Dental Associates of Kendall
11400 N. Kendall Dr, Suite 207, Miami, FL 33176
Injuries or dental health problems can cause you to lose some or all of your teeth. If you replace your missing teeth with a denture, you’ll experience improved wellbeing and oral health. To find out more about your smile options, continue reading or give us a call today.
A denture is a removable prosthetic that’s used to replace missing teeth. Wearing a denture prevents the sagging of your facial muscles that can give a sunken appearance to the face. A denture also allows you to chew and talk normally.
There’s an assortment of affordable quality dentures available to patients today. Some patients will have one type of denture on the upper jaw, and another type of denture on the lower jaw. Your dentist will review your options with you, helping you to choose the denture that will be a perfect fit for your oral health, lifestyle and budget.
A full denture is used to replace an entire row of teeth. It consists of a set of artificial teeth that are mounted onto a base that looks like gum tissue. Full dentures sit on top of your gums and stay in place with suction. A conventional denture is removable. You take it out of your mouth to clean it, and typically, you don’t sleep with it in overnight.
If most of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw are still there and in good condition, a partial denture may be an excellent choice. A conventional partial denture is removable and usually has a metal framework with clasps that hold on to nearby natural teeth.
A flexible partial denture has a base and clasps that are made from materials with elastic properties. This type of partial can bend when your mouth moves, and since it doesn’t contain metal, it tends to have a more attractive appearance than a conventional partial denture.
A denture that’s supported by implants can be removable or fixed. Dental implants are set into the jawbone during oral surgery. Then, the custom-made denture snaps onto the implants and stays in place that way. This type of denture is often seen on the lower jaw because wearers tend to have more problems with dentures shifting out of place there.
All-on-4® dentures can replace all of the teeth on your jaw and should look, feel and function like a natural set of teeth. This treatment uses four dental implants to affix a full denture permanently, with two placed at an angle. After a short adjustment period following the All-on-4 procedure, you’ll be able to chew all of your favorite foods just like you would with a set of healthy, real teeth.
The process for getting new dentures takes a few steps that vary with each patient’s treatment plan. You and your dentist will discuss your options and decide on the quality affordable dentures that fit your requirements and preferences. Next, the dentist will take measurements and impressions of your teeth and gums, and unhealthy teeth will be removed if necessary. In most cases, you’ll receive a temporary denture to wear while you are waiting for your custom-designed denture to be completed. The last step is to receive your denture and have it fitted and adjusted by your dentist.
At our office, a dentist will work with you to help you obtain the affordable quality dentures you need. Each patient’s dentures cost depends on the procedures they need and the options they choose. In every case, we’ll provide you with a detailed estimate of your anticipated cost before starting any dental work.
In most cases, a denture has a rigid acrylic lining that can be difficult to get used to wearing. A soft denture reline can alleviate soreness. That’s because this type of reline uses a cushion-like material that distributes pressure evenly on the gums. If you’re having trouble with sore spots, ask your dentist about a soft reline.
Take the first step to a new smile by calling us to schedule a consultation. You can rely on us to provide quality dentures in Kendall at a price you can afford.