What are Dentures?
Over time, teeth can wear down, decay, or break. Most adults over age 35 have lost at least one tooth, and 50 million Americans have lost all of their teeth. Dentures are a removable, long-term solution to missing teeth that can restore speech and chewing ability, as well as improve self-confidence. Miami / North Miami Beach dentures provider Dr. Edderai offers different types of dentures to accommodate your oral health needs.
These dentures replace all of the upper and/or lower teeth. Dr. Edderai will first extract any unhealthy teeth, and then take impressions to send to a dental laboratory. The lab handcrafts the dentures based on Dr. Edderai’s design. He will consult with you about the desired tooth shape and color, and he’ll also create an optimally aligned bite. The retention and fit depends largely on the condition of your gum ridges. Because gum tissue changes over time, full dentures will need to be realigned every seven to 10 years.
If you have missing teeth scattered throughout your smile, partial dentures offer an affordable solution. The partial denture consists of artificial teeth on a gum-colored base secured to remaining teeth with hidden clasps. You will need to carefully maintain your partial denture and the surrounding teeth to prevent additional tooth loss.
If your remaining teeth are worn, discolored, and non-functional, Dr. Edderai may suggest an over denture, which allows you to keep your tooth roots. The tooth roots stimulate the jaw bone and prevent gum recession and bone deterioration, so we recommend preserving them when possible. An over denture rests over existing teeth, which are capped to prevent decay. Alternatively, over dentures can be secured to dental implants (artificial tooth roots). Over dentures offer greater stability and don’t have to be realigned as often, because the gum and bone tissues recede less.
To reserve your personal consultation with Dr. Edderai, call today at 305-947-7999 or make an appointment online. Dr. Edderai serves the Miami Beach area, including Aventura, Miami, North Miami Beach, Bay Harbor, Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood, with comprehensive cosmetic and general dentistry for smiles that last.
Video: Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai Discusses Different Denture Options
Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai discusses the different types of dentures available at this North Miami Beach dental practice.