Dentures and partial dentures are removable artificial teeth that offer a natural-looking replacement for a row, or rows of missing teeth. Dentures are a commonly offered dental solution offered at the Dentist of Miami and Orthodontics.
Whether it is aging, tooth decay, or an accident, some people find themselves missing multiple teeth or an entire row of teeth. Dentures can provide natural-looking artificial teeth to replace the natural ones that are no longer functional or present in the mouth. People who suffer from missing teeth and have trouble eating and speaking normally may find that dentures are an ideal solution.
With dentures or partial dentures, we can provide a customized set of replacement teeth for each individual patient's needs. With customized dentures, the patient will be able to eat and speak much easier than before they had them. We can also provide continued maintenance to the dentures to help keep them functioning properly.
What are the types of dentures?
There are three main types of dentures: temporary, partial dentures, and complete dentures.
We can provide patients with temporary dentures while they are undergoing a cosmetic dentistry procedure to replace a missing tooth. Temporaries ensure that patients throughout the Miami area have a natural-looking smile while waiting for dental implants or a dental bridge to be completed. This is an excellent solution for when a tooth is knocked out during a sports game or in an accident. The temporary denture is secured in place with a metal wire that works like a retainer and can be taken in and out whenever you like. If you are looking for an immediate solution for replacing a missing tooth call (305) 290-4999. Keep in mind that a temporary denture is only meant to be worn for a few months and will need to be replaced.
If only a few of your teeth are missing, partial dentures are a good solution for replacing them. Unlike a full set of dentures, these are held in place by a plastic base that is the same color as your gums. A metal framework is typically created in order to secure the base and prevent it from falling out. As long as you have natural teeth in place, you cannot wear a full set, so a partial set of dentures is necessary. We treat patients throughout the Miami area that want to know if a partial set is better than a cosmetic procedure. They function differently because dentures are removable and cosmetic dentistry solutions are typically permanent. If you live in the Miami FL area, call for your consultation and we can provide you with a list of options to consider.
When all of your teeth are missing, complete dentures can replace them. This is the type of dentures that you typically see in cartoons and movies. Technology has improved in recent years, making them more comfortable and natural-looking than ever. We can determine if this is the best way to replace your teeth or if an alternative solution will help you to achieve your goals. If you proceed with getting a complete set of dentures, your gums will be healed and ready in eight to 12 weeks after your teeth have been removed. Following teeth removal, the bones and gums will start to shrink. By waiting for up to 12 weeks, you can be sure that your set of complete dentures will fit securely. Many patients throughout Florida prefer not to wait and get immediate dentures. This solution does not require a waiting period, but there will be adjustments later on after the gums and bone have settled into their permanent size.
If you are interested in a customizable natural-looking tooth replacement option, then call us to learn more about dentures and partial dentures today.