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What Are Dentures and Why Are They Used?
Dentures are replacements for natural teeth that are lost or are diseased. Teeth play a vital role in your overall health which is why it’s important to replace those that are damaged or missing. A new denture will be custom fit to your mouth and will restore your ability to chew properly, the structural stability of your jaw, and your beautiful smile.
What Are My Options for Dentures?
Dentures now come in a wide variety of options so that you can customize your dentures to best suit your needs and preferences. Your dentist will take impressions and measurements so that your new teeth will have the best fit and function possible. Your dentist will then work with you to determine the best solution for your needs.
What Are Full Dentures?
A full denture set replaces all of your teeth. If you are missing all or most of your teeth, this may be your best option. Your dentist will take impressions and measurements of your gums and teeth, remove any existing teeth, and install implants if necessary for treatment plan. You’ll then be given a temporary dental appliance. When your gums are healed, your new teeth will be installed and adjusted, and your beautiful new smile will be ready for action.
A removable full denture set will be seated comfortably on your gums, and it will need to be removed and cleaned each night. A fixed full denture will be affixed to the implants that were installed and won’t need to be removed.
What Are Partial Dentures?
If you have most of your teeth, a partial denture can replace those that are missing without the need to extract healthy teeth. A partial is similar to a bridge except the bridge is permanently installed and a partial will need to be removed and cleaned each night. A partial is affixed to the nearby teeth using removable clasps..
What Are Flexible Partial Dentures?
A partial denture is made of rigid acrylic material, which some may find uncomfortable. A flexible partial denture and its clasps are made of soft, pliable material that is flesh colored, so it blends better with your natural teeth.
What’s An Implant-Supported Denture?
An implant-supported denture is affixed to the dental implants by clasps and needs to be removed and cleaned each night. Usually, this type of denture is installed only in the lower jaw since the upper jaw doesn’t require as much stability.
What Are All-on-Four® Dentures?
The All-on-Four technique permanently affixes a full set of artificial teeth to the implants that were installed in the lower jaw. This is a very convenient option and provides more biting power than a traditional denture.
How Do I Get New Dentures?
The procedure for getting new dentures in Pembroke Pines will vary by the individual, but generally requires the following steps. Your dentist will first conduct a comprehensive examination of your oral condition. At this time, measurements and impressions of your teeth and gums will be taken and any teeth extracted as deemed necessary by your dentist. Next, your dentist will install implants if you need them and provide you with a temporary dental appliance until your new teeth are ready. When your gums have completely healed, your dentist will install your new denture and adjust it so that it fits well. Then, you’ll be ready to show off your new dazzling smile.
How Much Do New Dentures Cost?
The cost of affordable quality dentures will vary according to the individual, and will depend on the amount of work needed, the type of denture selected, and the materials needed. If you’re interested in getting new dentures in Pembroke Pines, call us today and let us schedule an appointment for you.
Why Would a Soft Reline Be Necessary?
A soft denture reline uses a pliable material to reline traditional dentures that have been made of hard acrylic, which some people find painful. A soft reline can eliminate the painful sore spots that some wearers experience.
Call us today and we can help answer any additional questions you may have about dentures. We’re dedicated to providing affordable quality dentures to our clients, so give us a call today and get your smile back.