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Do you need help with missing teeth, an ineffective bite, or embarrassment over broken and severely decayed front teeth? Our dental team can provide partial denture and full denture options that can help you feel much more confident and comfortable during your everyday activities. We work with you to provide you with advanced and practical solutions for all your dental care needs. Here are some of the most important facts you should know about dentures and how they can enhance your appearance and your dental health in our area.
What Is a Denture?
A denture is generally defined as a way to replace missing teeth, especially when all of the teeth on one row of your jaw are damaged, missing, decayed or loose. These customized dental appliances are designed to permanently replace one, several or all of your natural teeth with a natural-looking alternative and to provide a more even and attractive smile. Because these denture applications closely mimic the look and function of your natural teeth, they can boost your self-confidence and help you return to eating and speaking normally.
What Are the Different Types of Affordable Quality Dentures Available?
At our dental practice, we offer affordable quality dentures in a variety of configurations, such as:
- full denture applications that can replace an entire row of teeth;
- partial dentures for patients who are missing only a few teeth; and
- implant-supported options that offer permanently attached teeth for added comfort and confidence.
Our team will work with you to determine which of these options is the right choice for you.
Should I Choose a Complete Denture?
If you are missing numerous teeth or if your natural teeth are loose, decayed, or otherwise damaged, our dental team may recommend a full upper or lower denture or both to provide you with the best bite and the healthiest mouth possible. This process may require a number of extractions and a healing period before your new denture can be fitted to your mouth. By choosing a full denture, you will be able to speak and chew normally. We will help make sure your denture fits as comfortably as possible and that your smile is bright and natural looking.
What Is a Partial Denture?
Designed specifically to replace just one or a few teeth, your partial denture will attach to adjacent teeth using a bridge or clasps that hold them in place. With this type of denture, you will be able to chew more effectively. These dentures will also improve the quality of your bite, and prevent the deterioration of your gums and other teeth. Opting for a partial denture can also help you enjoy a brilliant and gap-free smile for greater confidence in social settings.
Is a Flexible Partial Denture More Comfortable Than a Normal Partial?
For even greater comfort, our dentists sometimes recommend a flexible partial denture that can replace one or two teeth and that is designed to move more naturally during speaking, chewing and other activities. By opting for a flexible denture, you can enjoy the greatest comfort while replacing missing teeth for a more attractive appearance.
How Stable Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Dental implants are small posts or attachments that are fitted into the jaw and allowed to heal there. These implants are an ideal way to attach permanent appliances, including upper or lower denture plates. While implant-supported denture options are usually more expensive than traditional dentures that require adhesive to stay in place, these replacement teeth can provide added comfort and confidence for patients in our Mandarin office.
What About the All-on-4® Implant-Supported Dentures?
If you are interested in implants to attach your denture plates, our dentists may recommend All-on-4® dentures for your replacement teeth. These denture options are designed to minimize the number of dental implants needed, which can significantly reduce your out-of-pocket costs for implant denture procedures. By placing just four implants at specific locations around your upper or your lower jaw, our dentists can provide a solid and secure attachment for your denture plates. These implants provide attractive results at a much lower cost than getting individual implants for each replacement tooth.
How Do I Go About Getting Dentures?
At our dental practice, we offer most denture types along with the right procedures and services to ensure the best fit at a reasonable cost. Depending on the type of denture you will be receiving, the procedures will vary. Rest assured that we will work with you at every step of the process from the initial consultation to delivery and fitting of the finished product to ensure you get the product you need. This can help you to manage both your expectations and your budget during your treatment in our office.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
If you are concerned about the cost of dentures in Mandarin, our dental team can provide you with options that are specifically designed to reduce your out-of-pocket cost for these procedures. We accept most insurance plans and will work with you to determine the right payment options for you.
Is a Soft Reline for Dentures Necessary?
A soft denture reline may also be recommended to help make your dentures more comfortable and easier to wear. This is especially true for first-time denture wearers.
Schedule a Denture Consultation in Jacksonville Today!
To learn more about our full lineup of services, call us today at (904) 638-7181 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to the chance to serve you.