Following complete tooth loss, you’re likely already experiencing adverse effects on your oral and overall health and limitation to your everyday activities. From speaking clearly and chewing your favorite foods to smiling with confidence, full tooth loss puts a serious strain on almost everything you do. Luckily for patients of Parkway Prosthodontics in Jacksonville, FL, we offer a wide range of full mouth smile restoration options. When you’re ready to schedule an appointment, give our knowledgeable team a call. We’ll be happy to schedule a tooth replacement consultation appointment for you in our Jacksonville dental office.
Full dentures are complete sets of replacement teeth. They’re crafted using a gum-colored base material to support a full row of new teeth. There are both removable and fixed denture options available.
In our dental office, we provide a wide range of denture options, including the following:
A traditional, removable denture is crafted using a base that is molded to fit against the gum line. Once in place, suction between the denture and gums holds your denture in position. Some people also use a small amount of denture adhesive to improve the stability of their removable denture.
A traditional implant denture looks much like a traditional denture. Rather than being held in place through suction, the implant is affixed to between four and six dental implant posts, recreating flawless dental function and appearance. We can use either a ball or bar attachment to anchor the denture, depending on your unique needs. We can also offer a fixed or removable dental implant denture. This versatile solution offers flexibility and beautiful results.
For those who have experienced diminished jawbone density or gum tissue volume after tooth loss, All-on-4 implant dentures may be a better solution. This implant option makes the most of naturally denser portions of the jawbone to deliver implant-retained dentures without the need for advanced bone and soft tissue grafting. All-on-4 dentures, as the name indicates, are positioned over the top of just four dental implants, but rather than positioning them along the jaw line, the implants are all positioned into the front of the mouth. Two implants are placed vertically supporting the front of the denture. Then, two are positioned diagonally, supporting the back of the denture, implanting into the front of the jawbone.
Depending on the type of denture, you’ll be given a specific at-home care plan. For removable dentures, you need to take out your prosthetic each evening before bed. You should brush them using a soft toothbrush or denture brush. You should also use a soft toothbrush to gently clean your gums. Dentures should be stored overnight in water or denture cleaner. Fixed dentures should be brushed like your natural teeth, taking special care around the gums. You can also use an air or water flosser to remove plaque between the gums and denture base.