Full and Partial Dentures in Ocala, FL
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable sets of false teeth designed to take the place of the teeth you’ve lost. Tooth loss is a serious health issue, forcing you to change your eating habits, weakening your jawbone and changing your appearance. Dentures help prevent those health risks and restore your smile and confidence. Call our office today to talk with a dentist about your options for restoring your oral health with dentures.
What Type of Denture Is Best?
The type of denture you choose will be guided by your personal, dental and lifestyle needs. Affordable quality dentures come in many forms, though, so you have plenty of options.
If you’ve lost most of or all of your teeth on your lower or upper jaw, a full denture may be your best option. This type of denture replaces all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw and gives you full coverage so you can eat and smile again.
If you’ve lost just a few teeth, you may prefer a partial denture. Partials replace only the teeth you’re missing, hooking onto adjacent teeth for a secure fit. There are several partial options, including conventional metal dentures that are fairly rigid with small metal clasps. Flexible partial dentures have a pliable base and flesh-colored clasps, providing a more comfortable and invisible fit.
Are All-on-Four Dentures A Good Option?
Yes, an All-on-Four denture is a popular choice for those who need full dentures. An All-on-Four denture differs from a conventional full denture in that it attaches to four dental posts surgically implanted into your gum and jaw. Many denture wearers find that the All-on-Four option provides more security and comfort than a conventional full denture. Just as with other types, this style is removable for cleaning and nighttime storage. It’s also an affordable alternative to replacing each missing tooth with an individual implant. If you’re interested in the benefits of an implant-supported denture, give our office a call to schedule a consultation.
What Do Dentures Cost?
Denture prices vary depending on the type of device chosen and the material you select. There are many affordable quality dentures available to you, and they’re a good choice for restoring your confidence, smile and oral health. We’re always happy to talk with you about the cost of dentures in Ocala.
What’s Involved in Getting Dentures Made?
The type and style of denture chosen and your current oral health determine the denture process. Your gums, teeth and jaw need to be healthy enough to support a denture, so you may have to undergo some preparatory treatments first. Next, your dentist will make an impression of your mouth and take measurements to guide the creation of wax samples for your denture. You’ll try several wax samples until you and your dentist find just the right fit. This final sample is used to create your actual denture.
How Does A Soft Denture Reline Help?
Your mouth will change over time, sometimes causing discomfort with your existing denture. Instead of having an entirely new denture made, you can often have our office perform a soft reline of your denture. This involves injecting a liquid polymer into your denture to provide more cushion and comfort to your current denture. It can be done in your dentist’s office, so it’s a convenient option.
If you have missing or failing teeth, dentures are an excellent choice for restoring your health and confidence. If you think dentures may be right for you, schedule a visit to our office. We’re always happy to discuss your options.