Dentures Port St Lucie
At Veranda Family Dentistry, we offer dentures to our patients in Port St Lucie Florida to replace damaged or missing natural teeth and restore your confidence and regain a beautiful smile.
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Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth, but they require some special care. If you are in need of dentures, it is important that you know what to expect. Let’s discuss the basics of dentures so that you can be prepared for your appointment. We will also cover some common questions that our clients have about dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are false teeth that are used to replace missing real teeth. They are usually made of porcelain or acrylic and are held in place by a denture adhesive. Dentures can be partial or full. Partial dentures only replace some of the natural teeth, while full dentures replace all of the remaining teeth.
How Are Dentures Made?
Dentures are made by taking impressions of your natural teeth and gums. These impressions are then used to create a model of your denture. The denture is then made from this model. It will usually take 4-5 appointments to have your partial or complete denture made and depending on whether you need dental implants or not.
What Are Dentures Made Of?
Dentures are artificial teeth that are made of either acrylic or metal and acrylic. Dentures can be full or partial, depending on how many other teeth you are missing. If you have all of your natural teeth, you will not need dentures.
How Do I Take Care Of Dentures?
Caring for dentures is important to keep them clean and in good condition. Dentures must be removed for cleaning and should be stored in a safe place when not in use. You should never try to clean dentures with hot water, as this can damage them. Denture cleaner is available at most pharmacies and drug stores.
You will need to see your dentist for regular checkups and adjustments, even if you have dentures. It is important to keep your gums and dentures healthy.
What are some of the benefits of dentures?
- Dentures can restore your smile.
- Dentures can help you to speak and eat more easily.
- Dentures can also improve your overall appearance.
What are some of the drawbacks of dentures?
- Dentures may feel uncomfortable at first. As they are a replacement for your natural teeth, it may take you some time to get used to them.
- You will need to take extra care when cleaning dentures and ensure you use a denture cleaner.
- You may need to see your dentist for regular adjustments.
Why Should I Choose To Get Dentures?
Dentures allow you to replace missing teeth. There are other options for doing this such as dental implant options and fixed bridges, but some patients will prefer traditional partials and dentures for their lower cost and surgical needs.
How long does it take to get used to wearing dentures?
It may take a few weeks or even months to get used to wearing dentures. It is important to be patient and follow your dentist's instructions.
Are there any special instructions for denture wearers?
If you wear dentures, you should avoid chewing gum and eating hard candy. You should also avoid using toothpaste that contains abrasives. It is misleading to think because these are artificial teeth that they are indestructible, and these items can damage dentures.
What Are Complete Dentures?
A whole denture, or complete denture, is a full replacement for all of your teeth that takes up the entire mouth, the upper or lower jaw, rather than just a portion. Where removable partial dentures only replace a few natural teeth, complete dentures replace every tooth. It's a removable device that may be used to replace missing teeth and is worn by individuals who have lost all of theirs. Acrylic is frequently used to create complete dentures (false teeth) because it's a lightweight, strong material.
Will My Dentures Look Fake?
No. The denture's base is made to look like gums, and the false teeth are made to look as realistic as possible. The dentures will be matched to the color of your natural teeth and will be shaped to fit comfortably in your mouth.
How Often Will Dentures Need to Be Replaced?
Dentures should be replaced every five to seven years, although this may vary depending on how well they fit and how often they are worn.
What Is the Process for Getting Dentures?
The denture process will vary depending on the type of denture you need and your unique mouth situation. In general, getting dentures involves the following steps:
Initial consultation: During your initial consultation, we will assess your dental needs and develop a treatment plan.
Impressions: Impressions of your teeth and gums will be taken in order to create a model of your mouth.
Jaw Relations: The doctor will determine the relationship between your jaws, the proper vertical space necessary to allow you to smile, speak, and eat most naturally, and select a shade for your teeth.
Try-in: A "try-in" appointment allows you to see and approve the fit and appearance of your dentures before they are finalized.
Final denture delivery: Your dentures will be ready for delivery after any necessary adjustments have been made.
Follow-up: Once you've received your dentures, we will schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that they are fitting well and that you're adjusting to wearing them.
Alternative Denture Options
If you have periodontal disease of your gums and bone, and we are able to diagnose and treat it early, tooth loss may be avoided.
Fillers for missing teeth, such as bridges and partial dentures, can be used to fill in gaps and spaces.
Overdentures are dentures that have been custom-made to fit a patient’s remaining natural teeth, or in some cases are supported by dental implants
Dental implants for replacing missing teeth can be used as a replacement for the damage caused by a lack of tooth structure.
When the health of the teeth and gums affects the success of a dental procedure, delaying treatment is not advised.
There Are Also Partial Denture Alternatives
Another option for replacing missing teeth and filling in gaps is partial dentures.
Our dentists may recommend the following alternatives if partial dentures are not appropriate for your situation:
Dental bridges are used to replace teeth that have been lost or damaged and keep adjacent teeth from shifting.
When placing a bridge or a partial denture, a dental implant is used to offer support and stability.
Instead of restoring multiple teeth, we may recommend dentures.
Modern Dentures Customized to Your Specific Requirements
Your smile is one-of-a-kind. When you come to our practice in Port St Lucie, Florida, our dentists will work with you to create the best treatment plan possible.
If you have any questions about dentures, please feel free to contact our office. We would be happy to help you through the process and answer any of your questions. Thank you for choosing Veranda Family Dentistry for your oral health!