General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Kissimmee, FL
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Dentures are an invaluable tool for improving your oral health and restoring your smile. At Fortune Dental, Sumaya Anjum, DMD, Adriana Maldonado, DMD, and the team offer patients state-of-the-art dentures in Kissimmee, Florida. Schedule a visit today by phone or online and get started on your journey towards a renewed smile with dentures.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are a trusted way for you to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Generally speaking, they’re a set of artificial teeth that attach to a gum-colored plastic resin base. The base fits over your gums where you’re missing teeth, holding the artificial teeth in place and restoring your smile.

Today’s dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever and can help:

  • Improve your ability to eat and speak
  • Maintain the structure of your face
  • Keep you feeling confident about your appearance

With dentures, you can enhance your quality of life.

Are all dentures the same?

Improvements in denture technology have created several different options, each of which addresses different needs and preferences. Some of the different types of dentures include:

Conventional full dentures

Conventional full dentures replace all of the teeth in one or both of your dental arches and stay in place with adhesive or a suction mechanism. 

Implant-supported dentures

If you want an added degree of comfort and security for your dentures, implant-supported dentures are an excellent choice. They attach to your mouth with a series of small dental implants, screw-like posts that your dentist inserts into your jawbone. 

Immediate dentures

When you extract teeth to make room for full dentures, your jaw typically shrinks and changes shape as you heal. Because of this, your dentist has to wait until your mouth fully heals before taking the impression for dentures, during which time you have to be without teeth. 

Immediate dentures are a temporary solution to prevent you from having to remain toothless while you heal. Your dentist makes your immediate dentures before your extraction appointment, so you can begin wearing them immediately after your procedure. 

Removable partial dentures (RPDs)

Removable partial dentures enable you to replace missing teeth if you still have healthy teeth in your mouth. They use a special metal or plastic base that holds your artificial teeth in place to work side-by-side with your natural teeth.

What should I expect from dentures?

Your dentures might feel slightly awkward or uncomfortable when you first get them, but this is normal. The muscles, nerves, and ligaments in your mouth need time to adjust to the new device. Once they do, your dentures feel great and significantly improve your oral functioning. 

Schedule a visit with Fortune Dental today and learn more about what dentures can do for you. Call the office nearest you or book online