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If you’re reluctant to smile because you have missing teeth, an experienced dentist can have you smiling happily again. Call our office for an appointment, and get ready to rediscover your confidence with the denture solution that’s right for you.
What Is a Denture?
Simply put, dentures are false teeth that replace the teeth that you’ve lost. They’re custom-made to fit your mouth and to match your existing natural teeth. There are several types of dentures available, and each has its own unique advantages. Your dentist will work with you to determine the denture type that will best suit your needs.
What Varieties of Affordable Quality Dentures Can I Expect to Find?
Whatever your replacement needs may be, there’s a type of denture that should suit your smile and budget. When you visit our office, our dentists will assist you in choosing the right denture option. A few denture styles are listed below.
Complete or Full Dentures
If you have a full arch of missing teeth, you’re a candidate for a complete denture. A traditional, complete denture is often chosen for patients who don’t want dental implants. Complete dentures may have a base that’s made from acrylic resin, or they can have metal as part of the base.
A partial denture replaces a few teeth that are missing from a row of teeth. This type of dental appliance is removable. Partial dentures hold onto the surrounding teeth to stay in place using precision attachments. If your surrounding teeth aren’t strong enough to support a partial, your dentist may recommend placing crowns on the supporting teeth.
Flexible Partial Dentures
A flexible partial denture is made from a softer material than other denture types. A flexible denture can be easier to get used to wearing than a denture with a rigid base. This kind of denture is also less likely to shatter if it’s dropped, and it typically adheres to the gums and doesn’t require metal clasps.
When a denture is attached to dental implants, it slips less and can provide greater power for chewing than dentures placed on the gums. Many patients appreciate the extra support of implants for the lower jaw denture; however, you can have an implant-supported denture on either the top or bottom jaw.
What Is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
The All-on-4® dentures treatment is a popular option that can replace an entire arch of teeth with only four dental implants and one surgery. Just like any other implant-supported denture, your All-on-4 denture will stay securely in place when you speak and chew. Contact us for an appointment with a dentist to find out if you’re a candidate for an All-on-4 denture.
What’s the Process for Getting Dentures?
The steps each patient takes when getting a new denture will vary. In general, a dentist will take careful measurements and impressions of your mouth so that your new replacement teeth will be made to fit as comfortably and as securely as possible. Once your denture is ready, you’ll see your dentist for a fitting and adjustment. It may take a little time to get used to wearing a new denture, however, before long you’ll be eating, speaking and smiling with confidence and ease.
How Much Will Dentures Cost?
The cost of a denture will depend on the style that you select. Whatever type you choose, we strive to keep our patient’s denture prices as low as possible. We’ll even provide a detailed estimate so that you’ll know your cost up front. Give us a call to find out more about obtaining affordable quality dentures.
Is a Soft Reline for Dentures Appropriate for All Patients?
If your denture has started to feel less comfortable over time, it’s probably due for a reline. A soft denture reline is a popular option for denture wearers because it feels more comfortable than a hard reline. This denture application uses a soft, pliable material to fit the denture to your gum.
How Can I Obtain a Denture Consultation in Homestead?
A properly fitted denture can improve your ability to smile, chew and speak. The type of denture that will suit you the best depends on your unique needs and budget. Don’t hesitate to call our office if you’d like to find out more about dentures in Homestead.