Partial Dentures in Lakewood Ranch, FL
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Partial dentures are made from a combination of metal and acrylic – which gives them the strength to handle your needs for chewing and speaking, while also looking natural. They are a less-invasive option that also tends to be less expensive than other options for replacing missing teeth. They do require a bit of maintenance but are easy to get used to and do an excellent job of restoring beauty and functionality to that part of the mouth.
Creating Your Partial Dentures
- First, a series of impressions are taken so that your partials have a customized fit.
- Using the impressions, a plastic model of the partial denture is created. This model is used to evaluate changes in color, shape, and fit that may need to be corrected before creating the final partial.
- Based on the evaluations, your final partial is crafted and fitted appropriately. Adjustments may be necessary over time.
What do Partial Dentures Provide?
- The preservation of the natural placement of your existing teeth
- A comfortable, customized fit offering a natural appearance
- An innovative design that equally distributes chewing forces so that your remaining teeth aren’t strained
- Improved speaking and eating capabilities
If you feel self-conscious about your missing teeth and think you could benefit from partial dentures, call Smiles at Lakewood Ranch at 941-216-3803 today to discuss your options or make an appointment.
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Ball Attachment Dentures
Providing comfort and stability, the simplest option for implant-retained dentures is the ball attachment denture. Generally used when all of the lower teeth are missing, this system works by placing two dental implants in the lower jaw that allows the patient to snap the denture into place. The stability and functionality of the ball attachment denture give patients approximately 60% of what they had with their natural teeth, as opposed to 10% of the functionality of loose dentures.
Over time, as you wear your dentures, you lose the bony structure that supports your soft tissues. Because your soft tissues make contact with your dentures, this too will start to recede with the bone. As a result, you're in a constant state of adjustment, discomfort, and difficulty with everyday functions like speaking, chewing and smiling. The solution is denture stabilization.
Implant Retained Dentures
When you have lost your natural teeth, a variety of complications can arise that impact your physical and emotional health. You may find it difficult to speak clearly or chew your favorite foods. You may be embarrassed and try to hide your smile from others. You may also experience shifting among your remaining teeth, causing additional discomfort in your mouth and jaw.
Implant retained dentures offer a solution that provides comfort and relief. They can replace both upper and lower teeth, giving you a secure, natural-looking option that is not only more comfortable but also more convenient than traditional dentures.
Implant-Supported Partial Dentures
If you’re missing only a few natural teeth, an implant-supported partial denture provides retention that is superior to that of traditional dentures, allowing you to bite, chew and talk properly – without the visible clasps. The partial denture can be fixed or removable. Both are good options, and the best option for you may depend on your personal needs and what your dentist recommends. For both types, the partial denture is held in place by titanium implants, which are secured into the jawbone for a sturdy hold.
A partial denture is a removable, yet natural-looking dental appliance that helps restore the form and function of your jaw by replacing one or more missing teeth. When you are missing one or more teeth, the bite pressures shift in your mouth. Other teeth may begin to move to compensate for the “gap” in your bite, and you may experience shrinking of both the soft tissues and the supporting bone near your missing teeth. This can alter your physical appearance and lead to subsequent problems with your other teeth. A partial denture keeps the underlying structures of your mouth – your gums, jawbone, facial muscles, etc. – active and engaged. It helps prevent further shifting of the other teeth in your mouth while giving you the confidence of having a beautiful, complete smile.
Screw Retained Dentures
When you have lost your natural teeth, a variety of complications can arise that impact your physical and emotional health – beyond just your smile. Dentures are an important part of restoring your smile’s appearance, but they can pose challenges for some. Implant retained dentures offer you a secure, natural-looking option that is not only more comfortable but also more convenient than traditional dentures.
A Beautiful Smile Restored!
In this Smiles at Lakewood Ranch case study, our patient Rosetta explains how she had an accident and broke her front tooth. Another dentist told her some bad news and, wow, is she glad she came to the experts at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch instead!
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