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Dentures & PartialsTampa, FL

Losing multiple permanent teeth can impact your bite function, oral health and self-confidence. Replacing missing teeth with a durable restoration is essential to prevent aesthetic and health issues. Dentures are the most commonly used restorative dental care solutions for replacing missing teeth. They can replace a few or all the teeth on a dental arch. We restore rows or arches of missing teeth with dentures in Tampa, FL.

Dr. Rebecca Benedict provides traditional removable dentures, partial dentures, and implant-supported dentures. She custom-designs dentures for each patient to fit snugly over the gum line.

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Types of Dentures in Tampa, FL

There are two main types of dentures: full and partial dentures. We recommend complete dentures when all the teeth on a dental arch require replacement. Complete dentures can be either immediate or conventional. We create immediate dentures after extracting any remaining problem teeth. After the tissues heal, we make conventional dentures.

Our office recommends partial dentures when only a few teeth on any dental arch need replacement. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a pink-colored base. The backs of the dentures are connected to metal frameworks. We attach these frameworks to neighboring teeth. This keeps the dentures in place.

Can Implants Support Dentures?

Dental implants are small titanium posts a surgeon places in the jaw bone. These posts act as new tooth roots. While implants are not required to replace every missing tooth, we can use multiple implants for dentures.

An overdenture is a removable restoration that “snaps” onto dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are not removable. We can provide partials and full dentures supported by dental implants.

The Benefits of Dentures

Replacing your missing teeth with dentures provides many benefits. Dentures:

  • Can replace a few or all the teeth on a dental arch.
  • Offer removable restorations.
  • Can help restore your confidence and self-esteem by filling in the gaps left by tooth loss.
  • Improve your chewing ability as the gaps left by missing teeth are filled.
  • Correct and improve speech.
  • Offer easy, non-invasive, and non-surgical placement. 
  • Provide cost-effective and affordable treatment for replacing missing teeth.

Implant-supported dentures:

  • Are strong and can easily withstand biting and chewing forces.
  • Provide easy maintenance.
  • Can use as few as four implants to secure a tooth arch.
  • Prevent jaw bone loss and keep restorations sturdy.
  • Correct the lisp in a patient’s speech and improve pronunciation.

If you have facial sagging, speech issues, or difficulty eating due to multiple missing teeth, ask about implant dentures today. While implant treatment may take longer, the results are worth it for many patients.

Treatment with Dentures in Tampa, FL

Before denture treatment, we will take dental X-rays to view your teeth, gums, and jaw. The X-rays help us get an idea of your number of missing teeth. We may also determine if you need a tooth extraction before you receive dentures. 

If you have signs of cavities or gum disease, we will treat these problems before placing your dentures. Once you are in good oral health, we will begin treatment. 

First, we will take dental impressions and measurements of your mouth and send them to a dental lab. The laboratory will create your denture according to our specifications. If you have any remaining teeth, we will color-match your restoration for a seamless look.

Our office will provide temporary dentures while the lab creates your final restoration. Once your dentures are complete, you will return to our office. We will remove your temporary dentures. Then, once we ensure the final dentures look and feel right, we will securely attach them in your mouth. We will make adjustments as needed so your dentures feel comfortable. 

Implant Dentures

We will ensure you are a good implant candidate if you need dental implants. You must have enough healthy bone to support the implants. If you experience bone loss, we will recommend grafting.

To begin the implant process, we will place the posts in the jaw bone. It takes time for the jaw bone to grow around the posts, creating a stable foundation for the dentures. 

Once your implant posts heal, we will place the abutment. This piece connects the implants to the denture. After your gums heal, we will place the final restoration. 

Making Dentures Affordable

Multiple factors impact the cost of dentures. Removable dentures cost less than implant dentures because they require less treatment time and different materials. Pre-treatments like tooth extractions, gum disease treatment, and grafting for implants can add to denture costs.

Dental implants often last longer than removable dentures. However, some patients may prefer removable dentures because they are the more budget-friendly option. Our dental office will work with you to fit dentures into your budget. We accept Care Credit, which uses payment plans for simple financing. 

Contact Our Office

Do you want to replace missing permanent teeth? Call Dr. Rebecca Benedict for treatment today at 813-733-6981. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Benedict online.

Please let us know your treatment concerns or questions; we will gladly help.