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Why Get Dentures?
Dentures are custom-fitted artificial teeth that can replace some or all of the natural teeth. Patients may need dentures because of tooth loss due to tooth decay, gum disease or bone loss. Affordable quality dentures can restore your chewing function and enable you to speak more clearly, among many other benefits. To learn more, call our office today.
What Types of Dentures Would Be Available for Me?
Denture technology has advanced over the years, and the options that are available are more natural-looking and comfortable than ever. Our dentists can recommend the options that will work best for you.
Full and Partial Dentures
There are two main categories of dentures: full and partial. A full denture replaces an entire arch of teeth and either rests on the gum or is held in place with implants. A partial denture is made to replace a portion of missing teeth and is usually held in place by a metal framework that attaches to the surrounding natural teeth.
Flexible Partial Dentures
A flexible denture is a solution for patients who can’t use a standard rigid denture. This type of denture clings to the gums without the need for dental adhesive or metal clasps. Sometimes a flexible denture is worn temporarily while the patient is waiting for another tooth replacement option. Your dentist can discuss with you whether a flexible partial denture is a good choice for your smile concerns.
In contrast to a standard denture that rests on the gums, an implant-supported denture is held in place and supported by dental implants. This can be an excellent choice if you have enough bone depth in the jaw to support the implants. Many patients appreciate the extra hold that implants provide for the denture on the lower jaw.
What Is Required to Get Dentures?
If you have teeth that are too broken down or decayed to repair, your dentist can extract them and provide you with a custom-fitted set of temporary dentures. You’ll have impressions made of your teeth and gums, and a permanent denture will be fabricated, usually in a lab. It may take a few months for your gums to heal completely. Once they do, you’ll be fitted with your new denture.
How Much Could Dentures Cost?
The cost of a denture can vary considerably, according to the kind of denture you need, the materials it’s made from and how much preparation is required for your mouth before your final fitting. If you’re searching for affordable quality dentures, please contact our office to learn more.
What Is a Denture Soft Reline?
A reline is a simple process that reshapes the underside of a denture to improve its fit and make it more comfortable. A soft reline uses material that is pliable and may be easier to get used to wearing than a denture with a hard reline. If you’re experiencing difficulty wearing your denture, talk to one of our dentists about the possibility of getting a soft denture reline.
If you’re a candidate for dentures in Ocala, give us a call. Our dentists are skilled at providing custom dentures that help our patients speak, eat and smile with confidence.