Towncare Dental of Winter Park
1713 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
If you need to have teeth removed or you already have some missing, affordable quality dentures can maintain or improve your smile. To find out more about the denture solution that’s right for you, keep reading and give us a call today.
When even just a few teeth are missing, it can become challenging to chew certain foods, and the remaining teeth can start to shift out of alignment. Dentures are custom-designed appliances that can be used to replace some or all of your teeth. These replacement teeth will look just like natural teeth, but they are attached to a removable frame or a fixed dental implant.
Several types of denture are available for you and your dentist to choose from. After a thorough evaluation, a dentist will help you to select the type that is just right for renewing your smile.
If you need to have all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw replaced, a full denture, which is also referred to as a complete denture, will likely be recommended for you. This type of denture can be permanent, meaning it can only be removed by a dentist, or removable. Removable dentures should be taken out at night so your gums and facial muscles can rest.
If you still have many healthy, existing teeth, a partial denture will let you keep them while filling in the spaces left by teeth that are missing. A conventional partial denture uses a metal framework and clasps that slip over the nearby teeth for support.
A flexible partial denture doesn’t have metal clasps or a rigid base, so it tends to be less noticeable to others than a traditional partial denture. This type of denture can also be quite comfortable since it flexes with the movement of your mouth.
A traditional denture sits on the gums like a saddle and stays in place with natural suction. Many denture wearers experience unwanted movement of the lower jaw denture. Using dental implants to secure the denture solves the problem of movement and slippage.
If you’re interested in the convenience of a fixed denture plus the improved biting power of dental implants, ask us about All-on-4® dentures. The All-on-4 technique utilizes four dental implants that are specially placed to provide stable support for a full denture.
The dentures process begins with a consultation and exam. Your dentist will then create a treatment plan, which is different for every patient. Basically, before you get your final denture, you’ll need to have any failing teeth removed. If you’re getting a partial denture, the dentist may install crowns to strengthen your supporting natural teeth. Your denture is created in a lab to match your mouth’s measurements precisely. Once the denture has been made, the dentist will check that if fits your mouth comfortably before you take it home.
Our dentists are here to help you receive affordable quality dentures that achieve your smile goals. There are several variables that can affect the cost of getting a denture. At our office, you’ll receive a detailed estimate that shows the cost for the denture type you’re considering and any preparatory dental work you need.
A soft reline for dentures improves the comfort of a denture tray by using a soft material that remains pliable for as long as two years. If you avoid wearing your denture because of sore spots or other issues, a soft reline can have you smiling again.
If you have any questions about getting dentures in Winter Park, please give us a call. Whether you’ve never worn a denture before or you think it’s time to upgrade or replace an old denture, we’d love to meet with you for a consultation.