Dentures in Jacksonville, FL
Dentures are a long-trusted solution for patients who are missing all of their teeth. They restore one’s ability to chew and speak properly, and to smile without being embarrassed. When it comes to creating natural-looking, well-fitting dentures, our patients’ comfort and function are of paramount importance to Dr. Mashod and our team. We use the finest materials and latest technology to ensure that each person leaves with a tooth-replacement solution that best suits his or her needs.
A traditional denture is used when all of the natural teeth have been removed. It is placed after the gum tissue has healed, which can take several months. Immediate full dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed but may require frequent adjustments during the first couple of months of use.
Partial dentures are used when there are some healthy, natural teeth left in the mouth. The partial denture uses the existing tooth as support—think of it as a removable bridge.
Dentures vs. Implants
Dental implants have become the gold standard when it comes to smile restoration, but they are not an idea solution for everyone. Implants are not advised if the bone structure is not healthy enough to support the implants or if financial limitations exist.
Denture Care at Home
To clean your dentures, we recommend a bath of water with few drops of bleach and dish soap, or one of the many over-the-counter products available at your local pharmacy. Use a large, soft tooth brush to clean the dentures, and either fill the sink with water or place a towel over the sink to prevent fracturing the denture if it is dropped.
Even if you don’t have natural teeth, it is necessary to keep your gums and tongue clean, visit our Jacksonville dental office once a year for a health checkup and denture-fit assessment. If you have a partial, maintaining the health of your existing natural teeth is of paramount importance. Brush, floss, and visit Dr. Mashod for twice-yearly professional cleanings.
Dentures are not for everyone, but they may be a good choice depending on your needs. If you're interested in learning more about dentures, please schedule an appointment at our Jacksonville dental office. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and can determine the best course of treatment for your ongoing dental health.