Dentures are a great choice if you need a replacement for missing teeth. Dentures can restore the appearance of your smile and make it easier to eat and speak with full confidence. Top dentist Dr. Dieter Burr can create either partial or full removable dentures for residents in Merritt Island, FL. Full dentures replace all the teeth in your lower arch, upper arch or both compared to partial dentures that leave some of your natural teeth to act as support. At Merritt Island Center for Dentistry, we can help you understand whether partial or full dentures are best for your goals, and then have your dentures made custom to look natural. Make an appointment with Dr. Burr to get more information about dentures.
Best Candidates for Dentures
You could be an ideal candidate for dentures if you have suffered the loss of many teeth, but you still have healthy gums and a strong jawbone. If you still have natural teeth, they can either be removed if you want a full denture or you can keep them as support for a partial. During your consultation with Dr. Burr, he will assess your mouth and discuss your choices to fit your needs and budget.
What To Expect
In some cases, Dr. Burr will perform an extraction on any teeth before impressions are taken, which will help make your custom dentures. Partial dentures will be shaded to blend with your remaining teeth for an attractive appearance. As soon as your dentures are crafted, Dr. Burr will adjust the fit so they are comfortable and secure. He will also go over the best way to clean and care for your new dentures.
It may take some time before your dentures feel comfortable and natural; however, eventually it should become easier to speak and eat normally. In case your dentures feel loose, come back to Merritt Island Center for Dentistry to get your dentures readjusted. You will need to clean your dentures with a toothbrush two times a day. When you take out your dentures, they need to be soaked so they don't dry out. You should continue to attend exams and cleanings at Merritt Island Center for Dentistry so Dr. Burr can check the fit and wear of your dentures and the overall health of your mouth. He will let you know when you need to have your dentures replaced or repaired; however, with proper treatment, your custom dentures can last for many years.
If you are using insurance, some of the expenses of your custom dentures will typically be paid. Our office will talk to your insurance company to determine your exact coverage and personal expenses. During your consultation with Dr. Burr, he will customize your treatment so your dentures match your budget and needs. To help make your denture affordable, whether you have dental insurance or not, Merritt Island Center for Dentistry takes several payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
Enjoy the ability to confidently speak and eat when your smile is replaced with removable dentures. Dr. Burr is pleased to offer custom removable partial and full dentures for his patients in Merritt Island, FL. Learn more about how dentures can give you back your oral health by making an appointment at Merritt Island Center for Dentistry. We look forward to helping you acquire that gorgeous smile you desire.