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Losing your teeth can have a significant impact on your biting ability, speech, and self-confidence. If extensive tooth loss is stopping you from doing the things you love, consider our affordable quality dentures. Our skilled dentists can find a solution that restores your smile and self-esteem.
What Is the Procedure for Getting Dentures?
Obtaining a new dental appliance can be a multi-step process, but the benefits of restoring your smile often make it worth the time commitment. First, you’ll visit our office for a thorough examination, where one of our dentists will assess and measure your teeth and bite. Impressions may be created to act as a template for your new denture. Tooth extractions and implant surgery may be required, depending on the type of denture you need. After any preliminary treatment, you’ll wear a temporary denture until your new appliance arrives. Once the permanent denture arrives, your dentist will ensure your new device fits properly.
What Styles of Dentures Are Available?
Dentures in Lakeland come in several different varieties to accommodate patients’ needs. To discover what type of denture is best for you, please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Full and Partial Dentures
Patients who are suffering from extensive tooth loss may be good candidates for a full denture. Available as fixed or removable appliances, full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth and the surrounding tissue. They are created to appear natural, often using gum-colored acrylic and porcelain pontic teeth. If you have any remaining teeth, they will need to be extracted before you can wear your new full denture.
If you are only missing teeth in a small section of the jaw, consider a partial denture. These devices are attached using clasps, which slip over the supporting teeth for a secure hold. To clean the partial, you’ll simply unhook the clasps from the adjacent teeth.
Flexible Partial Denture
Wearing dentures is comfortable and virtually invisible when you choose a flexible partial. These devices flex as your mouth moves, allowing you to wear the appliance with ease. Flexible partials utilize gum-colored clasps, which look realistic when worn.
Implant-supported dentures give wearers the freedom of a secure hold without the use of denture adhesives. Your dentist may recommend this option if you have retained enough bone to undergo dental implant surgery. Once your implants have been placed, you’ll wear a temporary denture until your gums heal. Then, your permanent denture will be fixed into place. Removable implant-supported devices utilize an easy snap system that allows you to clean the appliance each night.
What Do Dentures Cost?
Because all dental devices are completely personalized, the cost of dentures in Lakeland varies depending on each patient’s needs. Typically, the amount of pre-treatment needed, the type of appliance chosen, and the materials used to make the denture will determine your final bill. At your consultation, you’ll receive an explanation of your treatment plan along with the anticipated charges.
When tooth loss has affected your daily activities, dentures can help you restore your jaw function and appearance. These appliances are created to look like your natural teeth and are available in several varieties. They can be affixed to a detachable frame or held in place using implants. Don’t let missing teeth stop you from smiling – call us now to learn more about our affordable quality dentures.
What Is a Soft Reline for Dentures?
Many denture wearers experience sore spots caused by constant friction against the gums. With a soft denture reline, you can resurface the base of your appliance, allowing you to wear your denture with ease. Call us now to find out whether a soft reline is right for you.
What Is the All-on-Four® Dentures Procedure?
During an All-on-Four denture procedure, a dentist attaches a set of pontic teeth to four implants in the bottom jaw. All-on-Four dentures remain stable when worn and offer excellent chewing power. Give us a call for more details about this innovative procedure.