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dentures can restore a person’s smile and confidence. Nowadays, dentures look and perform just like natural teeth. These replaceable appliances help those who have lost natural teeth because of gum disease or tooth decay.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures consist of artificial teeth and gums that dentists shape to fit the mouth. Dentures can replace teeth on the top or bottom, depending on the tooth loss. At My Dentist of Port St. Lucie, we ensure dentures fit perfectly and match the person’s appearance.

Types of Dentures

Dentures come in a variety of materials and serve different purposes. A dentist can determine whether a person needs dental implants or dentures.

  • Full dentures: Complete dentures use an acrylic or porcelain base to match the color of the gums. A full set can replace all missing teeth with upper and lower dentures.
  • Partial dentures: Partial upper or lower removable dentures fill in the gaps of missing teeth. For people missing a few teeth, partial dentures can unclip, and a person can take them out when needed.
  • Conventional dentures: These dentures fit a person’s mouth with near-perfect accuracy. Dentures require a waiting period following extraction and gum tissue healing. Placement takes place eight to 12 weeks after teeth removal.
  • Temporary dentures: The dentist can fit temporary dentures after tooth removal. People wear temporary dentures until the new permanent dentures arrive. Normal food habits can resume without applying too much pressure on the teeth.

Benefits of Dentures

dentures provide all-day comfort by conforming to the shape of a person’s mouth. Dentures can improve a person’s ability to interact socially in the office and at home. Custom dentures do not irritate gums or palates and have many benefits.

Increased Self-esteem

Dentures can help people with dental problems feel more confident. Dentures add value to a person’s appearance and boost self-esteem and well-being. Many people with missing teeth have failing facial features, which dentures can restore.

Improved Speech

People may have trouble speaking if missing teeth cause the tongue and lips to change positions. Missing teeth can make speaking difficult and cause several other problems, such as dry mouth, which can lead to bad breath and gingivitis. Dentures come fitted with a double seal that helps keep a person’s mouth healthy and teeth positioned perfectly.

Improved Chewing Ability

Losing all or some front teeth can make eating difficult or impossible. Dentures allow people to chew food normally and enjoy eating again without worrying about pain or discomfort.

Professional Denture Treatment in  

Most people can get dentures without any preparation or additional procedures. Some cases require oral surgery to prepare the jawbone to support full or partial dentures. The dentist will take an impression of the entire mouth to create custom dentures.

At My Dentist of Port St. Lucie, we use the latest dental technologies and techniques to build the best dentures. We provide a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental services.


Contact My Dentist of Port St. Lucie today for more information on dentures. Call us at (772) 878-7525.

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