Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater
3690 East Bay Drive, Suite K, Largo, FL 33771
Anyone who has lost teeth due to decay, disease, or injury can benefit from dentures. A denture is a tailored dental appliance that holds a set of artificial teeth on a removable dental frame or a more permanent dental implant. These dental appliances can restore your dental comfort, function, appearance, and self-confidence with ease. And they can last for many years with regular care and cleaning, so they are a worthwhile investment that pays off in many ways for many years.
Yes, there are many types dentures and they are available at our dental practice near you. Come in today for a dental exam and let our highly-skilled dentists help you find the affordable quality dentures you need to make your smile better than ever. Discover more about the main types of dentures below:
The main difference between a partial and a full denture is the number of teeth each replaces. Partial dentures replace one or more teeth you have lost with a structure similar to a bridge, yet without the permanent attachment of a bridge. Instead, a partial denture is crafted with special clasps that connect to the teeth nearby for support and gets removed every night to be cleaned.
In contrast, a full denture replaces all of your natural teeth in your lower or upper jaw. Our dentist extracts any remaining teeth and supplies a temporary denture that gets worn until your mouth heals. Once you have totally healed, your dentist will place your permanent denture and adjust it as needed for comfort. This permanent denture can be either a removable full denture that rests over your gums or a fixed, full denture that is held securely by dental implants.
A flexible partial denture is crafted from a pliable, weightless material and has bendable clasps, which makes it different than a traditional partial denture that has a solid base and noticeable metal clasps. In addition to the greater comfort it offers, a flexible partial denture is made from a flesh-colored substance that makes it much more discreet than a traditional partial denture.
If you want the greatest denture stability, you will want an implant-support denture because it is secured in your mouth by two or four dental implants placed in your lower jaw. A traditional denture loosely rests on top of your gums. An implant-supported denture is made mainly for your bottom jaw since your upper jaw doesn’t demand the same denture stability. It only resemble a traditional denture in the sense that it requires nightly removal and cleaning.
This state-of-the-art implant technique only requires four dental implants in your lower jaw to give you a complete set of new teeth. In addition to being the most convenient denture method, it also provides you with much greater power when biting and chewing.
The denture creation and placement process takes very little time or effort, yet the steps of the procedure vary slightly by the kind of denture selected and whether your teeth and gums are in good health. First, your dentist will measure your mouth and create a dental impression to make sure that your permanent denture fits well. Afterward, any unhealthy teeth are pulled and a temporary denture is given while your permanent denture is being created. If you have chosen to get an implant-supported denture, your dentist will insert your dental implant at this stage instead.
When your permanent denture has been finished, your dentist will place it and adjust for fit and comfort.
It’s difficult to say how much a denture costs because many variables determine its final price, including the kind of denture you want, any dental preparation needed, and the materials required to craft the appliance. If cost is a consideration for you, let your dentist know and they can recommend affordable options to suit your dental needs. Call our practice to arrange a meeting with one of our dentists to see if a denture is right for you.
If you don’t want the dental soreness and discomfort of a denture with a rigid acrylic lining, you may want to consider a soft denture reline made of flexible, soft material that stays supple for several years.
Do you think you could benefit from dentures? Please call our office today for details on how a customized denture can work wonders for your smile, dental health, and quality of life.