Dentures – Melbourne, FL

A Traditional Solution to Your Tooth Loss

As you may already know, losing some of your teeth will quickly affect your day-to-day life. This issue tends to make even the simplest tasks - chewing, speaking, even smiling - much more complex. That said, you can always take up the traditional solution to tooth loss: dentures in Melbourne! We at Rowley Family Dentistry would use these prosthetics to make your smile full again. If you want further details, keep reading or book a consultation today.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

A dentist showing a full denture to a senior patient

Often, most adults with missing teeth can qualify for dentures. These appliances can help nearly anyone who suffers from the downsides of tooth loss. Having said that, there are cases where a patient isn’t well-suited for them. Another treatment could be better if someone isn’t missing all the teeth along an arch. Alternatively, a prospect may not have the healthy gums needed to support dentures.

Given these facts, it’s best to consult Dr. Rowley to see if dentures may help. He’ll perform a quick oral exam (and X-rays if necessary) to learn if the prosthetics suit you. If he thinks that they do, he’ll draft a custom treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Types of Dentures

Different kinds of dentures set in plaster molds

Based on your consultation results, our office may outline the types of dentures you could choose. Dr. Rowley will likely suggest that you get one of the following:

Partial Dentures

Per its name, a partial denture only replaces a few teeth at a time. The device usually fits your gumline with suction or clasps onto “abutments” (i.e., nearby natural teeth). It then relies on its base's pink coloring and artificial teeth to blend with your grin. The base uses an acrylic portion that matches your gum tissue, while each artificial tooth has the same shade as your enamel.

Full Dentures

A full denture (unlike a partial one) replaces an entire arch of teeth at once. Given this fact, it relies solely on suction force to stay in place; it won’t alter your other teeth by using clasps. Still, this device uses the same materials as a partial denture. Both appliances rely on gum-colored bases and porcelain or ceramic artificial teeth.

Implant Dentures

If you’d like a permanent and unwavering option, consider implant dentures. These kinds secure themselves with dental implants – small metal posts that fuse with your jawbone. Through these posts, implant dentures remain stable and steady over time. They won’t slip or fall from your mouth like other types might, and they prevent facial collapse.

Due to their traits, implant dentures suit patients who want non-traditional options. They have perks and benefits that other choices can’t match.

The Benefits of Dentures

A senior woman admiring her dentures in a hand mirror

Should you get dentures, expect to enjoy benefits like:

  • A Lifelike Smile – Since today’s dentures use quality materials, they restore your smile with lifelike and realistic teeth. Their final results will blend seamlessly with their surroundings and look quite natural.
  • Higher Confidence – Dentures can also boost your confidence by filling your smile gaps. Most patients who get them feel more self-assured in social settings.
  • A Better Diet – No matter the type, dentures improve your eating ability. That means they expand your dietary options and improve your overall health.
  • Cost-Effective Care – Dentures are often the least expensive dental restorations, and they work well when given proper care. As a result, patients with tight budgets will find them cost-effective.