Check Out Our Teeth Replacement Options
If you’ve lost your teeth or will be losing your teeth, you now have more options for replacing them. At Clearwater Dental Associates in Clearwater, FL we offer the options of traditional dentures and Teeth in a Day.
Schedule an appointment with us at 727-363-6628 and we can talk about the best plan for you. In the meantime, here’s some information you can consider.
Traditional dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth. Dentures can replace natural teeth that have been lost to gum disease, tooth decay, or injury.
When you lose all of your teeth, your facial muscles can sag, which makes you look older. Dentures can keep your cheeks from sinking in and fill out the appearance of your face and profile.
Dentures can be made so that they look just like your natural teeth (only better). Dentures can also restore your ability to eat and allow you to speak better than you would without teeth. Our dentures are made from high-quality acrylics that look lifelike and natural. We also make some of the tightest fitting dentures available so they are very functional.
Types of dentures
There are three types of traditional dentures:
- Full. This is a fully removable denture that’s placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and the tissues in your mouth have healed,. This could take several months..
- Partial. A removable partial denture (or bridge) is used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-colored plastic base. This is sometimes connected by a metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth.
Dentures are a popular teeth replacement option but they aren’t necessarily the best. Some people find that dentures don’t restore function to their teeth like they want them to. Even secure dentures can slip occasionally.
That’s why we offer another solution to missing teeth: precision attached dentures and implant attached dentures.
Precision Attached Dentures
Precision attached dentures are a good option if you would like a partial denture that stays in place but is also removable. There’s no need for the messy creams and cements associated with traditional dentures because these use specially designed brackets and precision dentures that clip into your mouth.
Precision attached dentures use a two-piece clip. One end of the clip is on a partial denture and the other is attached to two permanent crowns. The crown has a slot in it that fits into a tab or bar on the denture, which lets you slide it in easily. The precision attachment keeps your dentures from sliding and keeps you from having some of the discomfort than can come from traditional dentures like gum irritation and pain.
Precision attached dentures are secure, comfortable, and functional.
Implant Attached Dentures
You can think of implant attached dentures as permanent dentures. You don’t have to take them out and soak them every night. You also don’t have to go to the dentist for frequent adjustments. At Clearwater Dental Associates, we offer the option of All-on-Four® dentures.
The All-on-Four procedure involves placing four dental implants into your jaw. The implants are made of titanium and they act as replacement roots. The implant dentures are threaded for the screws that are used to permanently attach your dentures.
With implant attached dentures, you can live your life normally again. You’ll brush your teeth as you would your natural teeth. You’ll be able to eat and speak as usual. Plus, you’ll have a dazzling smile!
If you’re missing all or many of your teeth, these are some great options for replacing them. Not only will they restore functionality to your teeth but they will improve your appearance. Nothing makes you look older than sagging jawbones and sunken cheeks.
If you’re interested in finding out more about teeth replacement options, make an appointment with Clearwater Dental Associates by calling 727-373-6628. You can also use our convenient online form to contact us.
Don’t hesitate to call for a consultation. We will take the time to talk to you about what you want in a new smile and introduce you to all the options.