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If you’re tired of hiding your teeth or avoiding your favorite foods due to difficulty chewing, affordable quality dentures can help. When you’re fitted with a denture that’s just right for you, you’ll be able to talk, eat and smile with renewed confidence.
If you’re considering getting dentures for the first time, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. A denture is a custom-made substitute for missing teeth. It includes a gum-colored base that is created according to impressions you dentist takes of your mouth. Artificial teeth that are skillfully made to look just like your natural teeth, or in many cases, to look even better, are attached to the base.
What Are the Different Kinds of Dentures?
Affordable quality dentures come in a variety of styles to meet the unique needs of each individual. When you meet with a dentist at our office, you’ll receive a personalized recommendation that will match your needs and preferences.
A Full Denture Provides a Complete Smile Makeover
A full denture, also known as a complete denture, provides an entire row of prosthetic teeth that look like real teeth in shape, color and even translucency. There are some differences between a full top and full bottom denture; for instance, a top denture has a plate that covers the roof of the mouth for extra suction and stability.
A Partial Denture Fills in Gaps
A partial denture can fill in the space left by one or more missing teeth. This type of denture is highly customizable and can replace teeth in the back or front of the jaw. It can even be designed to fill in two spaces surrounding one remaining natural tooth. Depending on your needs, you can wear more than one partial denture to take the place of missing teeth in various locations in your mouth.
A Flexible Partial Denture Provides Comfort and Aesthetics
A conventional partial denture has a firm acrylic base and metal supporting framework with clasps. Depending on where the partial denture is in your mouth, the metal clasps may be visible. A flexible partial denture is an attractive choice because the clasps are made from a flexible, translucent material, such as a type of thermoplastic, which visually blends in with your natural gum tissue. This style of denture also provides some bend which many partial wearers prefer instead of a denture with a rigid base.
An Implant-Supported Denture Gives Added Stability
A traditional, removable full denture sits on the gums and stays in place with natural suction. Patients who need or want extra security for their dental appliance might consider getting an implant-supported denture. A bottom denture is often chosen for dental implants because the lower jaw has less surface area for the denture to hold onto, and it’s constantly in motion. Pressure from the tongue, which often rests against the lower teeth, can also contribute to a shifting and slipping lower denture.
The All-on-4® Treatment Is a Hybrid of Two Technologies
If you’re interested in replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth and never have to be taken out, ask our dentists about All-on-4® dentures. This exciting method of smile restoration provides a full row of beautiful teeth that are secured with just four dental implants, with two placed at an angle. With All-on-4 dentures, many patients need only one surgery to obtain a new, carefree smile with excellent biting power.
How Do I Start the Dentures Procedure?
Every patient is different, and each type of denture will require a different amount of preparatory dental work, so the dental process can vary. In general, your dentist will carefully assess your smile and develop your treatment plan. Then, they’ll take careful measurements and impressions of your teeth and gums. That’s to ensure that your new custom denture fits your mouth precisely for the best possible appearance, comfort and functionality. Once you receive your denture, the dentist will check that it fits correctly and instruct you on how to care for your new dental appliance.
How Much Should New Dentures Cost?
We understand that price is a crucial factor for anyone who is planning to get dentures. In that regard, we provide our patients with upfront, accurate estimates of the dentures cost before we begin any work. We strive to provide affordable dentures for our patients by helping them to choose the style of denture that will deliver a functional, healthy smile within their budget.
Why Do Patients Opt for a Soft Reline for Dentures?
If a denture is starting to shift or cause sore spots, it might be time for a reline by a dentist. A soft denture reline reshapes the gum-facing side of the denture with a pliable material that is gentle on gums.
Schedule a Denture Consultation in Boca Raton Today
If you think you might be a candidate for dentures in Boca Raton, please visit our office for a consultation with a friendly dentist. We’re here to answer your questions about affordable ways to restore your smile.