Tooth loss can feel scary for anyone. Many people feel uncertain about their future and wonder how they’ll eat their normal diet or socialize with friends without embarrassment. At Shore Dental, Dr. Stein and Dr. Smith can use a variety of different dentures to replace your teeth so your smile looks and feels great. Regardless of your situation, there’s a solution that will work perfectly for your needs. If you’ve experienced tooth loss, give us a call so we can create a treatment plan tailored just for you!
How Do Traditional Full Dentures Work?
Traditional full dentures are made with a flesh-colored acrylic base that includes a full set of teeth for the upper or lower arch. These dentures are removable and can be cleaned each day with special products designed specifically for denture care. And, with modern techniques and our team’s expertise, full dentures look and feel better than ever.
One of our experienced dentists will start by taking impressions of your existing teeth and jaws. After any necessary extractions have been done, you’ll have the option of using an immediate denture for the next several months while you fully heal. This is a temporary solution before getting your permanent denture so you don’t have to be without teeth during this time.
How Do Partial Dentures Work?
Partial dentures are perfect to replace anywhere from one to several teeth. These appliances are made with a metal base that attaches to your existing teeth. Just like traditional full dentures, a partial denture is removable and can be taken out and cleaned each time you brush your teeth.
Partial dentures are a wonderful option for people who want an alternative to a bridge or implant. They’re also a low-cost solution for anyone who has lost just a few teeth and wants a more immediate solution.
How Are Implant-Retained Dentures Different?
With implant-retained dentures, we can give our patients the best of both worlds: all the benefits of a full denture along with the stability of dental implants. This option can usually be done with just 2-4 small implants per arch and provides many benefits, including:
When a denture is securely anchored with implants, the need for dental adhesive can be greatly reduced or eliminated entirely.
You’ll also have much more chewing power and stability so you won’t have to worry about your denture “slipping” during a meal or conversation.
Your dentures won’t become loose and need frequent adjustments from a dentist in North Port, so your maintenance costs will be lower.
For some people, their upper denture is already secure on its own, in which case only the lower arch would need implants.
Want to know which option is best for restoring your smile? Schedule a consultation so we can evaluate your needs and recommend the treatment plan that’s right for you!