Dentures (Full and Partial)
If you have some teeth missing, or you are missing all of them, getting dentures can be a great way to replace them. This restorative solution is available in a number of different treatment options. There are various types of dentures, and we can create a treatment plan for you that includes the best type of dentures for your needs and your convenience. At North Florida Dentistry, we want your new dentures to work well and to be both comfortable and beautiful.
We also want to make sure that you are always comfortable during every stage of getting your dentures. There are a few office visits needed to get your dentures, and we will be there with you every step of the way.
Designing Your Dentures
To get either full or partial dentures, you have to have them built in a lab to your mouth’s specifications. When we plan your dentures, we take your support needs and facial structure into account so that the appliances work well and provide the support you need.
We design your dentures and then have them constructed for a high degree of quality as well as to look great. Your resulting dentures will be able to fit the bone just right so that there is good function of both the hard and soft tissues of your jaw. Dentures are restorative, but they are also cosmetic in nature. They will allow you to eat like you did before and to talk well, but they are also beautiful appliances that are part of a great smile.
The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures
Full dentures replace all of the teeth. They can be made after the extraction of all of the teeth and the healing of the gums. They are removable unless you opt for implant-supported dentures. These are dentures that use a few implant posts to hold onto the dentures. When you get full, implant-supported dentures, they are not removable except by the dentist.
A partial denture is made for just a few teeth that need to be replaced. They are held in place by wires that are made to fit perfectly in place and to keep them in just the right position. They are removable just as traditional full dentures are. With partial dentures, the wires fit against the other, natural teeth so that they are secure.
If you opt for implant-supported dentures, this requires surgery to implant the titanium posts that will hold the dentures. Many patients like this option because it is permanent and will never slip. They also only need the same care that you would give to natural teeth rather than needing to take them out and clean them. They give patients a very natural appearance to their teeth, and they are highly effective at staying strong and supporting the patient’s bone structure. They are often recommended for patients who need all of their teeth replaced because they are so effective.
If you are missing some or all of your teeth, getting dentures is a good way to replace them. If you have teeth that you need to replace, give us a call at North Florida Dentistry. We create the highest-quality dentures and make sure that they fit well and are comfortable as well as looking great.