Denture Dentist NYC
Dr. Steven Kafko, DDS – Diagnostic & Prosthetic Dentistry
Dr. Steven Kafko is a graduate of Brooklyn College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology. He obtained his DDS degree at New York University College of Dentistry. After graduation, he entered a three-year residency with the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain. There he had extensive training in prosthetics and oral surgery.
With four decades of professional experience to his credit, Dr. Kafko is skilled in all areas of general, cosmetic, restorative and Implant dentistry.
His patients enjoy his easy, predictable and caring approach to their dental problems. He truly makes a visit to the dentist an intelligent & fun experience. Over his 40 years in the dental practice, he has been referred to as “Papa” and “uncle” by an ever-increasing number of patients.
Dr. Kafko is an active supporter of March of Dimes. Dr. Kafko enjoys writing, Pilates, and theater.
Guided by the belief that being a highly skilled specialist in a narrow field is better than being ordinary in everything Dr. Kafko has grown 209 NYC Dental into one of the leading NYC multi-specialty dental practices that it is today.
Having extensive cross-specialty training with decades of experience, and strive to provide his patients with the most appropriate dental care Dr. Kafko succeeded in becoming an excellent diagnostic dentist. His skills to triage the most comprehensive dental treatment that a patient may require are highly appreciated by patients and his colleagues.
What to expect during Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Patients with various complaints come to 209 NYC Dental seeking dental pain diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment planning for dental implants, full mouth reconstruction, smile makeovers, sleep apnea evaluations and more. With the help digital dental x-ray diagnosis, including CT Scan or Panoramic X-ray when needed, Dr. Kafko will provide a patient with a comprehensive dental exam and triage the treatment among our dental specialists.
For example, every patient will receive a diagnosis for dental caries and evaluated for healthy gums. A patient will be instructed on the best brushing and flossing techniques. Information on how to prevent tooth decay will be reviewed if a patient has a risk of dental caries and appointed with the dentist for a recommended treatment if any. X-rays will be reviewed for dental abscess diagnosis and if found a free consultation with Root Canal Specialist will be recommended prior to seeing a general dentist. If a patient is diagnosed for dental extraction options for replacing missing teeth will be discussed as well.
209 NYC Dental Prosthodontics and Denture Dentistry
Having a reputation of top-rated NYC dental clinic specializing in dental implants and full-mouth reconstruction, many patients come to us looking for options to replace missing teeth.
At 209 NYC Dental Dr. Kafko is the best dentist for dentures. Starting his practice when denture dentistry was the most common form of tooth replacement, under the tutelage of the best Prosthodontists in NYC Dr. Kafko mastered his skills as a restorative dentist. Since then he has helped thousands of patients achieve the beautiful smiles they have always wanted by creating aesthetic and comfortable dentures.
To be among best dentists specializing in dentures one must be experienced in fabricating any kind of denture, from conventional dentures to implant supported dentures. As a denture dentist, Dr. Kafko will assist you with deciding on the type of denture most suited for you. If you have difficulty eating or you have several missing teeth, you should consider getting fitted for dentures to enhance your day-to-day quality of life. Dr. Kafko creates dentures that are comfortable and strong, and he can match the base color to your gums so that your dentures remain well-hidden.
Types of dentures and other prosthetic services provided by Dr. Kafko:
- fabrication of new full dentures and partial dentures
- complete denture replacement
- acrylic, metal, flexible dentures
- implant supported dentures
- all-on-4 dentures
- flippers, temporary dentures
- denture repair and denture reline
- implant denture repair
Dental diagnosis and treatment planning for mouth rehabilitation with dentures or implant dentures
If among one’s dental concerns are missing teeth replacement, during a comprehensive exam patient is evaluated for following conditions: any other teeth to be removed due to decay or bone loss, gum disease, bone density (i.e. bone strength), number of teeth missing, overall health. After that, a treatment plan will be suggested. Often our periodontist and oral surgeon will work closely with the denture dentist to complete the treatment.
Depending on the patient’s preference, health and budget several options may be offered: conventional dentures or implant dentures. This will determine the length of the treatment and its cost. If you are not sure about your choices you can call us or you can learn more about Implant dentistry, Dentures, What You Need to Know about Dental Implants and Dentures.
Common concerns that will be addressed during your evaluation with Dr. Kafko:
What to do with dentures that may feel awkward: It may take time to adjust to your new dentures, though usually less time for partial dentures. To hasten the adjustment process, wear your dentures as frequently as you can, and practice talking so that your tongue gets used to the placement of the dentures and how it feels to enunciate around them. Your gums will also adapt to the pressure of the dentures in time. Our patients generally feel comfortable with them within two weeks. Our denture dentist team in NYC can assist you with any questions you have throughout the process.
Denture adhesive: They stay in place with denture adhesive, though you can also get implant dentures that remain permanently in your mouth.
How to care for your gum tissue
If you lost your natural teeth and are interested in convention dentures or implant dentures that fit and look beautiful call us. If you are not sure or have questions dial our phone for general inquiries. Take advantage of our initial free consultation offered to all New York City patients and come see Dr. Kafko to discuss your dental concerns! Don’t forget to look at our before and after gallery to see stunning results.