Dentures – DeLand, FL
You Can Still Smile After Tooth Loss
Dr. Cowell and the rest of our team believe that everyone should be able to smile, no matter what their dental history is like. While many people (understandably) feel anxious about their oral health after tooth loss, we’ve used dentures to help countless patients move forward with a beautifully restored smile so they can eat, speak, and laugh with confidence. If you’ve experienced tooth loss and want to know how dentures in DeLand can help you, contact us to schedule a consultation. With years of experience and a gentle, compassionate touch, we’ll make the process comfortable from start to finish!
What Is the Process Like?
Dr. Cowell will start with a thorough evaluation to assess your needs and recommend the best treatment plan for you. After looking at your current dental health, goals, lifestyle, and other factors, he’ll take images and impressions of your existing teeth and jaws. Your dentures will then be custom-made to fit perfectly and look natural.
After any necessary extractions are done, you’ll have the option of using an immediate denture for the next several months while everything fully heals. This is a temporary solution before getting your permanent denture so you don’t have to be without teeth during this time.
Different Dentures For Different Needs
As a dentist in DeLand with years of experience and the latest techniques, we provide modern dentures that look and feel better than ever. And since each person is different, there are various types of dentures to suit everyone’s needs perfectly.
Traditional full dentures are made with a flesh-colored acrylic base that includes a complete set of prosthetic teeth. These appliances are held in place with a combination of natural suction and adhesive and should be removed and cleaned each day with special products designed for denture care. Although they’ll need to be periodically re-lined to continue fitting well, dentures can last 5-10 years before they need to be replaced.
A partial denture is a great way to replace anywhere from one to several teeth. It includes prosthetic teeth on either a plastic base or metal framework that fits around the existing teeth with clasps. Just like full dentures, a partial denture is removable and can be taken out and cleaned each time you brush your teeth.
Even if you only have a few natural teeth remaining on the upper or lower arch, this is one option that may work for you, especially if you want a low-cost or temporary alternative to a bridge or implant.
For this option, usually just 2-6 implants are needed per arch to anchor a denture into place. An implant-retained denture provides many benefits, including improved stability and chewing power as well as maintaining your bone mass and facial structure over time. It also minimizes or eliminates the need for adhesive and won’t be at risk for slipping out of place during a meal or conversation.
Want to know which choice is right for your smile? Give us a call so we can discuss the best option for you!