Oceans Dental Group
3 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 108, Palm Coast, FL 32137
A denture is designed to save people who have lost teeth due to disease, decay, or accident from the many problems of missing teeth, such as difficulty speaking, trouble chewing, a distorted facial appearance, and limited dental function. Dentures are special dental appliances that hold artificial teeth on either a removable dental frame or a permanent dental implant. Their ability to last for a decade or more with regular care makes them a smart and healthy dental investment.
There is a wide selection of dentures available for every dental need and preference. Our experienced dentists can help you determine the right types for your smile restoration needs. Below, you will find more information on the available types of dentures in Palm Coast.
The answer depends on how many teeth you want to replace. If you have lost all or most or your natural teeth, then a full denture is probably the best option for you. You will have the choice of a fixed full denture, which is bound by dental implants, or a removable full denture that simply lays over your gums and is taken out for cleanings each night. No matter which type of full denture you choose, your dentist will first extract any of your remaining natural teeth and give you a temporary denture to wear while your gums are healing. Once you’ve fully healed, your dentist will fit the permanent denture.
To replace only one or a few lost teeth, then a partial denture is right for you because you can replace your missing teeth while retaining your healthy teeth. A partial denture is formed on a bridge-type frame, yet instead of being permanent like a bridge, it has clasps that let it connect to the teeth on either side. These clasps make it a snap to take it out each night to clean.
These dentures differ from a traditional partial denture because it lacks metal clasps and a hard dental foundation. Instead, they’re crafted from a light, bendable, and flesh-colored material for greater comfort and dental discretion. As a result, people will never think that you are actually wearing a denture.
If you are concerned about a denture sitting loosely on your gums and possibly slipping when you talk or chew, an implant-supported denture may be for you. It is firmly held in your mouth by two or four dental implants in the lower jaw, since your upper jaw usually doesn’t need the extra stability. It only resembles a traditional denture in its reliance on nightly cleanings.
This denture is as convenient as a fixed denture and provides additional biting force. It features an advanced dental implant technique that uses only four dental implants strategically placed in your lower jaw to support a complete set of replacement teeth.
You will probably be surprised to learn that there are very few steps involved in getting dentures, yet they differ based on your oral health and your choice of denture. The process typically starts with your dentist getting impressions and measurements of your smile in order to craft the correct dental appliance. Then, you will have unhealthy teeth removed and be supplied with a temporary denture to wear for a short time while the permanent denture is prepared. If you have chosen to get an implant-supported denture, your dentist will embed implants at this stage instead. When the permanent denture is ready for placement, you will return to our office to have the permanent denture properly fit.
If you would like to replace lost teeth but think that dentures cost too much, think again because you can find dentures to suit your budget and dental condition at our dental practice near you. Overall, the cost of a denture will depend on what type you choose and the amount of dental work you need prior to placement. But if you need affordable dentures, our dentist can recommend and place the ideal options for you. To arrange for a denture consultation, call our office right away.
You may want to consider this option if you want a denture with a softer lining material than the rigid acrylic lining of a traditional denture. A soft reline is made from a flexible substance that stays supple for several years to save you from denture soreness and discomfort.
If you’re considering getting a denture to help restore your smile, please call our practice to learn more about our affordable quality dentures.