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Dentures & Partial Dentures in Jacksonville, FL

Dentures may be the right restorative solution for patients who are looking for affordability, convenience, and speed of repair. These types of prosthetics don’t have roots like natural teeth, and they won’t be anchored in any way to your mouth. Instead, dentures simply rest on top of the soft tissue and can be removed whenever the patient desires.

Although finding the right denture can be a challenge for some patients, Dr. Ryan is an experienced prosthodontic specialist who can design the ideal prosthetic for your mouth. The final result will look beautifully natural and feel very comfortable when worn. Please contact us here in Jacksonville to schedule a consultation. We’ll evaluate your oral health and help you to find the best tooth replacement solution for your unique needs.

What Are My Options for Dentures?

There are two major types of traditional dentures – complete and partial. Complete (or full) dentures are necessary when a patient has lost all of the natural teeth along an arch of the mouth, while partials fill in spaces along the arch and allow natural teeth to stay safely in place.

Additionally, complete dentures may be conventional or immediate in nature. Conventional dentures are not made until after all remaining teeth have been removed from the desired arch and the patient’s gum tissue has fully healed. This process will likely take at least 4-6 weeks. Alternatively, immediate dentures are created in advance of this process so that they can be provided to the patient right away. This means that they won’t have to spend any time without the teeth they need.

What are Partial Dentures?

Smiling senior man and woman outdoors

Partial dentures are used to fill the gaps in patients’ smiles. To create a partial denture, a gum colored base material is used to support several replacement teeth within a single prosthetic. The partial denture is attached to surrounding teeth for support. Partial dentures allow patients to retain any healthy tooth structure while restoring full structure to the patient’s smile.

What are Full Dentures?

Model smile with partial denture

Complete (or full) dentures are necessary when a patient has lost all of the natural teeth along an arch of the mouth. Additionally, complete dentures may be conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are not made until after all remaining teeth have been removed from the desired arch and the patient’s gum tissue has fully healed. This process will likely take at least four to six weeks. Alternatively, immediate dentures are created in advance of the tooth extraction and soft tissue healing process, so they can be provided to the patient right away. This means that patients won’t have to spend any time without the teeth they need to speak, chew, and smile with complete confidence.

What is an Implant Retained Denture?

Full set of dentures

An implant retained denture uses small posts to replace the roots of missing teeth. These implant posts can be used to support either partials or full dentures closely mimicking the natural function of your smile. You can choose to receive a fixed implant denture or a removable overdenture based on your specific needs. Fixed implant dentures are attached by the dentist and need to be removed by your dentist. You can brush your fixed implant supported replacement teeth just like regular teeth, and they offer a long lasting tooth replacement option. Overdentures offer a combination of the benefits of implant fixed dentures and removable dentures. They are snapped into place over dental implants, but patients are able to remove them on their own at home for ease of cleaning and comfort during sleep.

What Option is Right for Me?

Model of implant supported denture

In order to help you find the right denture option, you’ll need to visit us for a consultation appointment. We’ll review your smile, walk you through all of your treatment options, and partner with you to create a plan to fully repair the form and function of your smile.

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