Eating, smiling, and chewing with missing teeth can negatively affect your self-esteem.
Today’s dentures look more realistic than ever, giving you a smile you can proudly show off.
Alafaya Family Dentistry in Oviedo, FL, has the skill and technology to create dentures to bring back the confidence in your smile.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are designed to replace a full row or complete mouth full of teeth. Our dentists in Oviedo create natural-looking dentures that are custom designed to fit the curves and contours of your mouth. Unlike crowns or fillings, dentures replace numerous teeth or all of your teeth, in one set prosthetic.
- Traditional dentures can be either complete or partial, depending on the number of healthy teeth a patient possesses.
- Partial dentures are molded to fit around fit remaining natural teeth, while complete dentures replace either your top set of teeth, bottom set, or both.
- Implant-supported dentures are another option for those who are looking to replace missing teeth, where titanium posts are embedded into the jaw.
Blending Natural Teeth With Prosthetics
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Let Alafaya Family Dentistry Strengthen Your Bite
If tooth loss is making it harder for you to chew and speak, Alafaya Family Dentistry can help make life easier. Request a consultation with us, or call our Oviedo, FL, office to learn if traditional dentures or dental implants are right for you. Call us at (407)365-6200 or make an appointment with us online.
Removable Dentures that May Enhance Your Smile
For patients with total tooth loss on their upper or lower dental arch, your dentist may recommend complete dentures. They are removable devices that sit on top of your gums, secured by suction and dental adhesive. Traditional dentures may not be as stable as implant-supported dentures, but they can improve your ability to chew and speak.
Patients who have some natural teeth remaining may want a partial denture to fill in the gap left by missing teeth. Partial dentures are a removable alternative that clasps in place, built with a discreet metal framework. Partial dentures are typically recommended when a patient has at least three missing teeth.
Implant-Supported Dentures can Boost Your Oral Health
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are constructed from ultra-strong titanium. They are embedded into your gums and jawbone where a tooth or teeth are missing, forming a sturdy anchor to retain your dentures. Attached to implants, the dentures are strong and natural-looking, providing an experience very similar to your own teeth.
An implant helps to prevent jawbone loss, which is common in patients with missing teeth. Patients who have experienced jawbone loss may not be ideal candidates for dental implants, although many can achieve optimal bone density through bone grafting surgery.
The main advantage of implants is they provide a stable base for their prosthetic. However, depending on the severity of your tooth decay or loss, extractions may be recommended as part of your treatment. If so, it can take weeks before your dental implants are placed.
The Denture Treatment Process
All dentures need periodic adjustment by a dentist — and the occasional relining or replacement — to ensure a proper fit.
Cost of Dentures
The costs for dentures depend on the style and type of material used in their construction. Dentures made of lower-quality materials can cost $300 to $500 per plate, according to Fixodent, with complete sets costing $600 to $1,000. Dentures made of top-quality materials are estimated to cost $2,000 to $4,000 a denture, with complete sets running $4,000 to $8,000. Your dentist can explain the costs, payment options, and all other aspects of the treatment in our dental office in Oviedo. Our dental office also works with CreditCare®.
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Caring for Removable Dentures
Keep Them Clean
Rinsing your dentures after meals and brushing them at least twice a day will improve their longevity. Our dentists recommend using a soft-bristled brush to remove food and adhesive. Cleaning over a soft towel can help avoid damage if the denture slips from your hands.
Maintaining Oral Hygiene
Whether you have remaining natural teeth, you should brush your gums, tongue, and soft tissue areas in your mouth at least twice a day to prevent infections and disease. If you have questions about your oral health and dentures, please contact our Oviedo office.
Remove your prosthetic when your day is complete and let it soak in warm water or a denture solution. Soaking your denture overnight keeps it from drying out and cracking. Avoid using hot water as your prosthetic can warp, altering the shape of your appliance.
The Correct Adhesive
Be sure to select denture adhesive that is regulated and safe if accidentally consumed. Products approved by the FDA or ADA® can be trusted to be safe for your gums and mouth.
Oral cleaning products that include bleach can change the color of your dentures and weaken them. Avoid chlorine if you have metal in your dentures, as it can tarnish and erode the metal.