Do you have rows or full arches of lost teeth? Restore your smile with our traditional and implant-supported dentures. At Integrated Dental, we help patients renew their smiles’ full function while providing an aesthetic solution to missing teeth.
Dentures are restorations that allow patients to speak, bite, and chew normally while restoring the appearance of teeth. Our office offers customized dentures and implant dentures to patients with missing teeth in Sarasota, FL, and the surrounding areas. We curate dentures to match the exact size, shape, and color of patients’ natural teeth to give them a very natural appearance and function.
Types of Dentures
Dentures can be partial or complete. Complete dentures are used if all teeth in a row are missing, but partial dentures can be fabricated around natural teeth that still remain. A partial denture not only fills in spaces created by missing teeth but also prevents other teeth from shifting. It is always our goal to preserve natural teeth whenever possible.
Complete and partial dentures may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional denture is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking about 4 to 6 weeks. During this time, the patient will be without teeth.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, we will typically take new impressions for a new denture or make the proper adjustments to the existing appliance. This is a common option for patients who are concerned about having to go without teeth during the healing phase of treatment.
Treatment with Dentures in Sarasota, FL
Before treatment, we will work with you to determine if you want traditional or implant-supported dentures. Our team will also determine if you require a partial or complete denture. We will discuss every step of dentures process before beginning, to ensure that patients are aware of the treatment process. We take multiple dental impressions to create the base and false teeth to create an immediate denture. Additionally, we work with patients to color-match the false teeth if they have many of their natural teeth left. This ensures that dentures blend in seamlessly with patients surrounding teeth, and are virtually indistinguishable to the naked eye.
Dr. Benson has advanced training in implant dentistry and can help edentulous patients achieve a stable new smile with an implant-supported denture. Using several strategically placed implants that hold your denture in place, implant dentures are permanent and stable. Dental implants can create a more stable bite, longer-lasting restorations, and ease of use. Securing dentrues with implants also reduces the risk of jawbone deterioration.
For implant-secured dentures, we begin treatment by taking dental impressions to create a temporary denture. Then, we place the implants. We place the implant posts underneath the gums in the jaw bone. Over time, the implants fuse with the jaw bone in a process called osseointegration to create a stable foundation for the dentures. Once patients gums have healed and the implant has fused with the jawbone, we place an abutement. The abutment is what the dentures will attach to. Once we attach your dentures to the abutemnet, patients leave our office with a new, functioning, and aesthetically pleasing smile.
The process of placing an implant denture may require several months of healing between the two major phases of treatment. Dr. Benson will recommend the most suitable plan for replacing your teeth, and in some cases, immediate placement is possible with advanced planning.
We offer the benefit of in-house digital technology and the ability to perform all phases of treatment in our office. This consistency of care supports a successful outcome and helps patients feel more comfortable throughout the process.
Contact Our Dental Office
Are you missing multiple or all of your permanent teeth? Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Melvin Benson online. You may also call 941-270-9755.