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Dentures in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.  They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.

There are two types of denturesComplete and Partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.  A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.

A Complete denture may be either conventional or immediate. A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks.  During this time the patient will go without teeth.  Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process.  Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.

Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.

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Reasons for dentures:

  • Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
  • Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
  • Chewing, speech, and digestion.

What does getting dentures involve?

The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.]Several appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, Dr. de Windt will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.

It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.

You will be given care instructions for your new dentures.  Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.

With the improvements in dental implants and other techniques in recent years, dentures are not as common as they once were. However, they can still be very effective for many people, and Dr. de Windt can provide high quality new or replacement dentures for you. Success with dentures depends on a good fit and a well-made denture, and on following the advice of your dentist.

Denture wearers gain confidence about how their dentures look and feel as they adjust to them over time. They usually learn to speak and eat more confidently than ever before. With a good daily cleaning routine and regular visits to the dentist, dentures can help you lead a healthy and natural lifestyle. Of course, even with the best of care, it may be necessary to have dentures remade after a number of years. This is because the bony ridge in the mouth that dentures rest on goes through natural changes over time, causing dentures to fit improperly. Whenever you sense any change in the way your dentures work or feel, Dr. de Windt can tell you if it’s time for new dentures or if a relining or adjustment in fit is needed.

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de Windt Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
2700 PGA Boulevard Suite 202
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

tel: (561) 622-6100
fax: (561) 622-6107
email: info@dewindtdentistry.com

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