Palm Dental Center
7150 West 20th Avenue, Suite 102, Hialeah, FL 33016
When you have missing teeth, you might feel self-conscious and find it hard to completely relax in social situations. Whatever your unique concerns may be, if you’re thinking about getting dentures in Hialeah, our office can guide you to a beautiful smile with up-to-date and effective solutions. We provide affordable quality dentures so that you won’t feel like hiding your smile anymore.
A denture provides a solution for missing teeth by replacing them with imitation teeth and gum tissue. This dental appliance enhances the wearer’s appearance by providing a supporting structure for the cheeks and lips. A denture also helps you to speak and chew correctly.
A skilled dentist has a broad range of smile restoration options available for his or her patients. Depending on the kind of denture you select, it’s possible that you could leave the dentist’s office on the same day of your appointment with a new denture. If you need surgery before receiving your new denture, the process will take longer.
If you have a full row of teeth that need to be replaced, your dentist will prescribe a full or complete denture. A conventional full denture is taken out and soaked overnight while you sleep. It stays in place during the day using suction with your gums. An upper denture also holds onto the roof of your mouth with suction, providing added stability for your removable teeth.
A partial denture is selected when the patient still has some healthy teeth in addition to teeth that are missing. This type of denture can replace one tooth or several. It can even fill in missing teeth on each side of one healthy tooth. A traditional partial denture uses a metal framework and has clasps that hold onto the surrounding teeth.
A flexible partial denture has a base that flexes and bends with the movement of your mouth. This type of device doesn’t use metal, and the base is made of a translucent material, such as a nylon polymer, that lets the color of your natural gum show through. A flexible denture is often considered more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than a denture that uses metal and hard acrylic resin.
If you choose to get an implant-supported denture, you’ll need to have dental-implant surgery before you receive your final denture. The advantage of an implant-supported denture is that it will stay securely in place on top of the dental implants. You can have a fixed or removable implant-supported denture.
All-on-4® is the trademarked name for a procedure that uses four dental implants to support a complete denture. The denture is permanently affixed to the implants and allows you to get on with your life just as if you had natural teeth. This procedure is considered innovative because it provides the benefits of Nobel biocare implants without the lengthy, multiple surgeries that conventional, full-mouth restoration with implants requires.
The details of each patient’s dentures procedure will vary, but there are usually several necessary steps involved. Your denture process begins with a consultation and a comprehensive examination and assessment of your oral and general health. Your dentist will work with you to decide on the best denture for your needs. Then, your denture will be fabricated to match the dental molds and measurements that your dentist takes.
All of our patients receive a detailed estimate of their costs before any work begins. The total cost for getting a denture is affected by the current state of your oral health and the type of denture you desire. Once we’ve met with you for a consultation, we can provide accurate information about how much your denture will cost.
If your dentures feel uncomfortable, there are things that can be done. One of the best ways to improve the comfort level of a hard acrylic denture is with a soft denture reline. This process features a new mold of your denture tray to your fit your gums with a soft, pliable material. Patients find that this material distributes pressure more evenly when they bite, and it eliminates troublesome sore spots.
If you have additional questions about getting a new denture, please give us a call. We are happy to provide all the information you need, and we’d love to set up your first appointment with one of our dentists. A dazzling new smile with affordable quality dentures is just a phone call away.