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Are Dentures Right For You?

Are Dentures Right For You?


For patients who have experienced tooth loss, a well made and properly fitting denture can be life changing. When teeth are lost, a person often loses self esteem and may feel embarrassed to see people in public. Dr. Rios and his team take pride in helping each patient achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed of!

So, what exactly is a denture? A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth that has been around since long before George Washington ever wore his famous teeth. There are many different kinds of dentures including full dentures, partial dentures, fixed implant supported overdentures, and removable implant dentures. There are also many types of teeth offered by different manufacturers. Dr. Rios and his team will work closely with you to select the best option and most natural-looking teeth to achieve your desired results.

At Baymeadows Park Dental, we partner with only the best labs who use quality materials and excellent craftsmanship when creating your dentures. The process of creating dentures begins with a full evaluation where Dr. Rios will take impressions followed by a few appointments to try options and examine bite alignment with each one. Once everything is perfected, the dentures are processed for the final product. Depending on appointment coordination, this process can take anywhere between one week to a month.

After getting used to dentures, most patients are able to enjoy a wide variety of foods. While it might be difficult to eat things like corn on the cob, dentures will still allow you to eat as normal as possible. Additionally, dentures may make it easier for a patient to eat a proper diet. The bite force with dentures is less than 50% of natural teeth, so some foods may take longer to chew than others. An upgrade to an implant supported denture allows the bite force to feel more like natural teeth.

It’s important to take proper care of dentures to ensure they last long and stay clean. Dentures should be taken out every night before going to bed and brushed using water and a mild detergent or denture cleaning solution overnight. Your first dentures may need to be relined within the first year of use due to initial bone loss following extractions.

You’re one phone call away from the smile of your dreams. Call our office today to set up an appointment today!