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Do I Need Dentures?
The loss of one tooth may not require the need for dentures, but if you’ve lost more than one, then you may need a new denture set. Your teeth are responsible not only for your beautiful smile, but also for maintaining the structural integrity of your jaw and for providing the initial step in the digestive process. A custom-made denture can replace lost teeth so precisely that you may not be aware of its presence on a daily basis.
What Are My Options?
Dentures are available in several different types and there are various options within in each type. Since no two people are alike, no two denture sets will be the same. Factors that will determine your selected denture include the number of teeth that are missing, your personal preference, your lifestyle, your budget, and more. Your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your oral condition. Then, based on the exam and the above factors, he or she will make a recommendation on the best type of denture for you. The ultimate decision, of course, will be yours.
What Is a Full Denture?
A full denture will replace all of your natural teeth. You can opt for the lower only, the upper only, or both. Any remaining teeth will be extracted after impressions have been made and measurements taken. Implants will be installed if you need them, and you’ll be given a temporary denture to use until your permanent appliance is ready for installation. When your gums have healed from the extraction(s), the permanent appliance will be installed.
There are two options for a full denture set: One option is a removable denture. This rests on the gums, and can be easily removed for cleaning. The other option is a fixed denture, which is anchored by dental implants.
What Are Partial Dentures?
A partial denture replaces only missing teeth, no additional healthy teeth are extracted. It’s attached to adjacent teeth by clasps and needs to be removed and cleaned each night. A partial is similar to a bridge except that it is removable, whereas a bridge is permanently installed.
What Is a Flexible Partial Denture?
Traditional partial dentures are rigid and have metal clasps. Flexible partials and the clasps are constructed from flexible, lightweight material that is the same color as your gums. The flexible material looks more realistic and can be more comfortable for some patients.
Do I Need an Implant-Supported Denture?
Implant-supported dentures are anchored in the mouth by implants and are usually only installed in the lower jaw because it requires more stability than the upper jaw. It’s a variation on a traditional denture and like a traditional denture, needs to be removed and cleaned each night.
What Are All-on-Four Dentures?
All-on-Four is the process of securing your artificial teeth in your lower jaw through the use of four dental implants. It’s a unique option that functions like natural teeth, provides additional biting power and is very convenient.
What’s Involved in Getting New Dentures?
There can be several steps involved in getting a new dental appliance and the complexity is determined by your individual needs. Usually, your dentist will take impressions and measurements so that your new denture will be an accurate replication of your natural teeth. Diseased teeth will be extracted, implants will be installed, if applicable, and then you’ll be given a temporary denture set. When your new dentures are ready, your dentist will install and adjust the set until they’re comfortable and operating properly.
How Much Do New Dentures Cost?
Since procedures vary according to individual needs, the cost will also vary according to your specific needs. Factors that influence the cost could include, but are not limited to, the type of denture you require, the cost of materials required to make the new denture, and the condition of your oral health.
Your dentist will help you obtain the affordable quality dentures that will best meet your needs. Call our office today to obtain more information or to schedule a consultation about getting dentures in Ocoee.
What Is a Soft Reline?
Traditional dentures are lined with a rigid acrylic material and some wearers may find them uncomfortable. A soft denture reline uses a soft, pliable material that lasts about two years. Many wearers find this to be a more comfortable alternative to traditional rigid dentures.
If you need to get new dentures in Ocoee, we can help you. Our affordable quality dentures will be custom made for you and you’ll have a smile that you’re proud of. Contact us today.