Dentures

Complete Dentures in Wellington, FL

If a patient no longer has any natural teeth, Dr. Rauchwerger may recommend a full denture to restore function and improve appearance. The full or complete denture also supports lips and cheeks.

Dentures are usually made out of acrylic. The upper denture will have a flesh-colored base that covers the roof of the mouth. The lower denture is also flesh-colored, but shaped like a U to leave room for the tongue to move freely. The teeth are generally made of resins or porcelain.

Two Types of Full Dentures

  • Conventional dentures are custom made and fit after all of the teeth have been extracted and the gums have healed. The healing process can take 12-16 weeks and the patient will be without teeth during this period. Unless the patient already has an older set or has:
  • Immediate dentures are fabricated and placed in the mouth right after tooth extractions, allowing the gums to heal under the denture. During healing, the gum and bone will shrink as part of a normal healing, so immediate dentures will require attention and adjustments will have to be made. Immediate dentures are used as a temporary measure until conventional dentures can be fabricated.

Dr. Rauchwerger is the only dentist with specialty training in the fabrication of your complete dentures in Wellington, FL.

Removable Partial Dentures

 

For patients who have lost multiple teeth, and still have some natural teeth in the jaw, a removable partial denture may be an option. This type of denture consists of a metal frame (clasps) with a flesh-colored acrylic base with resin or porcelain teeth. As it is removable, it must be removed and cleaned daily. The remaining natural teeth will support the partial denture.

It is important to talk to your dentist about replacing missing teeth. If left alone, the teeth surrounding the gap may move out of alignment and affect your speech and bite. There is, of course, also the cosmetic impact of missing teeth. The easiest solution to multiple missing teeth is a partial denture to maintain a proper bite, speech, and appearance. Call Smile Designs for a consultation with Dr. Sergio Rauchwerger to replace your missing teeth with a Partial Denture in Wellington, FL.

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