Here at the Center for the Dental Arts, Dentures Fort Lauderdale are one of the many dental services we offer. Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable; however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clipping onto teeth or dental implants.
Types of Dentures
Removable Partial Dentures: Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on either the upper or lower jaw. Fixed partial dentures, better known as “crown and bridge”, are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth to act as supports for the missing teeth, and are made from materials to resemble the missing teeth. Fixed bridges are more expensive than removable appliances but are more stable.
Complete Dentures: Conversely, complete dentures or full dentures are worn by patients who are missing all their teeth in a jaw. A full set of teeth and gum line are custom made to the patient’s mouth.
Dentures can help patients in terms of:
- Nutritionally – Improving chewing ability by replacing the toothless area with acrylic teeth. Thus enable better chewing and pleasure to enjoy food.
- Visually – Providing the illusion of having natural teeth, providing support for their lips and cheeks, and correcting the collapsed appearance commonly seen between the nose and the chin.
- Auditory – Replacing the toothless area, especially the front teeth, helps patients to speak and pronounce certain words properly without air escapes.