Quality Denture Services
North Florida Dentistry is capable of providing patients with either partial dentures or full dentures at our office in Orange Park. Dentures can be a good solution for people with missing teeth, providing both chewing surfaces and support for facial muscles. We understand that patients may be apprehensive about the procedure, but most find that full or partial dentures make their life easier—allowing for better chewing, speaking, and even improving appearance.
Our denture services include all aspects of the procedure from start to finish, and we work with patients to make sure the dentures are comfortable and natural looking. Using dentistry’s newer, more advanced technology, these structures are far superior in appearance than the dentures of old. Learn more about the two main categories of dentures below and schedule an appointment for a consultation if you’re interested in additional information.
Partial and Full Dentures
A partial denture is designed to replace several missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. These structures can be very important, as they help prevent the remaining teeth from shifting within the mouth. These days even partial dentures are designed to be very natural looking, so it isn’t easy to tell they’re not real teeth. Although dental implants are becoming more popular than partial dentures, implants aren’t always the right choice for every patient. Our dentist will let you know if you’re a candidate for implants or if a partial denture is recommended. In addition, partial dentures are typically less expensive than implants overall, which can be desirable.
Full dentures replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw area. Just like partial dentures, full dentures are designed to look as much like your natural teeth as possible. If we suggest partial or full dentures, we’ll talk with you about all that is involved before we schedule your first appointment.
The Denture Process
The process of making dentures takes a few weeks and several different appointments to prepare castings and check for proper fitting. After the dentures are completed and arrive, you may still need to have a few adjustments in order to dial things in. Our dental services include an informational session where we will answer your questions and provide you with cleaning and care information.
It may take some time to get used to the dentures in your mouth, but it will begin to feel more natural after just a short period of time. Periodic checkups can help make sure your dentures are in good repair and continue to fit properly. Some minor adjustments may be needed over time to ensure they’re sitting in your mouth the way they should. We can take care of that right here in our office at North Florida Dentistry.