Implant Supported Dentures
Have you thought about getting dentures? Having a beautiful smile with teeth that are in good working order is essential in today’s world. If you are missing teeth – some or all of them – an option to restore your smile are dentures, from our restorative dentistry offices in the Tampa surrounding areas. A denture is a prosthetic device constructed to replace missing teeth and is supported by your gums (what the denture is affixed to) and your jaw. There are many custom designs for dentures. One is conventional dentures, which are removable. Other denture options like implant-supported dentures, bond or clasp onto your existing teeth or dental implants. At Kernagis Dental Excellence, we have helped countless patients regain confidence in their smiles by providing them with excellent permanent dentures in Tampa.
Choosing the Right Dentures for You
There are two main categories of dentures. Our dentists at our restorative dentistry office will explain the details of each option during your appointment at Kernagis Dental Excellence. Basically, the type of denture that may work best for you is dependent on where the denture will be placed in your mouth, on the top or bottom (arch) of your mouth.
Denture Appliance Options Include:
- Removable partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth on a particular arch in your mouth. This type of denture is fitted specifically to your mouth, and are removed regularly.
- Fixed partial dentures, also known as “crown and bridge”, are more stable and more costly than removable dentures. Fixed partial dentures are created by placing on the remaining teeth, which then act as abutments, thus making the dentures more secure. The dentures are made from materials so they look like your teeth, making them unnoticeable in your smile.
- Complete dentures or full dentures are worn by patients in Tampa who are missing all of their teeth on their upper arch or the lower arch.
Our restorative dentistry office in the Tampa and surrounding areas offers all of these denture options. Traditional dentures have some drawbacks. A denture may slip, fall out, or can be sore or uncomfortable. Denture wearers also can suffer from jawbone loss, and even sometimes develop speech impediments. Another option besides traditional dentures for teeth loss is implant-supported dentures.
At Kernagis Dental Excellence, one of the custom denture options that our restorative dentistry uses is implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures using dental implants are “new teeth” placed in the jawbone which can then serve as anchors for the complete or partial dentures. With this solid support, implant-supported dentures do not need to be removed, making them more convenient. Also, denture implants look, feel and function just like your natural teeth!
Which Kind of Denture is Right For Me?
Both traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures have value. Traditional dentures are a quicker and more economical choice whereas implant-supported dentures are more functional and secure. Our dentists will be happy to recommend an option that’s best for you.
The Cost of Dentures
During your consultation, our dental experts can go over the expected cost of your dentures in Tampa. The price of your dentures will be determined based on the type of dentures used and other factors.
Find a Denture Option That’s Right For You in Tampa!
Whether it is about partial dentures, full dentures, or denture implants, contact Kernagis Dental Excellence today in Tampa! Our friendly doctors will be happy to discuss your denture options in Tampa and other restorative dentistry options with you.