If you are missing multiple permanent teeth, you can lose your bite function, increase your risk of infection, and experience jaw recession. Receiving a professionally-made denture can prevent these problems and make daily life more comfortable. Dentures are dental restorations consisting of false teeth, either cemented with adhesive or secured with dental implants. At Sun Smile Dentistry, Dr. Ariosto Rosado provides dentures and partials to patients with multiple missing teeth in Port Charlotte, FL.
Types of Dentures
Dentures are partial or complete. A partial denture replaces rows of teeth in one or more areas of the smile. Alternatively, a complete denture restores a lower arch, upper arch, or all teeth. Dentures may also be removable or fixed. We can ensure dentures stay in place with dental implants, titanium posts, or anchors inserted into the jaw bone. As these posts heal, they fuse with the jaw bone to create a supportive structure for the denture.
Common types of dentures, whether partial or full, include:
- Conventional: A conventional denture is a full, removable restoration. We can place a conventional denture after we remove the remaining decayed and damaged teeth.
- Immediate: An immediate denture is removable and placed the same day as removing the remaining teeth. Immediate dentures require precise preparation so patients do not need to be without teeth as the mouth heals.
- Overdentures: An overdenture fits over natural teeth if they are healthy enough to stay in the mouth. Overdentures may be placed over prepared teeth.
Treatment with Traditional and Implant-Secured Dentures
Before we place dentures, we ensure you are in good oral health. We may provide treatments, including tooth extractions, periodontal therapy, or root canal treatment, to ensure you have no outstanding dental problems. As with other restorations, we will take digital impressions of your smile to create your dentures. Once the dentures are complete, we will make sure that they fit properly and feel comfortable.
Dental implants ensure that dentures last longer and act like natural teeth. If you are receiving implants to secure your dentures, we will place the implants before the dentures. We may recommend bone grafting if you have lost bone tissue. Bone grafting will ensure that you have sufficient bone to stabilize your implants. After we place the implants, it can take three to six months for the titanium posts to integrate with the jaw bone. Once the implants heal, we will attach the custom denture.
Restore Multiple Missing Teeth
Call Sun Smile Dentistry today at 941-271-0721. You can schedule a denture consultation with Dr. Rosado online. If you are unsure which type of denture is right for you, we can help.