Towncare Dental of Hialeah Square
4186 West 12th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33012
If you have missing teeth, a partial or full denture may be an excellent option for you. Whether you are planning to have problem teeth taken out or you are already living with one or more missing teeth, there is a denture option that may be just right for you.
Teeth don’t only help people to chew food, they’re also necessary for the proper pronunciation of words. Teeth also maintain the shape of your face, and the pressure your teeth exert when you chew helps to preserve the jawbone. A removable denture and denture implants are custom-made artificial teeth and gums that not only maintain or improve the look of your smile, but also perform many of the same essential functions as natural teeth.
Dental technology continues to advance, and there are multiple denture types available. Our dental office will assess your current condition and help you choose the kind of affordable quality dentures that will best suit your budget, lifestyle and dental goals. Here’s an overview of the types of dentures that are available.
When you need to replace all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw, you’ll most likely receive a full denture. A full denture typically features acrylic-resin teeth on an acrylic-resin framework or base. This type of denture can be removable or fixed in place with dental implants.
A partial denture replaces missing teeth when they’re surrounded by healthy, natural teeth. This dental appliance stays in place by the use of clasps that slip over the surrounding teeth. Wearers take out their partial denture at night as it isn’t permanently fixed in place like a bridge.
A flexible partial denture features a base that’s made from a soft, lightweight material. A traditional partial is usually formed from a rigid acrylic resin. Flexible partials tend to be more comfortable to wear, and they have a more natural appearance due to the translucent properties of the base material.
Some denture-wearers find that a traditional denture can shift out of place. This is most often a problem with the lower denture. Implant-supported dentures solve that problem because the denture will stay in place by attaching to dental implants. You can have fixed implant-supported dentures or dentures that you remove at night and snap back onto the implants during the day.
All-on-4® dentures are installed using an innovative technique. Patients receive a permanent set of replacement teeth that are held in place using just four implants on each dental arch. This procedure provides many of the benefits of dental implants without the invasive procedures and high cost of a full mouth of dental implants.
The basic steps involved in getting dentures include:
The cost of dentures will differ from patient to patient, depending on what type of appliance you choose and the preparatory work, if any, that will need to be done. Once we’ve met with you and our dentist has determined what you’ll need, we’ll provide you with an upfront estimate of your costs.
If you have tender gums or sore spots that make it difficult or impossible for you to wear a standard denture, a soft denture reline may be the answer. This is a quick procedure where a dentist applies a soft, pliable material to the lining area of your denture. It should last for one to two years before it needs to be replaced. A soft reline can make it possible for you to wear your denture in comfort again.
If you’re interested in getting dentures in Hialeah Square, please give us a call. It’s our goal to provide you with a beautiful smile that’s even better than before.