Dentures in Pompano Beach Florida
Time and oral injury have taken their toll on your smile. You’re missing several teeth, and you want to span the resulting gaps and chew and bite normally again. Are your smile goals achievable? If you visit Brown and Brown Dentistry, they are. This highly and diversely skilled team of general dentists in Pompano Beach, FL and serving Lighthouse Point offer numerous restorative, preventive, and cosmetic services. Dentures are one of them.
What are dentures?
They are tooth replacements made of lifelike acrylic. Customized according to precise oral impressions and digital X-ray imaging, dentures from Brown and Brown Dentistry allow you to:
Bite and chew your favorite foods
Smile with confidence
Avoid premature facial wrinkling
Normalize your speech clarity
Restore Your Smile With Dentures in Pompano Beach
There are 60 million edentulous people in the United States, and many do not wear dentures or other tooth replacements. That’s unfortunate and ill-advised. If you desire a fully functional teeth once again, your general dentists in Pompano Beach and Lighthouse Point can help. Their carefully crafted prosthetics are stable and well-fitting; so you can count on them to last for many years.
Types of dentures
Basically, there are four types of dentures. You and your general dentist will decide what type is best for your unique needs.
Partial denture This appliance replaces one or more missing teeth on the top or bottom arch. Consisting of artificial teeth, or pontics, mounted on a light metal frame, a partial denture affixes to adjoining natural teeth via snugly-fitting clasps. A “partial” resembles a puzzle piece, filling the gaps in your otherwise healthy smile.
Full conventional denture This appliance replaces an entire arch of teeth. It is fitted and placed after gums have healed and receded after tooth extraction. If the patient has enough jaw bone, the dentist may suggest an implant-retained denture. Supported on multiple titanium implants inserted into the jaw, this kind of denture provides superior chewing and stability. Plus, it preserves the size and density of the jaw bone.
Immediate denture The dentist places this type of prosthetic right after tooth extraction, allowing the patient to leave the office with a full set of teeth. Unfortunately, however, most immediate dentures require relining or even replacement because as the gums and bone heal, they shrink, changing the fit of the denture.
If you’d like to get your smile back, why not call Brown and Brown Dentistry for an appointment with a member of our dental team in Pompano Beach, FL and serving Lighthouse Point. Whatever your oral health need, we have a specialist to help you. Call today to speak with a friendly team member.