If you are at a point in your life where dentures have become necessary, Dr. Oscar Hernandez at Parkwood Dental can create a beautiful set of dentures that are comfortable and that fit your natural appearance.
Contact us today at our locations in East Bradenton and West Bradenton in Florida to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hernandez and find out if you are a candidate for dentures.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable dental prosthetics that either completely replace all of the teeth and surrounding tissues or only replacement some teeth if some natural teeth remain. These are referred to as complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are designed to replace all of the teeth in the form of customized, removable prosthetics. After all of the natural teeth have been extracted, Dr. Hernandez will wait until the gum tissue has had several weeks to heal before creating your dentures.
Although dentures can be created in advance for immediate use after the teeth have been removed, it is often advised to wait, as bone and gums in the mouth can shrink during the healing process. This may lead to dentures that do not fit correctly after healing has finished.
When some natural teeth remain in the mouth, a partial denture can often be created and fixed with metal framework around the remaining teeth. Partial dentures not only restore appearance and mouth functionality, they also prevent existing teeth from shifting or moving into spaces where teeth are missing.
For patients who have existing dentures, Dr. Hernandez also specializes in fixing dentures that no longer fit properly. If you experience self-consciousness during eating or talking and worry about your teeth, we can help.
What is the Process for Making Dentures?
Creating dentures is a multi-step process that may require multiple appointments:
- Measurements and a series of impressions of your jaw will be taken in order to create dentures that fit snugly and comfortably.
- Models or wax forms will be created based on the impressions to determine the best shape, position and fit.
- A final set of dentures will be cast, and adjustments will be made as necessary.
Are There Alternatives to Dentures?
During your consultation, Dr. Hernandez will perform a comprehensive examination using high-tech x-ray technology to evaluate your individual condition. In some cases, dental bridges and implants can be used in conjunction to create teeth that look and function normally but are fixed permanently into place.
Doctor Hernandez will help you determine the best plan for your dental needs and goals.
Contact Parkwood Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hernandez and find out more about your options for complete or partial dentures.