Dentures - Windermere, FL
Restore Multiple Teeth at Once
Losing one tooth is already a significant setback for your oral health and your ability to enjoy normal daily activities like chewing your favorite foods. Losing multiple teeth or all of your teeth can be downright devastating, and you need to have the empty space filled in as quickly as possible if you want your mouth to continue functioning normally. With dentures in Windermere, Dr. McKissock and Dr. Thakkar can replace any number of teeth with just one prosthetic, restoring your ability to eat, talk, and smile with full confidence. Call us today to schedule a consultation if you or someone in your family might need dentures soon.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?If you’re considering getting dentures, you’re probably already missing several teeth or an entire arch of teeth, or you might be planning to have your badly damaged teeth extracted. Before you make any decisions, we need to conduct a thorough examination of your mouth to make absolutely sure that getting dentures is the best choice for your smile. Gum disease and tooth decay will need to be treated before we place your prosthetic so that we can be sure that your newly restored smile is in good health.
Types of DenturesAll dentures are designed to resemble your natural teeth and gums as closely as possible, and modern technology has made them sleeker and more comfortable than every before. There are three categories of dentures to choose from: partial, full, and implant. The type we recommend will be based on what your smile needs.
Partial dentures are used when there are only a few teeth that need to be replaced. They’re attached to your natural teeth with a metal clasp, and they’re carefully designed to match the rest of your smile so that the casual observer won’t be able to tell where the prosthetic begins or ends.
When an entire row of teeth is already gone, or when there’s not a sufficient number of teeth worth saving in a single arch, full dentures are often the ideal choice. Full dentures sit on your gums, and while they can be held in place with an adhesive, more often than not natural suction is enough to stop it from slipping.
An implant denture is a partial or full denture that has been anchored to a titanium post that has been surgically placed in your jawbone. Implant dentures can provide the stimulation needed to prevent bone loss, and they are far more stable than traditional options. You can avoid unwanted movement and enjoy a wider variety of foods.