Dentures and Partial Dentures in Port St. Lucie, FL

When it comes to ideal aesthetics and function, nothing is better than your natural teeth. However, dentures and partial dentures have come a long way with advancements in technology to look and feel more natural. Our dentures allow you can regain your smile—and your confidence!

Dentures

“Fake teeth” and “false teeth” are terms commonly used to describe dentures. But your dentures don’t have to look or feel that way. You can receive personalized, natural-looking dentures that meet your unique needs.

Dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They can be removable or secured with dental implants.

Removable Complete Dentures

When all of your teeth are missing, removable complete dentures are one way to replace them. We will give you dentures that will regain your confidence while giving you a smile that will be both functional and beautiful. Our team will listen to your concerns about wearing dentures and answer any questions you may have to help put you at ease. Your dentures will be made in wax form so you can try them on to see how they look and feel. This ensures that you love the new look before we make your final dentures.

Your dentures won’t look bulky, fake, or like they belong to someone else. We use quality materials to ensure that they look natural and fit well. People will remember your beautiful smile—not your dentures.

Implant-Supported Dentures (Overdentures)

We can secure your dentures with as few as two dental implants. Stabilizing your dentures with implants does more than keep them secure in your mouth. Your chewing efficiency will improve and your dentures will feel more like your natural teeth. Securing your dentures with implants can also prevent jawbone shrinkage and facial collapse.

Partial Dentures

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth; however, not everyone is a candidate for them. During your free consultation, our treatment plan coordinator will discuss your tooth-replacement options. One of the most cost effective ways to restore several missing teeth is a partial denture. A partial denture is used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed.

What are the types of partial dentures, as well as their advantages and disadvantages?

Traditional Removable Partial Dentures

The framework of a traditional removable partial denture is made of either metal or gum-colored acrylic. Artificial gums and teeth are attached to the base, which has clasps that clip onto your teeth.

Advantages

  • Multiple teeth can be replaced with just one appliance.
  • They cost less than dental implants or fixed dental bridges.

Disadvantages

  • If the framework for your partial is made of metal, it may show when you smile.
  • It is not as stable as dental implants and bridges.
  • The hardware can be somewhat uncomfortable.
Photo of a traditional removable partial denture with a metal framework. DIscuss your partial denture options with Port St. Lucie dentist Dr. Aaron Schamback.

Precision Attachment Partial Denture

The precision attachment partial denture is plastic with a metal framework. Crowns or bridgework secures the denture using interlocking components.

Advantages

  • It fits and looks better than removable partial dentures.
  • The clasps won’t show when you smile.

Disadvantages

  • It is not as stable as a dental bridge or dental implants.
  • It costs more than a traditional removable partial denture.

Dental Flipper

A dental flipper is the least expensive partial denture, as it is meant to be a temporary tooth replacement. To create a flipper, we take an impression of your mouth to make an acrylic, gum-colored plate. Then, we attach the replacement tooth or teeth to the plate. At an additional cost, metal wires can be attached to the base. The wires attach to your teeth to make the flipper more secure.

Advantages

  • It costs less than other partial dentures.

Disadvantages

  • It is meant to be temporary, so if you wear it for an extended period, it’s unhealthy for your gums.
  • It can break easily, so you may need to remove it when you eat.

If you are considering a partial denture, you want it to be as natural looking and comfortable as possible. Our training and experience in cosmetic dentistry allows us to provide you with a removable prosthesis that fits well and matches your natural teeth.

Complimentary Consultation 

If you are interested in personalized, natural-looking partials or dentures, contact our office to schedule a FREE consultation. We will go over all your options and make sure to answer all of your questions. Request an appointment online, or call us today.