Dentures are a simple, convenient, and budget-friendly way to restore your missing teeth. Whether you’re missing several teeth or a whole mouth of teeth, the team at Monaco Dentistry is here to help. Our Riverview and Apollo Beach dentists specialize in both partial and full dentures, and can help you get your smile back. Contact us today to schedule a consultation right away.
Anyone who is missing one or more teeth can be a good candidate for dentures. However, dentures are not always your only option. For example, dental implants may be a good alternative if you’re only missing one or two teeth.
The best way to find out if dentures are right for you is to schedule a consultation with the team at Monaco Dentistry. Our doctors can meet with you, learn about your oral health, and discuss all of your options for getting your smile back, including both partial and full dentures.
First, you’ll meet with your dentist at Monaco Dentistry, and discuss all of your options for replacing your teeth. Together, you can decide if dentures are right for you. If you need additional treatments to prepare, such as tooth extractions, these will typically need to be done before you get dentures.
Once your mouth is ready for dentures, you’ll come back to Monaco Dentistry. Your dentist will make a mold of your mouth, which will be used to create a set of wax test dentures. You’ll come back for another appointment to try them out, and see how they feel. Based on your feedback, your dentist may revise and adjust your dentures several times until they're just right.
Once your dentures look and feel perfect, your dentist will work with our partner dental lab to build a set of natural, lifelike, comfortable dentures. Then, you’ll come back to Monaco Dentistry for one final appointment. Your dentist will place your new dentures, give you some instructions on how to care for your new dentures, and send you home to enjoy your newly-restored smile!
Partial dentures consist of one or more false teeth that are attached to a metal and plastic framework. They snap onto your existing healthy teeth, which hold them tightly in place. Partial dentures are an affordable option for restoring multiple missing teeth in Riverview and Apollo Beach.
Full dentures fit tightly over your gums and replace the upper, lower, or both rows of teeth. They are only recommended if you’ve lost most or all of your teeth. This is because they require any remaining teeth to be pulled, even if they're healthy.
Once you get your new dentures, it may take a little bit to adjust to them. This is normal. Your mouth may feel sore, since new muscles will be working to hold your dentures in place while you chew and speak. This will fade over time.
You may also experience some sore spots on your gums as you get used to wearing your dentures. If these persist for a long time, you may want to come back to Monaco Dentistry to have your dentures adjusted.
Overall, the best thing to do as you recover and adjust to your new teeth is to take things slow and be patient. It will take time for you to relearn how to eat and speak with your new teeth, but we promise that the results are worth it!