Jupiter Dental Group
175 Toney Penna Drive, Suite 105, Jupiter, FL 33458
It doesn’t matter if you’re missing one or two teeth or an entire row, there’s a denture out there that can restore the beauty and function of your smile. For a full-mouth assessment and personalized denture recommendation, please contact our dental office today.
A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth. It can be made from acrylic plastic or porcelain and metal. Modern dentistry has advanced, and today’s affordable quality dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than they used to be.
People who need dentures have diverse needs. They may only need a one-tooth denture to fill in a gap, or they may require a full mouth of replacement teeth. Listed below are some of the denture types that are available to our patients.
If you’ve lost most or all your teeth, complete dentures will most likely be useful for you. This type of denture is removable and takes the place of a full arch of teeth on the top or bottom jaw. Complete dentures stay in place using suction, and you may also use denture adhesive to hold them in place.
A partial denture can be used to replace one or several teeth. This kind of denture usually consists of replacement teeth on a pink or gum-colored plastic base. It may also have a metal framework that attaches to the surrounding natural teeth with clasps or other styles of connectors.
A flexible denture has one of the highest levels of comfort of any denture available. That’s because it has a flexible resin material surrounding the denture base that allows for a snug fit. Flexible dentures usually have a transparent base that lets the natural color of your gums show through.
This type of denture can be full or partial, and it’s similar to a regular denture except that it’s attached to and supported by dental implants which provide stability. Regular dentures rests on the gum line and can be held in place with an adhesive. An implant-supported denture snaps in place onto dental implants, but it can be removed for cleaning and storing overnight.
The All-on-4® dentures procedure can replace a full arch of teeth with only four dental implants. With this method, patients can receive new and functional teeth in just one day. The All-on-4 treatment is less invasive than traditional mouth restoration with dental implants, and it usually only requires one surgery. Only a dentist can tell you if you are a candidate for an All-on-4 denture. Please call us to schedule a consultation.
The number of appointments you’ll need for getting new dentures will vary based on your needs and the style of denture you choose, but various office visits are typical for many patients. You’ll need to have impressions taken of your mouth; these impressions will be used to form custom-made dentures. You and your dentist will select the tooth shapes and colors that will look best on you. After your denture is made, you’ll have your first fitting, and the dentist will make any adjustments that are needed for a proper fit. Most patients require a few follow-up appointments to get the denture adjusted just right.
The cost of a new denture can range widely because it depends on the condition of your mouth, the materials used to make the denture and the techniques your dentist needs to use. At our dental office, we provide our patients with clear, upfront estimates, so they’ll know exactly what to expect and can make informed decisions. It’s our goal to provide quality affordable dentures to all of our patients who need them.
When a denture reline is performed, a new base material is applied to the inside part of the denture that rests on your gums. A soft denture reline uses a pliable material that is more comfortable than the material used for the normal construction of a denture. It also distributes pressure better, meaning you’re less likely to experience sore spots and pain with your dentures.
If you’d like to learn more about dentures in Jupiter, please call our office today. We’re here to help you feel great about your smile again.