Dentures in Winter Haven

Dentures in Winter Haven, FL

When you first start losing your teeth, you may not notice any significant side effects. Perhaps you don’t smile as widely, or you have difficulty chewing on one side of your mouth. Over time, these effects become severe. The gaps where your teeth are missing put additional stress and pressure on neighboring teeth, causing other problems like injuries and shifting.

Dentures may be the answer to your missing teeth, and at Dream Dental, we’re prepared to find the perfect pair for you. Dentures come in a variety of materials and can be custom-crafted to fit your mouth and your aesthetic preferences. They’re also an affordable way to get your smile back without any surgeries or recovery periods. With custom dentures from our office, you can get your dream smile in no time at all.

There Are Different Dentures for Different Needs

During your consultation, our restorative dentist will perform diagnostic tests such as X-rays to determine how healthy your teeth and gums are. We may also use advanced technology such as intraoral scanners to understand the exact shape and spacing of your teeth. Once we have the information we need and have determined that you are healthy enough for dentures, we can choose your denture option.

Partial Dentures

If you’re only missing a few teeth, partial dentures are a great way to fill in the gaps. They are often made from acrylic bases that fit flush with your gums. They affix to your remaining teeth with metal or plastic wings. Composite resin and porcelain are popular options for the dental crowns themselves, as they are lightweight and beautiful.

Full Dentures

If you’re missing an entire row of teeth, we can custom-create your full set. These are designed to suction to your gums using closed-fitting contours and denture glue. It’s especially important that full dentures are custom-made for your mouth because the shape of your gums can make a big difference in the feel and fit of your dentures.

We may take additional measurements and fittings while you grow accustomed to your dentures, as your gums will continue to change for the rest of your life. Thankfully, dentures are a cost-effective option that allows for plenty of wiggle room to refit and remake them.

Who Would Most Benefit From Dentures?

You have so many options when it comes to tooth replacements, so how do you know if dentures are right for you? Why not choose bridges or implants instead? Our dentist would love to talk with you more about your options, but if you fit into these categories, dentures may be an appropriate choice for you:

  • You have more than two missing teeth per gap.
  • You need more financially accessible tooth replacements.
  • You want something that’s easy to take care of.
  • You don’t want to undergo surgery.
  • You want results quickly and painlessly.

How to Take Care of Your Dentures

Thankfully, denture care is easy and straightforward. Follow these steps to keep your remaining teeth, gums, and dentures clean and healthy:

  • Continue to brush and floss your teeth and gums.
  • Brush your dentures with a denture-safe toothbrush and toothpaste in the morning and at night.
  • Soak your dentures in a cleansing solution while you sleep.
  • Avoid biting hard foods and objects with your dentures in. Cut hard foods into more manageable bites.
  • Composite resin dentures do stain, so you may want to limit certain foods and drinks like coffee, tea, wine, and berries.

As always, you should avoid cigarettes and vape pens, as they can continue to damage and degrade your teeth and gums. Your gums will continue to recede and change the fit of your dentures due to inflammation from nicotine and e-liquids.

We Can Custom Fit Your Dentures at Dream Dental Winter Haven

We use high-tech dentistry techniques to create the perfect fit for your dentures. Our smile design software can even show you what your new teeth will look like before you commit. Once you finally get your dream smile, we will protect and maintain your oral health, so you enjoy well-fitting, comfortable tooth replacements for longer.   

Call 863-508-2565 today to schedule your consultation or book online.