When you have missing teeth, you want to replace them. First of all, there is the cosmetic reason for it. You smile remains incomplete, especially if it’s front teeth that are gone. If any of the teeth are in the back, you may find it a lot more difficult to chew, especially when you’re eating hard foods. And the other problem is that the remaining teeth on the jaw that is missing any can begin to shift, leading not only to discomfort, but also to a misaligned bite. So, what can you do? You can get dentures from our dental office in Redland FL. Whether you need partial dentures for just a few teeth, or complete dentures for all of them on your upper or lower jaw, our restorative dentist can give you back a full set of teeth in a timely manner.
Complete dentures are typically put in about two to three months after the last of your natural teeth have been removed. The reason for this is to allow your gums and bone tissue a chance to shrink naturally, and afford you a better fit. However, our dental office in Redland FL can get you immediate dentures until such time that you can get your conventional ones. We understand that you may not feel comfortable going without any teeth on one jaw for that long. To get you complete dentures, Dr. Cuckler will take impressions of your mouth and send them to the dental lab, where your dentures will be fashioned. You will then return to us so that your new dentures can be fitted, and adjusted if necessary.
Partial dentures are sometimes also called removable bridges. As with complete dentures, they are made at the dental lab from impressions taken. However, in addition to being held in at the gum line, they also have clasps to attach them to the tooth on either side of the dentures, to give you greater reliability and stability. Both complete and partial dentures consist of replacement teeth places on a plastic foundation that is designed to match the color of your gums. Our dental office in Redland FL is pleased to provide dentures to our patients who need them. So if you have one, several, or even all of your teeth on one jaw that need to be replaced, call us and schedule a consultation to get started.