Dentures in St. Augustine, FL
Dr. Jeremy Gordon in St. Augustine, Florida places full, partial, and implant-supported dentures for patients with missing teeth. If you are searching for a compassionate and skilled doctor to fit you with dentures, come to Gordon Dental Associates today. Dentures are a fantastic option for patients that are either missing some or all of their teeth.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures in St. Augustine offer a wide array of benefits, both functional and aesthetic. When teeth are lost, the bone beneath can begin to atrophy, leaving a patient with a ‘sunken face’. When dentures fill the space, they help support the bone and tissue to prevent that from happening. In addition, dentures that fit well help with speech and eating. Lips and gums are once again supported and modern dentures are capable of chewing all your favorite foods. Lastly, missing teeth can be detrimental to a person’s self-esteem. Patients are often embarrassed to smile. When dentures fill the spaces of missing teeth, your smile will appear natural, and smiling will be enjoyable again.
There are several options for types of dentures, depending on how many teeth are missing. If you are missing all of your teeth either on the top arch, bottom arch, or both, Dr. Gordon will discuss full dentures. Full dentures will be a complete set of teeth for an entire arch.
If you are missing several teeth from the top or bottom arch, Dr. Gordon may discuss the option of a partial denture.
Implant-supported dentures are for candidates with viable bone to accept surgically implanted tooth-root replacements. Dental implants are placed in order to anchor the denture in place. Implant-supported dentures are fixed to the implants and therefore will not slip or move.
What Is It Like to Get a Denture?
Depending on your individual circumstance there may be slight differences to the protocol; however, a typical denture experience includes taking precise measurements of your mouth and gums and making molds of the area. Dr. Gordon takes facial shape, gums, jawline, and overall aesthetics into account when creating your dentures. The molds are then sent to a lab where the prosthetic is created and then you will come back into the office for a fitting. Dr. Gordon will take great care to make sure the denture fits perfectly and will provide information on caring for your new dentures.
Implant-supported dentures will also include the surgical placement of dental implants.
After you are fitted and Dr. Gordon is pleased with the result, you can enjoy smiling, eating, and speaking normally again.
If you are interested in discussing the possibility of dentures, please give your St. Augustine dentist, Dr. Gordon at Gordon Dental Associates a call at (904) 460-0999. You can also request an appointment online!