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 in looking and feeling more natural. With dentures from Great Smile Dental in Port St. Lucie, you can regain your smile—and your confidence!
“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 from Great Smile Dental.
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. Great Smile Dental will give you dentures that help you smile with confidence. We will listen to your concerns about wearing dentures and put you at ease. We want your smile to be both functional and beautiful. 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 and feel 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)
At Great Smile Dental, we can secure your dentures with as few as two dental implants. Stabilizing your dentures with dental 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.
Complimentary Consultation for Dentures
If you are interested in personalized, natural-looking dentures, contact our Port St. Lucie dental office to schedule a complimentary consultation. We will go over all your options and make sure to answer all your questions. Request an appointment online, or call us to schedule an appointment.
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 in dentition where there are still healthy natural teeth present.
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.
- Multiple teeth can be replaced with just one appliance.
- They cost less than dental implants or fixed dental bridges.
- 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.
Precision Attachment Partial Denture
The precision attachment partial denture is plastic with a metal framework. Crowns or bridgework secures the denture using interlocking components.
- It fits and looks better than removable partial dentures.
- The clasps won’t show when you smile.
- It is not as stable as a dental bridge or dental implants.
- It costs more than a traditional removable partial denture.
A dental flipper 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.
- It costs less than other partial dentures.
- 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 an appliance that fits well and matches your natural teeth.
Please feel free to request a complimentary consultation at our Port St. Lucie dental office. A member of the Great Smile Dental team will be more than happy to answer your questions and schedule an appointment.