Restore Up to a Full Arch of Missing Teeth
Dentures are natural-looking prosthetic teeth encased in a gum-colored acrylic mold. They’re one of the oldest tooth replacements available, but remain a popular option thanks to their short treatment time and affordability.
With advances in technology, today’s dentures are more comfortable and attractive than ever before. We feature both full and partial dentures at our practice to restore any number of missing teeth.
Full vs. Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are designed for patients who still have some of their natural teeth remaining. We customize these dentures to meet your unique needs, filling any unwanted gaps in your smile. No matter how many teeth you’re missing, your restoration will blend in naturally and enhance your appearance.
Full dentures are for patients missing an entire arch of teeth, or even both arches. If you need to restore a complete set of teeth, full dentures are definitely the cheapest and least invasive option.
The Dentures Process
Receiving dentures typically requires multiple appointments over the course of a few weeks. These visits allow Dr. Milsap to take precise impressions of your teeth, which are then used to create your dentures. You’ll try them on a few times until we find the perfect fit and color, ensuring they look natural and feel comfortable.
When you first receive your dentures, it may take some time to get used to them. Many patients experience mild discomfort and increased saliva flow for the first couple weeks, but rest assured these effects will dissipate as your mouth adjusts to your new replacement teeth.
Maintaining Your Dentures
When caring for your dentures, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. Some of these include:
- Be gentle — dentures are delicate and will likely break if they’re dropped or handled roughly. If you damage your dentures in any way, don’t try to fix them yourself.
- Don’t let them dry out — Place your dentures in water or an approved soaking solution when you’re not wearing them. Avoid using hot water, as this can cause them to warp.
- Daily brushing — Brush your dentures every day to remove food crumbs and plaque. Also brush your gums and tongue every morning before you put your dentures in. By doing this, you’ll keep your dentures clean and free of stains.
- Visit your dentist — Don’t forget to visit your dentist at least twice a year. These regular cleanings are a crucial part of maintaining your oral health, while also allowing your dentist to check on the state of your dentures.
The Benefits of Dentures
Dentures offer a variety of benefits, including:
- Stunning, natural-looking appearance
- Enhanced speaking and chewing ability
- Easily affordable
- Minimally invasive process
- Will last 5-10 years with proper care
Visit Dr. Milsap for Dentures
Whether you’re missing a few teeth or all of them, Dr. Milsap can provide the convenient solution you’re looking for with full or partial dentures. No matter which option you choose, your restoration will be customized to match the unique shape and color of your teeth, helping you achieve the flawless smile you’ve always wanted.
Contact our practice in Fort Myers today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Milsap.