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What Do You Need to Know About Dentures?

If you are unhappy with your appearance or having dental discomfort after losing teeth, then you should consider getting dentures. A denture is a dental appliance with a set of artificial teeth secured to a removable framework or a permanently-placed dental implant. A denture can greatly improve your facial appearance, daily function, personal comfort, dental health and self-esteem. The fact that they can last more than a dozen years with proper maintenance makes them an economical long-term investment in your dental health.

Are There Different Kinds of Affordable Quality Dentures?

Yes, there is a wide selection available today, but your dental needs and our dentist’s recommendations will determine which is ideal for you. Some of your options are listed below:

How Do You Know If You Need Partial or Full Dentures?

Replacing only one or a few lost teeth requires a partial denture. If you have lost all or most of your teeth, then you’ll need a full denture.

Partial dentures let you keep your healthy remaining teeth while replacing the couple of teeth that you lost over time. A partial denture is built on a bridge-like framework to hold a set of artificial teeth. But while a bridge is permanent, a partial denture is removable and simply connects to the nearby teeth with a pair of metal clasps that make it easy to take out for rinsing and cleaning each night.

With full dentures, you can choose a fixed full denture that is secured in your jaw by dental implants or a removable full denture that simply sits on your gums. No matter which you choose, you first will need to get any present teeth extracted. Then, you will be given a temporary set of dentures that must be worn until your gums have healed. As soon as you’re completely healed, you will receive your new permanent denture and have it altered, if needed, for ideal fit and functionality.

Who Should Choose Flexible Partial Dentures?

Anyone that wants a more natural-looking and comfortable partial denture should consider this worthwhile option. They feature a softer, more flexible base and they match the color of your gums, so they are much more comfortable and less noticeable than a traditional denture with its hard base and bright metal clasps. As a result, only you and your dentist will know you have a denture.

Is It Better To Get Implant-Supported Dentures?

You can get greater denture stability with an implant-supported denture because it is firmly held in your mouth with two or four strategically-placed implants in your bottom jaw. Even though it’s attached by dental implants, it still must be removed every evening and cleaned.

What Is an All-on-Four Denture?

With All-on-Four dentures, you only need four dental implants to secure a whole set of lower artificial teeth. Selecting this innovative denture technique allows you to have the convenience of a fixed denture with more inherent chewing force.

Is There a Lot of Time Involved in Getting Dentures?

Getting a set of dentures is a very simple process that only takes a couple of steps. Most of the time, your dentist will begin by measuring your mouth and getting dental impressions to manufacture your denture. Right after, expect to have any existing unhealthy teeth pulled. You will then leave our office with a temporary denture to be worn until your final set is finished. The process slightly alters if you have chosen an implant-supported denture and you will receive your implants before heading home.

When your new denture has been crafted, you will return to our practice to have your denture comfortably placed.

Do Dentures Cost a Lot?

Your total fee will be affected by your choice of denture, any preparation you may need, and how much the materials cost. If you would prefer a more affordable option, simply speak with your dentist who can guide you toward the dentures that will best suit your needs and budget.

Do You Notice a Difference with a Soft Denture Reline?

Yes. A soft reline is crafted from a soft, supple substance that retains its flexibility for several years. This softer, more pliable material ensures greater comfort and less irritation than the solid acrylic lining used in a traditional denture.

When you’re looking for affordable quality dentures, you can trust our dental practice to provide you with a denture that suits your personal needs and preferences. Contact us today for more information about dentures in Bartow.

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