Galt Family Dentistry
3343 NE 33rd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Are you missing one or more teeth? Do you have a tooth that needs to be removed because of damage or decay? If you said yes to either of these questions, getting dentures in Fort Lauderdale might be the solution for you.
When you experience tooth loss, the look and function of your teeth change. This can make everyday tasks like chewing and speaking more difficult. A denture is a custom-made dental fixture containing artificial teeth. These artificial teeth are attached to either a removable frame or permanent denture implants. As a denture is custom made, the replacement teeth can be designed to match the shape, color and translucency of your natural teeth.
Dentures can not only help fix your smile, they can also help restore your facial structure and the function of your natural teeth. When properly cared for, permanent dentures can last for many years, making them a great investment in your overall dental health. Keep reading for more information about the procedure for getting dentures.
When it comes to finding affordable quality dentures, look no further than our dental office. We specialize in providing a full range of denture services to meet your needs. Options include a full denture, a partial denture and same day denture services. Whether you need an upper denture, lower denture or just a one tooth denture, our office has the solution for you. After a thorough exam, we can advise which type of permanent or removable denture is right for you. We offer both metal and porcelain denture materials to suit your personal preferences. Take a closer look at the options below:
A full or complete denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in your upper or lower jaw. In preparation for a full denture, all existing teeth will be extracted. You will then be given a temporary denture to wear until your gums have healed. Once your gums are ready, your new permanent denture can be placed. If you opt to get a removable full denture, the fixture will rest on top of your gums. On the other hand, a fixed full denture is one that is anchored in place by a dental implant.
A partial denture is a great way to replace one or more missing teeth while still maintaining the health of adjacent teeth. Using a bridge-like structure, a partial denture features clasps that can be slipped over supporting teeth on either side. Partial dentures should be removed each night for cleaning.
If you are looking for something more lightweight than a traditional partial denture, a flexible partial denture offers the same benefits without the metal clasps or rigid base. This type of denture is made from a lighter, more flexible material that bends with your mouth for added comfort. With flexible clasps and a gum-colored base, these dentures look more realistic than other options.
Unlike a traditional denture that rest on top of your gums, an implant supported denture is secured in place by dental implants. An implant-supported denture can be permanent or removable depending on your needs. If you need more than one implant, a bar-retained denture uses clips and a thin metal bar to connect up to five dental implants.
Similarly, a ball-retained denture uses a ball-shaped socket and attachments to connect dental implants. Each of these implant-supported denture appliances is removable for nightly cleaning.
If you are looking for something with less maintenance, a permanent denture can be permanently fixed to the implants. This device permanently attaches two, four or more dental implants and cannot be removed. The benefit of choosing this option is that the teeth do not have to be removed. They look and feel natural, making eating, singing and smiling the same as when you had a full set of natural teeth.
If you are looking for a stable denture that will not slip or slide then All-on-4® dentures might be exactly what you are looking for. Using Nobel Biocare dental implants, this appliance uses four implants, two of them angled, to give you the convenience of a fixed denture with added biting power.
Depending on the condition of your existing teeth and gums, there are several steps involved in getting a denture. In many cases, your dentist will start by taking impressions and recording measurements. This allows them to design a denture that fits perfectly inside your mouth and mimics your natural bite. Next, if required, rotten or diseased teeth are removed and you will be given a temporary denture to use until your permanent denture is ready. If you opt to get an implant-supported denture, the implants will then be placed.
Once your partial or full denture is ready, your dentist will work with you to make any necessary adjustments. After the procedure, you should find that the look and functionality of your natural teeth have been restored.
The overall cost of your denture will depend on several factors. Denture type, the amount of pre-op treatments required and the cost of materials for the denture are all important factors that are included in the cost. Our denture specialists can help you get affordable dentures that meet your needs. Call our offices today to get more information about getting dentures in Fort Lauderdale.
Rather than using hard acrylic lining material, a soft denture reline remains pliable for up to two years. This option can help increase comfort and reduce pain or soreness.
If you are ready to get a denture, we are here to help. We specialize in providing the highest quality, custom-made denture products you need to give you the smile of your dreams. Call our office today to learn more and schedule a consultation.