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Tooth loss can have a profound impact on your quality of life, making it more difficult to chew and speak. Fortunately, our quality dentures in Jacksonville are an excellent way to restore your smile’s look and function.
What Happens During the Denture Process?
Obtaining new dentures happens over multiple steps, which vary depending on the kind of denture selected. When you come in for your first visit, your dentist may record measurements or take impressions of your teeth and bite. This ensures that the new appliance perfectly replicates your smile. If you are receiving a full denture, all teeth must be removed before your permanent appliance is attached. Those receiving implant-supported appliances will receive their implants before their permanent device arrives. Once you have fully recovered from any dental treatment, your permanent denture will be affixed and corrected for comfort.
What Types of Dentures Are Offered?
Our experienced dentists provide affordable quality dentures in a variety of styles. Here are some of the available choices for restoring your smile:
Full or Partial Denture
A full denture replaces every missing natural tooth in the upper or lower jaw. To receive this type of denture, all existing teeth must be extracted. In most cases, you’ll be given a short-term dental appliance to wear the same day. A full denture can rest along the gum line in the traditional method, or it can be secured in place using an implant system. These devices are typically constructed with durable porcelain, acrylic, or metal.
If you have retained multiple teeth that are in good condition, partial dentures may be right for you. Partials can replace several missing teeth, but they are also sometimes used as a one tooth denture. They function much like a bridge, with metal clasps attached to both sides of the partial. The clasps secure the partial onto healthy surrounding teeth.
Flexible Partial Denture
Created using lightweight materials, flexible partials offer increased comfort and a natural appearance. The devices use flexible gum-colored clasps, allowing you to wear the appliance discreetly. People will notice your smile, not your partial denture.
While traditional dentures sit on the gum line, an implant-supported denture utilizes titanium implants to stay in place. You’ll receive two to four implants, depending on your individual needs. These dentures work well for the lower jaw, though they can also be used on the upper jaw.
How Much Do Dentures Cost Overall?
Several factors determine your final cost for dentures in Jacksonville. The style of dentures selected, any preliminary treatment, and the materials used to create the device will factor into the charges. Our dentists will create a care plan that works for your smile and budget. Call us now to discover your options for affordable quality dentures.
Why Would I Choose a Denture?
A denture is an effective and affordable treatment for tooth loss. Custom-made to fit your mouth, these appliances are constructed by attaching a row of artificial teeth and gums to a metal frame or implants that are fixed in place. Dentures can increase your jaw function, make it easier to speak, and even improve your overall facial structure.
Is a Soft Denture Reline Reliable?
Over time, many denture wearers experience sore spots. If your appliance has become uncomfortable, consider a soft reline. This affordable treatment involves the dentist relining the base of your dentures with a soft, pliable material. Your appliance should remain comfortable for up to two years.
How Do All-on-Four Dentures Function?
All-on-Four dentures offer the convenience of a permanent appliance with excellent biting power. During this innovative procedure, the dentist attaches a full row of pontic teeth to four dental implants in the lower jaw. If you’d like to discover more about the All-on-Four dentures technique, please get in touch with our office.