Removable Partial Dentures in Jensen Beach, FL

We offer partial removable dentures in Jensen Beach, FL.

 

 

Having missing teeth can affect every area of your life. From your self-confidence to eating and even speaking, missing teeth can be inconvenient, embarrassing, and take your mind off what‘s important—enjoying life! We offer several tooth replacement options in our dental office, including crowns and bridges, dental implants, dentures, and removable partial dentures.

Your dentist in Jensen Beach works with you to help choose the best tooth replacement option to restore your smile and oral health.

If you would like to schedule a consultation or have any questions, contact a friendly team member today. At Jensen Beach Dental, we are here for you.

Continue reading to learn more about partial removable dentures in Jensen Beach, FL.

Are Dentures or Partial Dentures Right for Me?

The best way to determine whether dentures are right for you is to make an appointment with your dentist in Jensen Beach, FL.

During this exam, your dentist checks your teeth and gums and may take x-rays to determine whether dentures are right for you. He also welcomes your questions and wants to hear about your smile goals.

Considerations for partial removable dentures include the state of your existing teeth and your gum health.

If partial dentures are right for you, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth, and this model determines the design of your partial denture.

If partial dentures are not a viable option, we offer several other tooth replacement options in Jensen Beach.

At Jensen Beach Dental, it is always our goal to complete your smile with custom restorations and appliances that complement your appearance and fit comfortably.

older couple with dentures smiling in jensen beach flHow Can I Replace Missing Teeth with Dentures in Jensen Beach, FL?

If you are facing extractions or already have multiple missing teeth, we offer a number of options to complete your smile. Dr. Chris Wigley, your dentist in Stuart, FL, can help in determining the option that will work best for your budget and lifestyle.

What Are Partial Removable Dentures?

We offer partial removable dentures for patients who do not qualify for dental implants due to a medical condition or for patients who want a more economical option. Partial dentures are a reliable and cost-effective way to complete your smile quickly and effectively.

We place artificial teeth in an acrylic or metal base that snaps into your mouth, using your existing teeth as anchors. We can disguise the metal framework of partial dentures to complement your smile by making the clasps gum colored. Alternatively, some patients may opt for dentures with precision attachments instead of metal clasps for a more personalized fit and better aesthetics. These partial dentures, known as precision dentures, often use special attachments built into crowns instead of clasps.

Your artificial teeth will look natural! We custom design dentures for each patient, matching the shade, shape, and size of your teeth so that no one notices your denture and you can speak, laugh, and eat confidently.

How Are Partial Dentures Different From a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge and a partial denture are both excellent choices when it comes to restoring your smile. However, there are differences between these two dental appliances.

A dental bridge is a restoration tooth (or restoration teeth) with a dental crown on either side. The dental crowns cap healthy adjacent teeth, which allows the restorations to fill in your smile gap. This is an affixed dental appliance. Typically, you care for a fixed bridge with a small cleaning brush and a floss threader.

A partial denture is a restorative appliance that fits around your existing teeth. Unlike a complete denture (or full denture) that replaces an entire arch of teeth, the partial denture contains sporadic replacement teeth that fill in for missing natural teeth. A partial denture relies on healthy teeth and clips for stabilization. You can remove your partial denture for cleaning or during sleep. You clean it with a denture bath and denture paste. 

How Do Partial Dentures Differ from Implant-Retained Dentures?

Partial dentures do not really differ from implant-retained dentures. In fact, patients can have partial removable implant-retained dentures. Dental implants simply allow dentists an alternative method for stabilizing your dentures in your mouth. Instead of using your natural teeth as anchors, we can sometimes use dental implants to hold your dentures in place. When dentists use this method to secure your dentures, your dentures are known as implant-retained dentures.

Dental implants offer excellent strength and durability. They can improve your bite force with dentures and make the dentures more secure and stable. As a bonus, dental implants support natural bone growth in your jaw, encouraging better overall oral health. 

What Are the Benefits of Partial Removable Dentures?

Aside from being a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth, your partial removable denture in Jensen Beach, FL will also act as a placeholder for your missing teeth. When you lose teeth, your remaining teeth shift toward the gaps in your smile. This creates problems with your bite and may create additional oral health conditions such as tooth loss, periodontal disease, malocclusion (a misaligned bite), and decay at the root due to exposure.

Are Partial Removable Dentures Expensive?person looking at a dental x-ray in jensen beach fl

Typically, dentures are considered one of the more inexpensive tooth replacement options. However, price varies based on several factors, including the difficulty of the design, pre-denture preparation, insurance coverage, and more.

The team at Jensen Beach Dental provides a good estimate of your final cost, and your dentist in Jensen Beach will not move forward until you are aware of the price. It is also a good idea to contact your insurance company to see if you have a denture benefit and what your copay or deductible may be. A member of our staff can help.

Aside from dental insurance, we also accept CareCredit, a credit card that allows you to finance your health and dental care without accruing interest. Ask a member of our team to help you apply. Or contact us to learn about periodic specials and financing through Springstone.

Do You Accept My Insurance?

At Jensen Beach Dental, we accept most insurance plans except for HMOs. Because we periodically add new insurance types, we always recommend contacting our dental office to see if your insurance has been added.

We can also help you navigate the language of your dental insurance policy, including information about your deductible and any copays. It is our goal to help you and your family members maximize your yearly benefits. 

If ever you need information about financing or insurance, we are here to help answer your questions.

partial dentures on a table in jensen beach flHow Do I Take Care Of My Removable Partial Denture(s)?

All dental care begins with taking care of your teeth and gums. Since your remaining natural teeth provide the anchor to retain your partial denture, keeping your teeth and gums healthy will protect your investment. Excellent home care combined with routine dental exams and professional dental cleanings will go a long way toward making sure you avoid additional tooth loss.

Your denture should be cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaner designed especially for dentures daily using cool water. Bringing your partial into your dental appointments will allow us to check it for damage, clean it, and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a good fit. With the proper care, your denture can last for many years, providing you with a reliable solution to missing teeth.

If you notice cracks or chips in your denture, we recommend contacting our dental office to schedule an appointment. Fractures in your denture can collect bacteria and lead to infection or odor.

Considering Dentures in Stuart, FL? Call Us Today!

Whether you are a resident of Jensen Beach or a member of a nearby community, like Sewall's Point, Stuart, Rio, North Rivers Shore, or Ocean Breeze, we encourage you to contact Jensen Beach Dental today to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Wigley. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to our dental office to find the treatment options that will give you a healthy and confident smile.