Dentures & Partial Dentures in Jacksonville, FL
Losing multiple teeth changes your appearance as well as your ability to eat and speak. Your teeth support your mouth, cheeks and jaw. If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, your jaw line changes shape, your lips flatten, your chin protrudes, and you may have more wrinkles.
One way to replace missing teeth in Jacksonville is through dentures: custom-made dental appliances consisting of artificial teeth attached to a removable frame or a permanent implant. Whether you need a partial denture consisting of a few teeth or a complete denture that replaces all of your teeth in the upper or lower jaw, Advanced Dental Care of Florida can help. These tooth replacement options can last for many years with proper care.
Call our denture dentist at Advanced Dental Care of Florida today to schedule a consultation to find out which type of denture is best for you. Our phone number is (904) 638-7181.
Complete Denture / Full Denture
A complete denture, which is also called a full denture, is a full row of artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored base that rests on your real gums. A traditional denture is removable; you take it out each night to clean it and set it back in your mouth in the morning. If you have healthy teeth adjacent to one or more missing teeth, a partial denture can complete your smile.
Dr. Eber has been creating dentures for more than 40 years. Once any remaining teeth have been removed, you’ll be given a temporary denture. You’ll be fitted for the new denture once the gums have healed. The suctioning effect of the dentures’ close fit against the gums helps hold the dentures in place, restoring your normal facial proportions and helping you maintain a younger appearance. Many people also use denture adhesive to help keep their traditional denture in place.
What is a Fixed Denture?
A fixed denture, also called a permanent denture or an implant-supported denture, doesn’t rely on suction or denture adhesive to stay in place. Rather, it uses dental implants placed in your jaw to secure the denture.
There are two types of implant-supported dentures. One type is still removable; this is often referred to as an overdenture. The other type is permanently attached. This implant-supported denture stays in your mouth 24 hours a day and you care for the artificial teeth just like you do regular teeth.
The best part of having a fixed denture is that the denture stays in place. Removable dentures can slip and slide, and it requires a little time to get used to using your mouth muscles to keep removable dentures in place. Implants stabilize the denture, providing excellent support while speaking, singing, or chewing your favorite foods.
At our office, we do not place the dental implants. We do place the denture that goes on top, though. Call our office today to find out if an implant-supported denture is the best solution for you.
Flexible Partial Dentures
A partial denture is ideal when you’re only missing a few teeth. Unlike a bridge, which is permanently attached to the supporting teeth, a partial denture is removable. It uses clasps to attach the replacement tooth or teeth to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap.
Partial dentures and complete dentures have come a long way. The fake teeth look natural, matching the shape and shade of your other teeth. Many of our denture patients in Mandarin can’t believe the immediate different a denture makes.
Softline Dentures in Mandarin
Softline dentures help our patients in Mandarin enjoy a new level of comfort. They use a soft, lightweight, flexible silicone material that bends with your mouth for a more comfortable fit. If you’ve experienced denture pain or sore spots from the traditional hard, acrylic-based material used to make dentures, this pliable version might be a good option.
The process of being fitted for SoftLine dentures is also quite simple as it involves no heat, odor, or unpleasant taste. Flexible partial dentures also resemble natural teeth and gums, and they can remain pliable for up to two years.
Call Today to Schedule a Denture Consultation
If you’re curious about dentures but not sure what type might work best for you, we’re here to help. Call our office at (904) 638-7181 to schedule an appointment. We’ll assess your individual dental needs, let you know what you can expect from each option, and offer our skilled recommendation. We’ll also review your dental insurance and give you an idea of how much this treatment will cost. If money is a concern, we also offer a financing option. Given the longevity of dentures and the benefits they provide for your facial structure, as well as your appearance, they’re a worthwhile investment in your long-term dental health.