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Project Description

Dentures in Gainesville Florida – Restore Your Ability to Chew and Smile Following Tooth

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Missing one or more teeth affects your tooth function, the appearance of your smile, and your facial features. Dentures from your Gainesville dentist are a solution that restores your ability to eat, chew, and smile.

Denture options that exceed the norm

The art and science of denture treatment has changed. Our dental team provides solutions for tooth loss that includes full dentures, partial dentures, and implant supported dentures.

Traditional dentures and dental bridges are a cost effective choice. Each denture option is custom fitted to enhance your appearance and improve your overall health and lifestyle.

A secure denture solution
Implant supported dentures are removable and rely on the stability and security of dental implants for tooth replacement. Dental implants are strategically placed into your jawbone to secure your denture on the surface for a stable fit that will not loosen or slip.

A solution for full tooth replacement
Full dentures replace all of your teeth in the upper or lower portion of your mouth. Your full denture is removable and includes natural looking prosthetic teeth that fit via suction over your gums

Full dentures can be fitted for immediate wear following tooth removal and/or a period of healing for your gum tissue. Your full denture can be refitted following a few months of wear to assure a proper fit.

An option that uses the support of your remaining, healthy teeth
Partial dentures (a dental bridge) rely on the security of your healthy, surrounding teeth for tooth replacement. Your partial denture can be attached to your remaining teeth, dental implants, or dental crowns placed on top of your natural teeth.

The treatment restores your tooth function and appearance by creating a “bridge” between your remaining teeth and your prosthetic teeth. Your partial denture is removable for cleaning and can be replaced with a fixed or permanent bridge if you choose.

Assurance for your treatment and the care of your dentures

Your Gainesville dentist at Tioga Dental & Orthodontics assures the proper fit of your dentures with dental impressions, measurements, and a model for previewing your appearance. A local dental lab will custom-craft your permanent denture.

Caring for your denture includes proper fit, daily cleaning, and routine appointments to monitor fit, wear, and function. Denture care compares with that of your natural teeth.

Rinse and brush your dentures following meals using soap and water, slightly abrasive toothpaste, or denture pastes and creams.

Soak your dentures in a solution overnight to allow your gum tissue to “breathe.”

Other care tips:

  • Hold your dentures gently to avoid loosening a tooth.
  • Use cool or lukewarm water to clean your dentures and avoid dropping them onto hard surfaces.
  • Have your dentures professionally cleaned in our dental office on occasion to remove hardened substances.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

The options for replacing all or most of your teeth with dentures can include full dentures, partial dentures, and implant supported dentures. Each denture option will restore your ability eat, chew, speak, and smile more confidently.

Avoiding abrasive chemicals or pastes and vigorous brushing that can scratch or crack your dentures.

Dentures can remain in place by natural suction to your gums and jawbone or using a recommended denture adhesive. An implant supported denture is secured by the placement of more than one dental implant at specific locations in the area of treatment.

It’s important that dentures fit properly. Ongoing adjustments can be necessary.

Dentures should be cleaned daily. Follow-up appointments with our dental office will help assure that they’re fitting and wearing properly.

Dentures can be rinsed and brushed following meals. Use soap and water, a toothpaste that’s not too abrasive, or recommended denture creams and pastes.

Implant Supported Dentures

Overdenture Options – With any elective procedure, you have options to consider with your doctor.

1. Fixed dental implant-supported overdenture

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Dental Implant Placement

If all your upper or lower teeth are missing, a custom-made denture may be secured using dental implants. The number of implants will vary for each patient.

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Make Custom Overdenture

You will be fitted for a custom overdenture that attaches directly to the implants. The holes in the overdenture will be covered after attachment.

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Overdenture Attached

Your new teeth are firmly supported by the implants to stimulate the jaw and maintain bone.* Your dentist can remove the denture when needed for maintenance and cleaning.

2. Removable Dental Implant-Supported Overdenture

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Dental Implant Placement

If all your upper or lower teeth are missing, multiple dental implants may be used to support a denture that can be removed by the patient for cleaning.

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Custom Overdenture Created

You will be fitted for a custom-made bar that attaches to the dental implants to support a new overdenture. Your existing denture may be modified to be worn during this period.

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Attach Custom Overdenture

The new overdenture will have attachments which snap or clip it into place. Your new teeth are firmly supported by the implants to stimulate the jaw and maintain bone.* You will be able to remove the denture easily for cleaning.

3. Dental Implant-Stabilized Overdenture

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Dental Implant Placement

If all your lower teeth are missing, another option may be to stabilize your removable denture using a small number of implants. This can sometimes be a cost-effective solution.

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Overdenture Fitting

After healing, abutment posts are attached to the implants. Your current denture can sometimes be modified, or a new denture can be created.

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Over denture Attached

The modified denture is snapped into place, where it is retained by the dental implants and supported by the soft tissue. You simply snap the denture out each night for cleaning.

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Implant-supported dentures and traditional full/partial dentures are offered by our dental team at Tioga Dental & Orthodontic, whose practice focuses on work with denture patients. If you would like to learn more about dentures secured with dental implants or traditional dentures, contact Tioga Dental & Orthodontics.

Contact your Gainesville dentist about your tooth loss. Schedule an oral examination to discuss replacing your missing teeth with denture treatment including full or partial dentures or implant supported dentures.