Complete dentures are a highly customized dental treatment used to replace all the teeth in your dental arch. They are comprised of a set of natural-looking teeth that are placed in a sturdy base that looks like gum tissue. Patients in the Dunedin, FL who have lost most or all their teeth can count on Dr. Ryan Lepore at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry to restore their smile with a gentle, nonjudgmental approach to dental care.
What to expect with complete dentures
Depending on your specific needs, you may choose to have removable dentures made, or dental implants can be strategically placed in your mouth to provide extra support and stability for your dentures. Complete dentures can be a great option for patients:
- They allow you to bite and chew your food again
- They can help rebuild your sense of self-confidence, so you feel comfortable smiling and speaking with others
- They fill in your cheeks to restore your natural facial appearance, which can become ‘sunken’ looking if many teeth are missing
- Today’s modern dental technologies enable us to give you natural-looking, comfortable dentures within a relatively short amount of time
- They are one of the most affordable ways to restore a full arch of teeth
The denture placement process varies from patient to patient depending on several factors. It is important to note that several appointments are needed to ensure a well-fitting removable complete denture. Dr. Lepore and his team will go over each of these steps, custom to your unique needs. Some patients choose to have their dentures created and inserted after their mouth has had a chance to heal from any extractions or other surgical procedures. The benefit of this approach is that your dentures will better fit your mouth and require fewer adjustments over time, as your dental arch and tissues will have stabilized by the time the dentures are placed. Other patients choose to have their dentures made in advance of their extractions so that they can be placed on the same day that their teeth are extracted.
When we do this, it is called “immediate” dentures. The primary benefit of this approach is that you don’t have to go for any period without teeth, but they do typically require several adjustments over time as your mouth heals from the extractions. They many times require the fabrication of another set of long-term dentures after proper healing has taken place. Dr. Lepore’s team will go over which option may work best for you.
A personalized dental care approach
At Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, you are treated like the individual that you are. Each patient receives personalized care during all aspects of their dental restoration process, from the initial consultation through treatment and follow-up. Dr. Lepore takes the time to learn about your personality and lifestyle, talk with you about your goals, and evaluate your current oral health. This helps Dr. Lepore identify the best treatment options for you and custom design the perfect smile that matches your unique personality. Call our Dunedin, FL office today at (727) 608-4690!