Full & Partial Dentures in Orlando, FL
Serving the Orlando, FL community
Does your tooth decay or missing teeth make it awkward or embarrassing for you to smile? Do you dislike the idea of getting dentures because you are afraid dentures will look fake or draw attention to your teeth?
Dentures are an excellent multiple teeth replacement solution. The dentures created at Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry are customized to feel and look completely natural. When you choose to receive dentures from our Orlando, FL, dental office, we'll include you in the design process from start to finish. This ensures your complete satisfaction with the final results.
- Types of Dentures We Offer
- Improved Comfort with Modern Dentures
- Implant Dentures vs. Removable Dentures
- Proper Care for Your Dentures
Types of Dentures We Offer
At our Orlando, FL, dental office, we offer three types of dentures:
- Full dentures – We recommend full or complete dentures for patients who are missing all their teeth from their upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. Full dentures are held in place by natural suction and dental adhesives.
- Partial dentures – If you have some teeth remaining, we would recommend a partial denture. Our dentists design the partial denture to fill the gaps in your smile and secure it with clasps hooked onto adjacent teeth.
- Implant dentures - We use a few dental implants to secure your partial or full denture minimizing movement or slippage during eating or talking.
Improved Comfort with Modern Dentures
The biggest concern for most patients is how their new dentures will look and feel. Thankfully, modern dental technology and materials have completely changed how dentures feel and look in the mouth. The dentures that exist today are not the same dentures that were around decades or even a few years ago.
If you need dentures, rest assured that you will not have to worry about materials that irritate your teeth or dig into your gums. At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we trust only the highest-quality dental labs to create your final denture.
We want every one of our patients to be happy with their dentures, so we ensure we get everything right the first time. Our goal is for your full or partial dentures in Orlando, FL, to be comfortable and natural-looking from the very start.
Today, with the availability of dental implants, our dentist designs full and partial dentures that feel more like natural teeth because they're held securely in place. When we place the implants in your jaw and secure them to your dentures, your dentures will feel more like natural teeth.
Implant Dentures vs. Removable Dentures
Comparing removable dentures with implant-retained dentures is like comparing apples to oranges. We design every denture with patient comfort and satisfaction in mind, but our implant-supported dentures are the best choice for patients looking for extra security and stability.
If you have the choice between regular dentures and fixed implant dentures, we will almost always recommend getting dentures with implants. If you would like to learn more about how dental implants can stabilize your full or partial dentures, please contact our team today.
Proper Care for Your Dentures
Traditional Removable Dentures
Once you have received your new dentures, it is essential that you learn to clean and care for them properly.
First, you should always clean your dentures at least once per day. You can clean them using water and denture cleanser tablets, and you should also lightly scrub them with an extra-soft denture brush. Avoid using regular toothpaste, and never soak your denture in mouthwash, alcohol, or any harsh chemicals.
Your dentures must remain moist to keep their shape. If you remove your dentures at night while you sleep, be sure to soak your dentures in an overnight solution or even in a cup of water.
If you wear fixed implant dentures that are not removable, it is still critical to clean them often and thoroughly. Dr. Michaelson recommends cleaning your gums underneath your dentures with a device such as a Waterpik flosser. This will help clear away debris and plaque that naturally build up underneath the surface. Just as with removable dentures, you should clean your implant dentures with an extra-soft denture brush and specialty cleaner such as Cleanadent.
At Alafaya Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are a resource for our patients. If you ever have any questions about your tooth replacement options or about caring for your dentures in Orlando, FL, you can call us or make an appointment to see Dr. Michaelson.