Full & Partial Dentures in Cocoa, FL
For people who have missing teeth, the consequences go well beyond what the eye can only see—although the appearance of a gaping hole in your smile can have emotional and psychological repercussions. Just one missing tooth can negatively impact your oral health and your overall wellbeing, too. For instance, eating certain foods may become difficult, which might short change a nutritious diet. In addition, teeth need each other to remain in alignment. Therefore, when one is missing, the others may shift, ultimately leading to bite problems. And did you know that gum disease and tooth decay are more prevalent among people with missing teeth? One or all of these consequences make tooth replacement a necessity.
For centuries, people have turned to dentures and partials as attractive and functional substitutes for missing teeth. Cocoa, FL dentist Dr. Dieter Burr at Advanced Dental Care will gladly work with you to design a denture that not only fits perfectly, but also gives you the functionality and aesthetic finish you desire.
For patients who are missing one tooth or a few teeth consecutively, Dr. Burr can custom craft a partial denture that is either removable or fixed. A removable denture consists of false teeth mounted on a metal frame. The false teeth are based on molded impressions of your mouth, so they fit comfortably between your other teeth and do not interfere with opposing teeth. A removable partial is held in place by brackets and clips that attach to teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile.
A fixed partial, also called a bridge, is a prosthetic device that attaches to healthy teeth or dental implants. A bridge is made up of two dental crowns that are placed over abutment teeth—those healthy teeth on either side of your missing teeth—and the false teeth that span the gap in your smile. Once Dr. Burr bonds a fixed partial, you have a permanent solution to tooth loss.
If you are edentulous, meaning all of the teeth along your upper or lower arch are missing, then a full denture can restore your smile. False teeth are attached to a gum-colored base. These dentures are held in place by suction, muscle tension and denture adhesive. Alternatively, Dr. Burr can create implant-retained dentures. These are secured to dental implants that are strategically positioned along your jaw. Implant-retained dentures offer all of the aesthetic advantages of removable dentures and have the added advantage of never slipping, clicking or even falling out.
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Advanced Dental Care Cosmetic & General Dentistry serves the restorative dental needs of patients in Cocoa, Titusville, and Port St. John areas. Contact us today for your smile consultation with the dentist Cocoa, FL trusts!