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Full & Partial Dentures

Full and partial dentures are the tried-and-true method designed to replace missing teeth. While full dentures are used for instances where all natural teeth are gone, partial dentures are suitable when some natural teeth remain. Regardless of which removable option our Largo, FL, dentist feels is best for you, both types comfortably improve chewing ability, speech, and facial aesthetics.

Learn more about complete dentures and the partial alternative.

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Ideal Candidates for Dentures

Dentures are a practical solution for those experiencing significant tooth loss due to decay, gum disease, or injury. They are also best for patients looking for cost-effective alternatives to dental implants or dental bridges

Full or partial dentures may be appropriate for you if you:

  • Have Extensive Tooth Loss: Patients who have lost most or all of their teeth will benefit from full dentures to restore functionality and appearance.
  • Have Remaining Natural Teeth: Partial dentures are ideal for those who still have some healthy teeth. These dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from shifting inwards.
  • Want Improved Digestion or Speech: Dentures can help improve chewing ability and speech, which are often compromised when multiple teeth are missing.
  • Prefer a Non-Surgical Solution: For those who may not be candidates for dental implant surgery due to medical reasons or prefer a non-invasive solution, dentures offer an appealing alternative.

From Start to Finish: Having Dentures Made

The process of getting dentures involves multiple steps, but rest assured that our team will be with you along the way to ensure comfort and satisfaction. Those core steps include:

  1. An Initial Consultation:
    • The process begins with a detailed examination of your mouth, including measurements and possibly X-rays. This step is crucial for planning the denture fitting and design. Our dentist will also let you know at this point whether tooth extractions are necessary.
  2. Impressions and Models:
    • Detailed impressions of your jaw and existing teeth are taken. These impressions are used to create a precise model of your mouth.
  3. Trial Fittings:
    • Before the final denture is created, a trial denture is made from the model. This trial version is used to ensure that the color, shape, and fit of the denture align with your needs.
  4. Adjustments and Final Fitting:
    • After the trial period, any necessary adjustments are made. Once everything is perfect, the final denture is created and fitted. Additional appointments may be needed to adjust the fit after you’ve had a chance to use the dentures.

Give Our Largo Office a Call

If you think dentures might be the right solution for you, or if you’re looking to replace old, worn-out dentures, our dentist in Largo, FL, is happy to answer all your questions and guide you through each part of the process. Call or text David W. Piper, DMD Family Dentistry today at (727) 548-7100 to request an appointmentand take the first step toward a brighter, more confident smile.