General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Fort Myers, FL
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Dentures offer a fast path to a strong and healthy smile. One of many treatments available from David M. Martinez, DMD, and the team at First Street Family Dentistry, dentures have helped many residents of Fort Myers, Florida, feel great about their smile. When you’re ready to explore this option in greater detail, call the office to schedule a consultation, or book online in just a few clicks.

Dentures Q & A

What kinds of dentures are available?

Dentures are removable dental devices that replace the visible portion of natural teeth. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, today’s dentures are far more comfortable, durable, and natural-looking than the options available in decades past. 

Full dentures

A full set of dentures replace all of the upper or lower teeth. They consist of artificial teeth secured in a pink acrylic base, crafted to match the appearance of your gum tissue. Full dentures rest on the surface of your gums. 

Partial dentures

Partial dentures replace missing teeth while leaving your remaining healthy teeth in place. They’re crafted to fit around your natural teeth to fill gaps in your smile. Some systems use small hooks to attach to adjacent teeth for a more secure fit. 

Both full and partial dentures can be removed for cleaning. You can also take your dentures out overnight, if you prefer. 

What are some of the benefits of dentures?

If you’re exploring your options for replacing missing teeth, dentures offer an affordable choice. They are less expensive than dental implants or bridges. However, even the best set of dentures will eventually need to be replaced, while implants are permanent. Be sure to factor these costs into your decision-making process. 

Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants, and dentures offer an alternative. If you lack the bone tissue needed to secure implants or cannot withstand oral surgery, dentures can restore your smile. 

How can I take care of my new dentures?

Caring for your dentures is easy. Your dentist provides a special brush to clean your dentures each day. Thorough brushing removes food particles, plaque, and bacteria. That keeps your dentures looking their best and also freshens your breath. Gently brushing your tongue and gums is also an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth.

Be careful about how and where you store your dentures. A special case protects them when they aren’t being worn and helps you avoid accidents that could break or damage your dentures. 

If you notice any damage, schedule a visit to determine if repair or replacement is necessary. 

When you’re ready to learn more, booking a visit is fast and easy whether you choose to reach out online or by phone.