Dentures

Dentures Jacksonville FL

 

Take a few minutes and watch our video highlighting some great options for replacing missing teeth, including dentures, implant-retained dentures and dental implants.

Our most affordable dentures start at $495

The Affordable Denture: $495
The Premium Cosmetic Denture: $730
The Elite Cosmetic Denture: $940

Removable Dentures

Consequences of Missing Teeth

Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to help patients without teeth chew food and improve speaking habits. Additionally, dentures improve the patient's facial aesthetics and self-esteem. The absence of teeth can lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance to the mouth-area; by restoring the physical presence of teeth, this malformation is corrected and the patient may be seen more "normal" according to human standards.

There are three types of dentures: full (complete), fixed and removable partial dentures. The former is only required in persons who have lost all or most of the teeth on either of the two arches of the mouth (maxillary - top and mandibular - bottom). Most patients missing only a few teeth opt for fixed partial dentures, also known as "crown and bridge". These must be precisely installed, especially when in between healthy teeth. Removable partial dentures are different from fixed partial dentures in that they are normally only used by people who cannot have fixed dentures or have lost too many teeth for fixed dentures, but too few for full dentures.

A frequent issue with dentures is their ability to remain in place during usage. This is rated on a series of three principles:

  • Support - The denture may have a tendency to clasp tighter and tighter to the gums as the mouth chews food. The better the support, the less likely the denture is to move vertically closer to the arch upon which it is situated.
  • Stability - Movement in the horizontal plane, sometimes described as "slipping" front to back or side to side, can be hazardous to the patient. The quality of denture base is responsible for preventing movement with good continuous contact with the edentulous crest. However, this is heavily dependent on the patient's innate oral anatomy.
  • Retention - This is the principle which describes the tendency of the denture to move vertically away from the gums, into the lumen of the mouth. The craftsmanship of the denture is tested here, as the better the intaglio (inside of denture) copies the oral topography, the more effective the seal is.

If you would like to learn more about some of the services we provide, just click on the area of interest below for more information:

If you would like to learn more about our Dental Implant services/options please click here.

If you would like to learn more about our Sedation Dentistry services/options please click here.

If you would like to learn more about our Cosmetic Dentistry services/options please click here.

If you would like to learn more about our General Dentistry services/options please click here.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer often appears unnoticed in the mouth as a tiny white or red spot or sore. Because many people do not realize they have oral cancer, a diagnosis may not be made until the problem has become more advanced, making treatment more difficult; currently, fifty percent of patients diagnosed with oral cancer in the U.S. do not survive more than five years.

Regular dental examinations are an invaluable part of early cancer detection and treatment.

Custom Dentures

Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to help patients with missing teeth perform daily activities that would otherwise be difficult. Patients who have lost their natural teeth due to decay, periodontal disease or injury may suffer from further decay, and difficulty eating and speaking. The absence of teeth can also lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance in the mouth area. By restoring the physical presence of teeth, this malformation is corrected and the patient can maintain their normal appearance. At Argyle Dental Center, our dentists have access to our on-site lab which allows us to control the entire denture-making process in a manner to ensure you receive a custom-denture designed to fit your personal, specific needs.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-retained dentures provide an advanced alternative to traditional denture placement, as they are secured in the mouth using titanium implant posts, providing greater strength and stability for the replacement teeth. This technique allows patients with dentures to easily speak and eat without worrying about their dentures slipping out of place. Implants help dentures function just like the patient’s natural teeth.

Previously, the implant process could take months to complete; however, with advancements in technology and techniques, many patients can receive their replacement teeth in as little as one day. Argyle Dental Center is a certified provider of TeethXpress (www.TeethXpress.com) which is a great solution to prevent your dentures from slipping and sliding. Regain the confidence you once had in your smile and call our office today for a consultation.

If you would like to learn more about our Dental Implant services/options please click here.

Overdentures

Overdentures are full dentures that are firmly anchored to the jaw so they don't slip around or stick together when you talk or eat. They can make life a lot easier for patients who are missing all of their natural teeth (what dentists call "edentulous" patients). Overdentures are like normal full dentures except instead of relying on the gums and other tissues of the mouth for support, they are fixed in place using either the preserved tooth roots or a pair of permanent dental implants. Implant-supported overdentures are highly effective, with a success rate of more than 95% over 10 years. Not only are they very comfortable, they also help preserve the jaw bone—and best of all, you don't have to worry about eating chewy, sticky or tough foods anymore.

Partials

Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing or diseased teeth in the upper or lower jaw to restore the appearance and function of the teeth, as well as reduce the patient’s risk of gum disease. This type of replacement is often used when one or more healthy natural teeth remain in the area to support the device. Patients will be able to eat, speak and smile without difficulty once dentures are in place.

Bridges

Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that help maintain facial structure, reduce stress on the jaw and fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented to the existing teeth and do not come out. Removable bridges can be taken out.

Request an appointment