Custom dentures can be a good option if you need to replace several missing teeth. Removable dentures can renew your smile and help you speak and eat with more confidence. Experienced dentist Dr. Sangiv I. Patel can provide full or partial, metal or metal-free removable dentures for patients in Melbourne, FL. Full dentures can replace your entire upper arch, lower arch, or both while partial dentures use your remaining teeth as support. At Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA, we will help you decide whether full or partial dentures will better fit your needs and then have them custom made for a seamless finish. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel to learn more about removable dentures.
Best Candidates for Dentures
You may be a good candidate for removable dentures if you are missing most or all of your teeth while retaining the health of your gums and jawbone. Depending on your needs and wants, Dr. Patel could offer you immediate dentures (crafted and inserted immediately after the necessary teeth are extracted, allowing gum tissues to heal underneath the denture), overdentures (removable dentures that rest on either remaining teeth or dental implants), or conventional dentures (placed once the patient's gum tissues have healed). If you have natural teeth, these may either be extracted for a full denture or kept with a partial denture, depending on their condition. At your initial consultation with Dr. Patel, he will examine your oral health and explain your options based on your budget and needs. Dentures will allow you to eat and speak normally again and can eliminate the sunken-in appearance that missing teeth can often cause.
What To Expect
If needed, Dr. Patel will extract any remaining teeth before taking impressions, which will be used to customize your dentures. If you are receiving partial dentures, they will be colored to match your natural teeth for a realistic look. Once your custom dentures are made, Dr. Patel will fit them so they are secure and comfortable. Following the application of your dentures, Dr. Patel will talk about how to care for your dentures, which often involves regular soaking and cleaning.
It may require some time before your new dentures feel natural, but it should eventually be easier to eat and speak normally. If your dentures feel loose, return to Dr. Patel's private practice to have your dentures refitted. At home, you will need to keep your dentures clean by brushing them twice daily. At night or whenever you remove your dentures, they should be soaked to prevent them from drying out. Continue to schedule cleanings and exams at Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA so Dr. Patel can examine the wear and fit of your restoration and the health of your jaw and gums, as well as monitor the condition of your oral tissues to check for disease or change. He will let you know if your dentures need to be repaired or replaced, but with ideal care, your dentures should last for several years.
If you have dental insurance, part of the cost of your dentures will usually be covered. We will contact your dental insurance company to determine your benefits and out-of-pocket costs. At your initial consultation with Dr. Patel, he will develop your treatment plan so your dentures fit both your needs and budget. For help making your dentures affordable, whether you have dental insurance or not, our facility accepts many forms of payment, including medical financing.
Get back the confidence to eat and speak normally again when your mouth is restored with custom dentures. Experienced dentist Dr. Patel is happy to be able to offer custom made, removable full and partial dentures for his patients in Melbourne, FL. Get more information on how custom dentures can restore your oral health by scheduling a consultation at Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA.