Dentures, as a medical device, are often associated with imagery of an elderly man or woman who has few to no teeth left. However, this is not always the case. Dentures can help everyone of all ages feel more confident and comfortable with their smile.

At Comprehensive Dental Care, our premier dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth. We can create either full or partial dentures, depending on how many teeth you have missing.

Improve your ability to talk, eat, and smile with new dentures fitted to your needs. Contact us today to schedule professional dental care in Gainesville, Florida!

Full Dentures vs. Partial Dentures

Full dentures replace all of a patient’s teeth. Typically made out of acrylic, full dentures also tend to be fixed inside of the mouth.

On the other hand, partial dentures only replace a small portion of teeth – not the entire upper and lower set.

Removable Dentures vs. Fixed Dentures

Removable dentures, whether full or partial, can be taken out at night. These dentures tend to be more affordable than fixed dentures and are easier to clean.

Fixed dentures are often made on an acrylic base to resemble the gums. The artificial teeth fit over the gums.

While removable dentures can accidentally fall out, fixed dentures are made to stay in place. Fixed dentures are fitted through implant support treatments or fixed implant reconstruction. Ultimately, fixed dentures offer stability and a natural appearance you are sure to love.

Contact Comprehensive Dental Care to see what type of dentures would best suit your needs. Schedule an appointment with our dental office today!

Denture Materials

Dentures can be composed out of a wide variety of materials, including acrylic, porcelain, and metal.

Acrylic dentures are easy to adjust and are an affordable option, but their lifespan is short. Depending on the individual, most acrylic dentures may need replaced after 5-8 years.

Porcelain dentures are more durable than acrylic; however, they are often more expensive. Porcelain teeth can withstand most wear and tear. Additionally, the replacement teeth found in porcelain dentures tend to be more realistic than those of other denture types.

For metal dentures, the clasp or the palate layer is made out of metal. These dentures are durable and long-lasting, but do not offer a realistic appearance.

At Comprehensive Dental Care, our dentists in Gainesville, Florida can provide you with high-quality dentures in a wide assortment of materials. Contact us today for more information!