People are often surprised to learn that people of all ages may need dentures. Unfortunately, young people are not immune to tooth decay, gum disease, dental abnormalities, gastrointestinal problems and/or other health problems that can often cause tooth and/or bone loss. Dental implants, bridges and dentures are the most common dental procedures for replacing one or more missing teeth. It is the responsibility of a top rated dentist at Walding and Associates to determine which dental procedure is best suited for each patient.
Patients usually have many questions when their dentist recommends dentures as the best solution to their dental problem. Our dentists always take as much time as necessary to discuss any of your concerns such as the following and more:
Partial dentures are removable appliances attached to a patient’s remaining natural teeth. In addition to replacing teeth, they help to keep natural teeth from moving. Full dentures are usually recommended when all teeth need to be replaced. These dental appliances sit on top of the gums, but can only be inserted after a period of healing has occurred. Temporary dentures may be used during the healing process, depending on the patient and the dentist’s recommendation. Patients who meet certain criteria are often candidates for immediate dentures that can be fitted quickly after the patient’s teeth extraction. Patients who are in need of a permanent solution may be interested in implant supported dentures because they offer more support. Our dentists will go over each option with you and help you decide which dentures best fit you and your lifestyle.
It often takes time for patients to adjust to dentures. Minor discomfort may occur when appliances are initially inserted. Patients find their speech can be slightly affected when they begin to wear dentures. They also find eating and chewing is different than with natural teeth. The team of dental professionals at Walding and Associates can always be counted on to provide suggestions and tips for overcoming appliance related issues or problems. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the top rated dentist in Winter Haven, Crystal Lake, Plant City and the surrounding cities.