Losing one tooth creates enough challenges in everyday life, but missing several or even all of your teeth can make simple tasks like eating, talking, or even smiling embarrassing or downright impossible. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer through these inconveniences forever. Our dentists here at Carlson Dental Group can rebuild your smile with dentures in Jacksonville, FL. These high-quality, seamless replacement teeth are custom-made to resemble the teeth you used to have. Give us a call today to learn more about how whether you’re missing a handful or a mouthful of teeth, our dentures can help!
To ensure your new pearly whites look as natural as the ones you were born with, we take specialized impressions of your mouth using digital methods. This technology allows us to skip the messy, foul-tasting putty that used to be used for impressions! Now, all we have to do is scan your mouth, and a highly accurate model of your denture will be ready within minutes.
If you’re looking for a fast, affordable way to replace your missing teeth, you may be a candidate for dentures. The process of getting dentures is relatively quick. It also does not require oral surgery like dental implants do. However, there is always the option of supporting your denture with implants in the future if you would like a sturdier solution.
Generally, most people who have lost multiple or all of their teeth are eligible for dentures. Once we examine your smile at a consultation, we can develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your unique smile needs.
Depending on the extent of your tooth loss, as well as your specific oral health needs and desires, we may recommend one of the following three types of dentures.
As their name suggests, full dentures are designed to bring back an entire arch of missing teeth at once. A full row of replacement teeth sits on top of a pink acrylic base that rests on the gums. Natural suction (and possibly a bit of denture adhesive) keeps it in place, and it can be removed for easy cleaning.
You may qualify for a partial denture if you’re only missing some teeth but would like to preserve the rest. Like full dentures, partials consist of artificial teeth on a gum-colored base. However, they are secured behind your remaining teeth with metal clasps instead of simply sitting on the gums. They are also designed to be removable.
If you’re looking for a more reliable and permanent tooth replacement, we often suggest implant dentures. A full or partial denture can be anchored onto a small number of titanium posts that have been surgically placed in the jawbone. Implant dentures can be either fixed or removable, and they last significantly longer than traditional dentures because they stimulate the jawbone like natural tooth roots do.
You’ll soon learn that there are many benefits of replacing your missing teeth with dentures, including: