Patients who visit our Pompano Beach Dental office for new full or partial dentures always leave smiling!
And we repair existing dentures whenever possible.
If you are one of the approximately 44 million Americans who wear either full or partial dentures, you know that technology has improved their quality, ease-of-wear and style. No longer bulky and uncomfortable, modern dentures bridge the demands for function, strength and aesthetics without comprising your comfort.
Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.
- A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
- An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
- An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
- A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
For patients who are unhappy with ill-fitting appliances, our dentists offer implants including locator implants for dentures and Bar Attachment Denture/five fixed prosthesis.
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.