Dentures – Jacksonville, FL
Make Your Smile Whole Again!
Without teeth, everything from talking to eating can feel basically impossible. It may sometimes seem like you’re missing out on the best things in life, but with a well-fitting prosthetic, you can get all of those things back.
If you’re in Jacksonville, Dr. Altenbach of Altenbach Dentistry can give you a set of dentures that can make your smile whole again! Give us a call and we’ll be able to use prosthetics to help you look and feel your best.
Why Choose Altenbach Dentistry For Dentures?
- Dedicated Dental Team to Attend to your Needs
- Prosthetics Made from the Highest Quality Materials
- Dental Implant Surgery Performed In-House
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures are best suited to patients who are missing most or all of their teeth along a single ridge. They don’t have the same stability as dental bridges, but their coverage is hard to beat, which makes them ideal for replacing many teeth all at once.
If you have lost most of your teeth, you might be nervous meeting new people, have difficulty talking, or be unable to eat the things that you would like. With dentures, you should be able to do all of these things with much greater ease.
Types of Dentures
There are multiple kinds of dentures, and which one is best for you depends heavily on your unique needs. Dr. Altenbach will advise you on which style of prosthetic could work best for you, but before you get more personalized advice, here’s a general overview of what each of them can do.
If you’re missing only some of the teeth on a ridge, partial dentures could work for you. Unlike dental bridges, they can be used to replace missing teeth that aren’t right next to each other. They’re affixed to the existing teeth with small metal clamps.
Full dentures are used to replace all of the teeth on an arch. Because there are no natural teeth to affix to, their acrylic base is designed to fit very snugly against the gums, allowing them to stay in place entirely via suction.
If you don’t want to rely on suction to hold your prosthetic in place, you could always get dentures that are attached to a series of dental implants. These are small metal posts that are surgically placed into the jaw.
Dental implants provide your dentures with much greater stability, and unlike most dentures, they stimulate the jawbone to prevent bone shrinkage.
The Benefits of Dentures
We take pride in the prosthetics that we give to our patients. They’re made of the highest quality materials and are customized to you specifically, which means that they’re both exceedingly durable and look very natural.
A set of well-fitting dentures can also puff up your cheeks, preventing your face from looking hollow and deterring the onset of wrinkles. Once you’re used to eating with them, you’ll be able to eat a much more expansive diet than before as well.
All told, dentures are cost-effective, easy to maintain, and can do incredible things for people who are missing teeth. If that describes you, give us a call and we’ll be happy to fix you right up!