Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is highly recommended, as sustained loss can lead to jawbone deterioration and a sagging facial appearance over time. Even life’s little pleasures like chatting with friends or eating a nice meal can become difficult. At Lakeside Daytona Dentist, Dr. Silva wants to help you regain a full and confident smile with a custom-made denture. We offer both traditional and implant-supported models, and your new prosthetic will be comfortable, stable, and affordable. Please contact us today here in Daytona Beach, FL to schedule a consultation.
Full dentures are designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They consist of a gum-colored base that is attached to a full row of artificial teeth, which are usually made out of porcelain or acrylic. Natural suction or a mild adhesive helps full dentures to stay in place. They can enable you to eat most types of foods, and they have the potential to last for several years before replacement becomes necessary. We offer both immediate dentures (which you can receive right after tooth extractions) and conventional dentures (which are designed after your mouth heals from extractions).
Partial dentures, sometimes simply called partials, can replicate certain teeth along the arch while leaving healthy ones safely in place. They are sort of like a puzzle piece that fits in exactly where it is needed. Small metal attachments help a partial denture to remain secure in the mouth.
Dr. Silva strongly recommends implant-supported dentures over the traditional, removable style because of their valuable health and aesthetic benefits. They also tend to last much longer than traditional dentures. Your new full or partial denture will anchor over the implants, eliminating any chances of embarrassing slippage or looseness. This modern prosthetic can either be fixed permanently in place just like your natural teeth or kept removable in nature.
An All-on-4 denture is a special type of implant-supported prosthetic that replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. It is anchored in the jawbone via four strategically placed implants, which are inserted where the jawbone is naturally strong and thick. All-on-4 dentures are sometimes called Teeth in a Day because patients receive a temporary denture on the same day as their implant placement surgery. This procedure is often ideal for patients who do not quality for traditional dental implants.
Your denture treatment process will depend on which type of denture you receive, so we cannot provide a lot of specifics about your procedure. However, we can give you a basic overview of some of the stages of treatment you might go through: