Using dentures and partials to replace one or more missing teeth in the smile

While tooth loss can impact your oral health, as well as the smile’s function and appearance, it is vital that you speak to an experienced restorative dentist who can evaluate your situation and make recommendations for solving your tooth loss dilemma. At Highland Dental Clinic of South Lakeland, Florida, Dr. Blanca Fernandez and her team can assist in restoring the smile with dentures and partials. These are just two of several smile restoration options available at her practice.

What are dentures and partials?

Dentures and partials are appliances that are used to replace missing teeth. They are easily removable and replaced, restoring a patient’s ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Dentures and partials also support the lips and cheeks, which can often collapse with time due to significant tooth loss and dental resorption.

We offer several types of dentures and partials, including:

  • Partial dentures. Partial dentures are removable oral appliances designed to replace one or many teeth missing from the dental arch. They are made with a metal framework that uses the surrounding teeth for support and stability and allows false teeth to slide into place exactly where they are needed.
  • Traditional full dentures. High-quality acrylic is used to create full dentures, which consist of false teeth and gum tissues. They can be held in place either by natural suction or with denture adhesives that are readily available and simple to apply. They replace all the teeth in the arch while remaining natural-looking in appearance.
  • Implant-retained dentures. Implant-retained dentures, sometimes known as fixed dentures or implant-supported dentures, are a wonderful solution for patients who need to replace all the teeth but want a more fixed appliance than a traditional full denture. These dentures use four to six implants along the arch to snap into place and ensure better fit, function, and comfort.

Find out if you are a candidate for dentures and partials

Dr. Blanca Fernandez and her team at Highland Dental Clinic are dedicated to ensuring patients have access to solutions for tooth loss and extraction. If you are considering dentures and partials to restore the function, appearance, and overall health of your smile, today is a great time to connect with our team by calling (863)-647-1954 to request an initial consultation appointment and evaluation. Our team is located at 5163 US Highway 98 and is open to new patients and families seeking general, cosmetic, pediatric, emergency, and restorative dentistry!