If you are missing multiple teeth, you are well-familiar with the inconvenience and embarrassment of an incomplete smile. Thankfully, modern dentistry offers a number of ways to fill in those gaps and give you back a confident, healthy grin. Dentures in Cocoa Beach may be the ideal treatment for you.
Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth. They consist of a gum-colored base and artificial teeth that are made out of porcelain or acrylic. Natural suction or a denture adhesive helps them to stay in place throughout eating and speaking. When they fit well, full dentures can be quite comfortable and restore your ability to enjoy many of your favorite foods. You can expect your prosthesis to last for five to eight years before you need to replace it.
Rather than using natural suction or an adhesive to stay in the mouth, implant-retained dentures are anchored in place via small titanium cylinders that are surgically placed below the jaw line. This offers superior comfort and a bite force that is comparable with that of natural teeth. Implant-retained dentures may last for decades before they require replacement. Although they tend to cost more than other treatment options, many patients agree that they are well worth the price.
As their name implies, partial dentures do not replace an entire arch of teeth. Rather, they serve to replace multiple teeth at various places throughout an arch. You can think of a partial denture as a puzzle piece; it might have an odd shape, but it fits in exactly where it is needed. This type of prosthesis may need special clips or attachments to hold it in place.
Some of the most outstanding benefits of dentures include:
When you first receive your denture, it may feel quite foreign in your mouth. As a result, you might produce more saliva than usual, and it could be difficult for you to enunciate certain sounds. Eating may also pose a challenge. With practice, however, you should get the hang of life with dentures within a few weeks. Here are a few tips to help you out:
To care for your dentures, you should:
The cost of your dentures will depend on the type of denture you receive, the material the dentures are made out of, and whether your insurance will cover your treatment. When you visit our office, we can give you an estimate of how much your restored smile will cost and help you explore your treatment options.