Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota East
8282 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34241
Dentures can be a worthwhile investment because they not only replace the teeth you have lost, but also restore your dental health, appearance, oral function, and overall confidence. A denture is a customized dental appliance that uses a removable frame or permanent dental implant to hold replacement teeth. They can last for a very long time and provide you with years of both dental and personal wellbeing.
Thanks to advances in restorative dentistry, there are now many denture options for all kinds of dental needs. And, you can find a full array of affordable quality dentures at our conveniently-located practice. Once your dentist conducts a dental evaluation, we can help you select the denture that’s best for you. Get a better understanding of your denture choices with the answers to the most frequent questions about dentures below.
Full dentures restore all of the teeth in your lower or upper jaw. You have the option of a removable full denture that merely sits over your gums or a fixed full denture that relies on dental implants to stay firmly in place. With a full denture, any existing teeth are taken out and you must wear a temporary denture to give your gums time to heal. Once you have finished healing, your dentist fits the brand-new permanent denture to ensure proper comfort and dental function.
A partial denture, on the other hand, replaces only one or a couple of missing teeth and lets you retain all of your existing healthy teeth. It is crafted on a bridge-like structure that stays in your mouth with clasps that connect to the surrounding teeth. Every night, you need to remove the denture for thorough cleaning.
A flexible partial denture substitutes the unsightly metal clasps and hard, uncomfortable base of a traditional partial denture with soft, flexible clasps and a base made of a flexible, weightless material. Both are formed out of a flesh-colored substance, so your denture appears like your natural set of teeth.
This type of denture is bound securely in your mouth with a set of dental implants instead of just resting on top of your gums as a traditional denture would. It’s interesting to note that an implant-supported denture is primarily used in the bottom jaw because the top doesn’t demand the same implant stability. Even though it’s secured by implants, it’s still easy to remove for required nightly cleanings.
You should be open to this kind of denture if you want the security of a fixed denture and more innate chewing strength. These dentures use a special dental implant technique where four implants placed within your bottom jawbone provide you with a full set of new artificial teeth.
It’s rather quick and easy to get a set of dentures today. While the exact denture procedure will depend on the specific denture selected and your need for additional dental preparation, the first step usually entails your dentist taking impressions of your smile and measuring your mouth to craft the perfect denture. After this step, you will get any damaged teeth removed and receive a temporary denture for daily wear until the permanent denture is crafted. The process changes with an implant-supported denture because your dentist will surgically embed your implants at this point.
You will receive a call when your permanent denture is ready for fitting and you will return to our practice to have it placed and adjusted for comfort.
If you’re one of the many people that have delayed getting a denture due to concern over how much dentures cost, then you will be happy to know that our dental practice can provide you with a denture that meets your financial and dental needs. The type of denture you select and the cost of materials will determine the final price, but our dentists can recommend the most affordable, attractive, and long-lasting options. Please contact our practice for a personal consultation to discuss your denture needs.
If you don’t want to suffer the pain and soreness caused by the solid acrylic lining of a traditional denture, then a soft denture reline would be a good choice for you. Dentures with a soft reline are made of a softer, more supple material that stays limber to provide you with many years of relief from denture discomfort.
Do you want a see if a denture can help you reclaim your smile and quality of life? Give our office a call today for more details on how dentures can help you.