Full Dentures Tampa, FL

Tooth loss can happen for several reasons, including dental decay, gum disease, and trauma. Regardless of how you lost your teeth, your Tampa dentist wants to help restore your beautiful smile. For fully edentulous patients, the best way to do this is with a complete set of dentures. Dr. Nick Kavouklis uses advanced techniques, biocompatible materials, and years of cosmetic and restorative dentistry expertise to give you a smile you can’t wait to share with the world.

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What Are Full Dentures in Tampa?

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A fully edentulous patient has lost all their teeth on one or both arches. A set of custom-fabricated artificial teeth can restore the missing teeth.

Complete dentures are fabricated using models of the patient’s mouth, including each arch. The dentures fit snugly against the arches, providing the patient with teeth they can eat with, and that can help improve their speech and appearance.

The dentures are removable, so the patient can easily clean the dentures (and their gum tissue) each morning and night.

The artificial teeth are fabricated out of acrylic or porcelain and are carefully placed in a pink acrylic base to match the shade of the gum tissue. The dentures are held in place by suction between the denture and the arch. Over time, dentures can become loose, so patients may opt for denture adhesive to secure the dentures in place.

What Are the Benefits of Complete Dentures in Tampa?

When you have a full set of teeth, it’s easier to speak and eat. You’ll feel more comfortable and confident talking with people and sharing your smile with them when you have complete dentures.

When you’re missing your teeth, it’s hard to chew on foods you once loved, like meat, nuts, and crunchy foods like vegetables or crusty bread. A complete set of dentures allows you to eat your favorite foods again. And if you’re able to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutrient-dense foods, you’ll be able to assimilate more nutrients, which promotes better overall health.

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What Happens During a Denture Appointment?

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Your dentist will take impressions of your arches, which will be used to fabricate custom models. A dental lab technician will use those models to create your dentures. Your Tampa dentist will work closely with the lab tech to ensure you get a set of dentures you love. We’ll choose the shade and shape of the teeth that match your previous smile or give you a Hollywood Smile if that’s what you prefer.

What to Expect When You Get a Full Set of Dentures in Tampa

At first, your dentures may take a bit of getting used to, but with some practice, you will get used to them fairly quickly. You might speak with a lisp at first, but with practice, you’ll start talking like usual in no time. It might also feel awkward to chew with your dentures, but they’ll feel like your own teeth the more you practice!

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How to Take Care of Your Complete Dentures

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You know the importance of daily home care for your teeth and gums. Your dentures are no different. If you want them to last for years, you’ll need to clean them daily. Brush them only using a specialized denture brush. Normal toothbrushes are too abrasive for the acrylic and can scratch it, causing your dentures to harbor bacteria. The bacteria can cause the dentures to smell and stain.

After brushing your dentures thoroughly, allow them to soak in a denture solution overnight.

Make sure to take care of your oral tissues as well. Here are a few home care tips:

  • Use a soft or extra-soft bristled toothbrush to gently brush your gums and tongue to remove food debris and bacteria
  • Keep your mouth moist by rinsing regularly and drinking water throughout the day
  • Keep lips moisturized with a lip gloss or balm
  • Avoid sleeping in your dentures – your gums need a chance to breathe to stay healthy

Even Edentulous Patients Need Regular Dental Visits

If you lose all your teeth, does that mean you don’t need to go to the dentist anymore? Definitely not. Going to the dentist twice a year is still highly recommended. Your Tampa dentist needs to monitor your oral health and check for diseases like oral cancer. They can also use these appointments to professionally clean your dentures and ensure they still fit like a glove!

Contact your Tampa dentist to see how complete dentures can restore your beautiful smile!

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