Towncare Dental of Pinecrest
8353 SW 124th Street, Suite 202, Miami, FL 33156
A partial or full denture can be a fantastic solution to the problem you’re having with missing teeth. If you know you’ll have teeth extracted soon or you already have teeth that are missing, our dentists can provide the smile restoration option that’s right for you.
Healthy teeth perform several important functions. If you are missing teeth, it might be difficult for you to chew nutritious foods and it can be hard to pronounce words properly. Teeth also help to stabilize the teeth around them as they prevent them from shifting out of line. Dentures are a customized set of artificial teeth that improve your appearance while performing most of the same crucial functions that natural teeth do.
Denture technology keeps on improving, and many attractive and affordable ways exist to replace missing teeth. Our dentists are skilled at carefully evaluating a patient’s dental health and matching them with the denture that will best achieve their smile goals. The following list describes the main categories of affordable quality dentures.
A traditional denture that takes the place of all your natural teeth on one or both jaws is called a full denture. It’s also sometimes referred to as a complete denture. This denture is removable and stays in place during use by suction with the gum tissue. If you suffer from the condition known as dry mouth, you may not have enough saliva to form a strong enough hold using suction alone. A dental adhesive can help to secure the denture in place during the day.
If you’ve only lost a few teeth, a partial denture is a convenient way to fill in the gaps. You need to have healthy teeth surrounding the spaces because a partial denture holds onto the remaining natural teeth using metal clasps. A bridge is a dental device that is permanently fixed in place, but a partial denture is removable and should be taken out at night.
A flexible partial denture is often easier to get used to wearing than a standard partial denture. That’s because its base is made from a flexible nylon polymer instead of hard acrylic resin. If you drop your flexible partial denture, it’s much less likely to break than a denture made from hard acrylic. It’s also less noticeable to others because it doesn’t have metal pieces.
An implant-supported denture can be complete or partial. It has a lot in common with a conventional denture, but instead of resting on the gums it snaps in place over dental implants. Dental implants have to be planted into your jawbone during oral surgery. Once your gums heal, you’ll receive your final dentures. Some implant-supported dentures are removable, while others are fixed in place and can only be taken out by a dentist.
The All-on-4® dentures method replaces a complete set of teeth with as little as four dental implants. That means that patients can obtain a full set of implant-supported replacement teeth in only one day. The All-on-4 procedure isn’t as invasive as conventional smile restoration using dental implants. If you’d like to find out of this denture option is right for you, please call us to schedule a consultation.
Most patients require two to five appointments to complete the process of getting a denture. You’ll receive a detailed overview of your treatment plan once you meet with one of our dentists. After you decide on the type of denture you’ll get, you’ll have dental impressions taken and sent to a lab for denture fabrication. Once the denture is completed, you’ll see a dentist to try on your new teeth. He or she will make sure they’re comfortable and functional. They’ll also provide instructions for getting used to your new denture.
Each individual’s denture price will vary. The cost depends on the number of teeth you’re having replaced and whether or not you’ll need surgery. The kind of denture you order and what material it’s made from will also affect your price. Rest assured that you will receive a full cost estimate up front when you visit our office. We understand that cost is always a factor in making a final decision.
If your denture has become uncomfortable to wear, you don’t just have to put up with it. A soft denture reline can renew the fit of your denture while also making it more comfortable on your gums.
If you’re tired of hiding your teeth when you smile or laugh, give us a call. It’s our goal to improve our patients’ quality of life with affordable quality dentures.