Cosmetic Dentures Clearwater
When you have several teeth missing from different areas of your upper or lower jaw, a partial denture can restore your biting and chewing abilities as well as bring back a beautiful smile and retain the shape of your mouth. Partial dentures can be either fixed or removable, and can be designed to use adjoining teeth as support or be secured by dental implants – which are titanium screws that are permanently placed in your jawbone. A full denture is needed if all of your teeth have been extracted; and the prosthesis that replaces your teeth can be conventional removable dentures or implant-supported dentures.
Removable Partial Dentures
If several teeth are missing in either your upper or lower jaw, a removable partial denture – that is supported either by adjoining teeth or by an implant – can be used to replace the missing teeth. Thus gives you the ability to chew more naturally, keep your remaining teeth from moving into the space left by the missing teeth, ensure proper jaw alignment, and support the structure of your face. A removable partial denture is held in place either by clasps that hook on to adjoining teeth or by securing to the abutment of a titanium screw that is implanted in your jawbone. Partial dentures are easily removed for brushing and cleaning.
When all of your permanent teeth need to be extracted from either your upper or lower jaw because of decay, periodontal disease or trauma, complete dentures are created in a dental lab to replace your missing teeth. Over time, dentures can loosen because of the loss of gum tissue and jawbone that deteriorate when they no longer have tooth roots to keep them stimulated. This can result in the use of dental products to keep them adhered to your gums. The other option is to have your dentures secured with implants that are placed in your jawbone and, through a process called osseointegration, take the place of a tooth root. In either case, your dentures are easily removable for cleaning.
Don’t worry about losing your dentures – have a back-up set on hand. We copy the denture you have, so there are no adjustments needed; it fits just like your existing denture. Hurry and get a duplicate of your existing denture now so we can make a copy of it before it is lost! Duplicate Dentures (also called No-Embarrassment Dentures or Assurance Dentures) are much less expensive than starting over.
Dentures can be lost: from dogs chewing them, at a restaurant, after surgery, while traveling, etc. We will make you an EXACT duplicate, ready to wear. They will feel and fit just like your current dentures. And of course you can have the teeth a lighter shade, if you wish something more cosmetically appealing.
Don’t wait until it is too late.