At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we want to help set our patients up for oral health success. We know that our patients have a wide range of emotions when dealing with tooth loss and the need to determine a tooth replacement option. Although we typically recommend dental implants to our patients, we know that it is not always feasible for everyone. Some patients are not eligible for implants, and others don’t want to go through the surgery and steps involved to complete implant treatment. For these patients, we always recommend dentures. The dentures we provide to our patients are unlike others you may have seen in the past.
The Difference with our Dentures
Traditional dentures are fit to the mouth, and patients have to hope that the hardware is a good fit for their mouth. This can often lead to patients being unhappy with the feel and fit of their dentures. We believe in allowing patients to test drive their dentures before the final set is created in our lab. We analyze facial features and take measurements to ensure the proper fit is achieved. Once the fit is perfected, custom dentures are produced. The patient keeps the temporary dentures to use as a spare set.
Types of Dentures
We use a variety of factors to determine the best style of dentures for our patients. We may recommend:
Removable Full Dentures
This option is used for patients who experience a complete loss of a full arch of teeth. They are typically used for patients who are not eligible for implants.
These are designed before any teeth are extracted and are placed immediately after the extraction. They are used to protect the tooth socket and hold the place of a tooth to avoid the surrounding teeth from shifting while the area is healing.
No-Metal Partial Dentures
Partial dentures of the past used unsightly metal bars to hold the hardware in place. This option uses translucent plastic bars to achieve the same results with a more aesthetically pleasing look.
This method uses a combination of implants and dentures. The dentures are snapped in place and designed to stay in the mouth, only being removed by a dentist.
If you are located in the Jacksonville Beach, FL area and are interested in learning more about dentures, be sure to contact our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you restore your oral health.