment. Denture clinics see many patients an hour, and do everything they can to have you, the patient, in and out as quickly as possible. The importance of removing diseased tissue and leveling the bone all the way around is imperative for proper fitting dentures. The amount of pain and frustration the patient will inevitably endure directly relates to how much work is done during the initial operation.

Denture Teeth-Natural Esthetics-Strong

Premium grade dentures are only fabricated at dental offices, not denture clinics. The dentist works closely with the lab creating a perfectly fitting denture with esthetically pleasing results. A series of 3-5 impressions is taken for optimal retention. An initial training denture or immediate denture is utilized to help the patient get used to wearing dentures, while gum shrinkage occurs. The denture acrylic is made from exact shades matching the patients current gum tissue.

With brighter and more feminine gorgeous teeth, Dr. Koeppel, director of Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company, was able to transform the below patient’s smile to a more vibrant, youthful look. Her smile now exudes beauty, her bite is more functional, speech is better, and her lip is nicely supported.

Teeth are made to exact specifications of the patient in material such as fine porcelain or high-grade acrylic, having proper anatomy and translucency characterized to fit that individual for beauty and strength.

Denture laboratories are able to work on a case-by-case basis perfecting each individual case on an articulator (bite simulator) for optimal bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. Special speech and phonetics testing is done to assure patient is able to speak correctly. Unlimited visits for adjustments and soft relines are provided for upmost patient comfort. Upgradable dentistry is available upon patient request (attaching the denture to implants in the future).

Dr. Jack Turbyfill, a world-renowned denture expert and prosthodontist, developed the Turbyfill denture method, which he learned from Dr. Earl Pound. This method allows the dentists at Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company to create dentures that balance occlusion (bite) and esthetics and accommodate the loss of bone and gum tissue. This specific protocol captures a patient’s mouth while eating, resting, chewing, and speaking making them incredibly comfortable.

Cosmetic Dentures

Cosmetic dentures differ from standard dentures because they do not look or function like their traditional counterpart. Cosmetic dentures are becoming a very popular treatment alternative to multiple dental implants. Many seasoned denture wearers are now looking to replace their old worn out dentures with an upgraded version that enables them to have a beautiful smile as well a comfortable fit.

Is It Time To Change Dentures?

Most of those who already have full dentures will tell you the process of getting dentures is not pleasant. You have teeth extracted, go through many impressions and adjustments, and over a period of a few months the dentures will be relined many times to make up for the shrinkage of gum tissue. The result is usually a denture that carries a host of problems.

Advantages of Modern Dentures

Some disadvantages to standard dentures are clicking noises, falling out, difficulty eating, easy staining, embarrassing odor, looking fake, feeling fake, and being uncomfortable. Very few people know that with proper treatment planning and use of the correct materials all these problems can be corrected before they ever happen. Many people are starting to discover that there are many choices in diverse types of denture and partial materials that can compare to the esthetics of crown and veneer work. Long Island Cosmetic Denture Dentist, Dr. Koeppel, director of Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company, believes no one, but you, should know you are wearing dentures. They should look, act, and function just like normal teeth.

Invisalign Provider

Invisalign® gives patients of all ages something to smile about, literally. Teenagers and parents can go through the process of realigning their smiles together now, and nobody besides them would know about it. Not everyone had the chance to get old-fashioned braces when they were a child and now feel too old to wear bulky metal brackets. Invisalign® now gives those people the opportunity to have the straight smile they always dreamed of!

Being on the cutting edge of technology, Invisalign® utilizes computer 3-D imaging to precisely plan how your teeth will move into place each step of the way. It is also proven to work by guiding teeth in to place gently with the use of aligners, instead of pulling them with metal brackets.

Not only are they practical for your life, but functional as well. Invisalign® is proven to work, and now Dr. Koeppel, director of Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company, offers Invisalign® as an alternative to traditional braces.

Reconstructive dentistry is using many different elements of dentistry to result in a common goal, the correct relationship between gums and teeth, while achieving a beautiful, decay free, aligned smile. With all the recent advancements in dental technologies, patients are truly able to achieve any cosmetic result they desire. When full mouth reconstruction is properly done, the jaw, head, and neck also receive less tension: stopping frequent headaches, migraines, and neck aches.

Procedures Included In Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction encompasses all the subspecialties in dentistry. Orthodontics, endodontics, implants, neuromuscular dentistry, porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, and whitening are all potential procedures used in full mouth reconstruction. It varies case by case, each patient having unique needs.

Implant Retained Dentures

Most experienced denture wearers will tell you that eating, speaking, and anything else that requires much mouth movement is difficult. Plus, denture adhesive paste is sticky and does not work well. Implants have been utilized for many years to stabilize dentures, but each case requires different implants and attachment techniques to work efficiently. Although these implants are used to anchor dentures, sometimes bone grafts or augmentation is still necessary. Our in-office equipment, such as the Planmeca ProMax 3D scanner can determine whether it is needed or not. When at all possible, we try to save teeth. However there is a point when we decide to extract hopeless teeth and recommend implant retained dentures.

Conus Implant Denture Alternative

Tradition denture wearers will attest to some common problems such as the dentures moving around, not being able to feel and taste food correctly, and not being able to speak properly. With Conus Implant Dentures, these issues are no longer a cause for concern. The Atlantis® Conus concept is when implants and special cone-shaped abutments give incredible stability to a removable and palate-less denture. This distinctive design ensure that your dentures will not move around while eating or speaking. Also, since it is removable, cleaning your mouth has never been easier.

Implant Teeth In A Day

Immediate function or, sometimes called, immediate load implants can be placed and restored in the same visit. This concept is sometimes called “Teeth In a Day” or a similar concept “All on Four” (AO4). It allows patients to receive extractions, if needed, a fixed (non-removable) denture and implants the same day, or 1-2 days after depending on the complexity of the case. The new teeth are immediately screwed into the implants giving you the transition from natural teeth to screwed-in teeth, avoiding the embarrassment of a removable denture.

No more dentures that fall out, and no more re-cementing old bridges. In one day, you can go from hiding your breath and smile to showing off your new teeth and reclaiming your life back. Many people lose self confidence and dignity due to their teeth, or lack thereof. Regain confidence and dignity in just one day. Removable dentures and partials can be very uncomfortable and cause atrophy (bone loss) and gum recession. They are also difficult to keep clean, and often have an unnatural appearance giving them the name “false teeth”.

Benefits of All on Four Implants

The “All on Four” concept was created and developed by Nobel Biocare, and is a treatment protocol which uses the NobelGuide surgical guide. This allows Long Island Dentist Dr. Koeppel to have exact implant locations, widths of bone, depths, and angulations for perfect placement and prosthesis stability. The balanced placement of these implants allows for the strongest support possible for the prosthetic device and evenly distributes the biting forces across all the implants. Dr. Koeppel can create custom treatment plans that can accommodate any patient’s needs. However, many factors depend of the specifications of a case. Smile line, bone loss, bone health, amount of teeth to be extracted, and amount of implants to be placed can affect the way the procedure is treatment planned and executed.

Dentsply Astra Implants & Nobel Active Implants

Dental Spa Services

Imagine a dental office…

where you can’t wait to arrive..

Dr. Koeppel, director of Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company, has never thought going to the dentist should be a frightening or bothersome experience. In fact, he believes it should be the exact opposite. You should enjoy coming to the dentist, and he prides himself on making his practice resound that. He feels it should be a relaxing atmosphere where you get pampered, leaving feeling relaxed and refreshed. Amenities are available to every patient, at no added cost, including:

Koeppel Dental Group – A Dental365 Company Proudly Offers:
• Dental Spa Services-An Entirely New Dental Experience
• Lumbar and neck pillows for your comfort, Tempur-pedic dental chairs
• Warm towels for your comfort
• Individualized attention
• Noise cancelling headphones with music of your choice