Conventional & Implant Dentures for Lehigh, FL Smiles
For a secure and natural-looking smile in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero, and Lehigh, FL, denture services are available at Coral Dental & Denture when you’re missing multiple teeth or the whole mouthful. We’ve been operating in Fort Myers, FL for the past seven years, and we’re ready to help you restore your smile with conventional and implant denture options.
Dentures with Implant Options
Coral Dental & Denture is happy to provide information on your options for dentures and implants:
A full denture is an excellent solution for when you’re missing all your upper or lower teeth. It’ll give you a functional bite with a natural look. They allow you to eat and speak more easily, and they provide a more youthful appearance by supporting your cheeks and lips. The full procedure usually includes a series of appointments. First, we take an impression of your mouth to make an accurate model for the denture base. Many times, we’ll have you try the base after mounting a wax rim on it to confirm the fit is correct. The lab creates a wax-up, which is a wax replica of the final denture, and we consider any changes to the shape, placement, and color of the teeth, as well as the fit of the base. The wax-up gets sent back to the lab to create the final denture. We’ll have you try it out and make any adjustments for a perfect fit.
Teeth Extraction & Dentures
Before we remove your teeth, we’ll make an accurate model of your mouth, which we modify to match the shape that your gums will be after we remove your teeth. Then, we thoroughly numb your mouth and perform the extractions. In some cases, we’ll use stitches to gently close the gums. Then, we’ll put in your immediate denture.
When all of your upper and lower teeth are removed, an immediate denture acts as an interim treatment. We place an immediate denture the same day as when we remove your teeth, providing a short-term solution that’ll protect your gums and aid in controlling bleeding. You’ll have a natural-looking appearance, and you can eat and speak easily. You’ll wear the immediate denture for one to three days continually. It may feel tight due to your gums being swollen. Over the next several months, your jawbone and gums will change shape, so we’ll need to reline the surface of your denture at least once. We’ll discuss creating a final denture for you when it’s an appropriate time.
A partial denture is an appliance that’s used to replace multiple teeth that are missing from your upper or lower arch. Conventional partials are removable but stay in place by clasping to the remaining teeth, and they give you a natural look and a functional bite. We start placing your partial dentures by shaping the supporting teeth and then taking impressions of your mouth. We make an accurate model of your mouth that the lab uses to create the denture framework. We might mount a wax rim on the framework for you to try, which helps to confirm the fit. After that, the lab makes a wax-up, or wax replica of your final denture, which we may also have you try. We’ll note any changes to the shape, placement, and color of your teeth, as well as the fit. The wax-up gets sent back to the lab, where they create your final partial denture. As you try it out, we’ll make any adjustments necessary for a perfect fit.
An overdenture is a good treatment for when you’re missing most of your teeth. It looks like a conventional denture, but it fits over the remaining teeth. With proper care and adjustments, it can give you a natural look and a functional bite. The first step in placing an overdenture is removing the portion of the remaining teeth above the gum line, following by root canal treatment to prevent infection and inflammation. The next step is to take impressions of your mouth to make an accurate model, which the lab uses to build the overdenture base.
After that, we mount a wax rim on the base for you to try. This helps to confirm the alignment between the upper and lower teeth. Then, a wax-up is made and we have you try it. We’ll make a note of changes in the placement, shape, and color of your teeth, as well as the fit of the base. The wax-up goes to the lab, where they create the final overdenture. We’ll make any necessary adjustments when you try it.
Implants Overdenture Lower Procedure
An implant-secured denture is an outstanding solution when you’re missing all your teeth in your upper or lower arch. By snapping to the implants or a bar attached to the implants, your denture stays secure, but it can be removed when necessary. Dental implants stop or slow the loss of jawbone, and since the denture is removable, it’s convenient for cleaning and checkups. To review the procedure for implants and fitting your dentures, you can check out our Implants page.
Mini Implants & Denture
Mini implants are narrower and allow your denture to snap in place for a secure fit. You can also remove the denture whenever necessary, like for cleaning and checkups. They work well when a patient doesn’t have enough jawbone for conventional implants or to secure a denture while the conventional implants are healing. With regular checkups and proper care, mini implants can give you a natural-looking smile and functional bite. If you’d like to discuss your options for implants and dentures, give us a call and come in for a free consultation.