The oldest and most reliable method of replacing multiple teeth are dentures. For centuries, some form of dentures have been used to restore missing teeth. The modern options in dentures look and function more naturally than ever before. If you have missing teeth or need an affordable full mouth restoration, Optum Dental Arts offers both partial and complete dentures at our dental center in Tampa, Florida.
Complete dentures have an upper and lower set of teeth that are designed to be supported by your gum tissue. Patients are fitted for permanent complete dentures once their gums are healed after any extractions. The gum tissue tends to shrink in the months after the final teeth are removed. There are immediate dentures that can be fitted right after extractions, but they may need to be adjusted when the gums heal.
The upper denture consists of a plate that covers the roof of the mouth and a full set of upper teeth. The lower set of a complete denture is horseshoe-shaped to leave room for the tongue. Most dentures are made from plastic or acrylic resin, which is affordable, lightweight and durable. Conventional dentures need to be removed every night to be cleaned and to let the gums rest.
If you have one or more missing teeth, partial dentures are the most affordable option to replace the gaps in your smile. A partial denture uses a metal framework to clip or attach to your existing teeth and hold the partial denture in place. Partial dentures can be a great option for people who are not good candidates for dental implants, or want a temporary option to replace missing teeth until they can receive a dental bridge or implant.
If you have missing teeth, it can impact your appearance, confidence and health. Dentures are an affordable option to replace a few or all of your teeth. At Optum Dental Arts, we offer full dentures and partials, as well as dental implant-denture combinations like All-on-4 implant dentures. To explore your options for replacing missing teeth, contact our dental center in Tampa. We can schedule a denture consultation with Dr. Davies to discuss the best smile restoration option for you.