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When you’re missing one or several teeth, it can have an impact on your appearance and jaw function. With dentures in Gainesville, you can improve your oral health while restoring your smile’s natural beauty. This affordable treatment option is provided by our skilled dentists.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are custom-fitted dental appliances that replace missing teeth. The appliance is created using a row of pontic teeth, which are attached to a removable frame or dental implants. Replacing teeth with a denture can help preserve your jaw health while increasing your confidence. With proper care, a denture can last for several years.
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
Our practice offers multiple types of affordable quality dentures. When you visit our office for your consultation, our dentist will determine which option is right for you.
Also referred to as a full denture, a complete denture is recommended for those who are missing most of their teeth. Complete dentures replace a full arch and can be removable or fixed using implants. To receive a complete denture, any remaining teeth must be extracted from the affected area.
Patients who have several healthy teeth remaining may be good candidates for a partial denture. Similar to a bridge, a partial relies on the surrounding teeth for support. However, partials use a clasp system to slip over the supporting teeth instead of dental crowns. You’ll remove the partial each night for cleaning.
Constructed with pliable, comfortable materials, flexible partials allow you to replace a small section of teeth discreetly. Instead of using the rigid materials found in traditional partials, flexible partials are designed to seamlessly mold with your mouth.
While a traditional denture uses bonding gel to remain secured to the gums, an implant-supported denture relies on dental implants. Implant-supported dentures can be bar-retained or ball-retained, and they also can be removable or fixed.
What Should I Expect When Getting Dentures?
Receiving dentures usually involves several steps. During an initial consultation, the dentist will measure your jaw and take impressions of your teeth. A tooth extraction procedure may be scheduled if you have teeth remaining in the affected area. If you are receiving an implant-supported denture, dental implant surgery will be required before the new device is placed. Once your new appliance arrives at our office, your dentist will evaluate your smile and bite while ensuring the device fits comfortably. Call us now if you have additional questions about the dentures procedure.
How Much Does a Denture Cost?
The cost of dentures in Gainesville depends on several factors, including the materials used to create the appliance and your insurance. Required follow-up visits also will factor into the total dentures cost. Please give us a call to learn more about our pricing and payment options.
What Is a Soft Reline for Dentures?
Have you been experiencing discomfort while wearing dentures? If so, a soft denture reline can help make your appliance more comfortable. During a reline, the dentist applies a soft material to the underside of the appliance, allowing to sit on the gum line more comfortably. Relines can reduce instances of sore spots and denture pain.
Schedule Your Denture Consultation Today
Are you ready to restore your smile’s radiance? If so, please call us today to find out more about our affordable quality dentures. Our dentists will help you find a solution that works for your smile and budget.