Dentures, Bonita Springs

Regain a Complete Smile

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Pelican Landing is the Best Choice for Dentures

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Beautiful & Durable
Custom-Made Dentures

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A Variety of Options to
Suit Your Unique Needs

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Highly Experienced
Dental Team

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My experience at PLD was truly remarkable… Dr. Sara was extremely skilled, gentle, and professional. I highly recommend.

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Certified Google Review Linda T., Bonita Springs, FL
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Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Ultimately, being a good dentures candidate isn’t too tricky. Most who suffer from tooth loss can qualify for the prosthetics. That said, you should consult with our dentists before you decide anything. They’ll determine whether you’re eligible or not for denture treatment. Even if you aren’t, our office can still help by providing alternative options. (You could also become a candidate later through preliminary dental work.) To learn more, just keep reading or contact us for details.

Effects of Missing Teeth

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Before making any treatment decisions, it’s helpful to review tooth loss’s causes and effects. Doing so will help you grasp how dentures improve your oral health.

In essence, someone can lose teeth for a wide range of reasons. A person’s tooth might decay to the point it falls out or needs pulling. Someone else, meanwhile, could get gum disease that wears down the tissues supporting their teeth. You can even lose pearly whites from accidents or injuries.

All that said, the effects of tooth loss are narrow but drastic. An especially notable one is that it makes certain everyday tasks harder – things like eating, speaking, and smiling. On the other hand, the smile gaps left by missing teeth slowly erode your jaw. (This process can trigger a facial collapse.) Those same spaces could also result in your other teeth tilting and falling out.

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

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As said before, lacking teeth is the main qualifying factor for denture candidates. Still, other noteworthy ones exist as well.

Your overall oral health is such a factor. For example, it needs to be decent for dentures to work; unhealthy gums and jaws can’t support the restorations. On the other hand, decayed or sensitive teeth won’t disqualify you. Dentures are great at replacing such pearly whites.

Meanwhile, the number of missing teeth is also relevant. How many you’ve lost determines the kind of denture you need. If you only lost a few teeth, you’ll likely need a partial type. In contrast, getting a full denture to replace all the teeth along an arch is best.

Finances are yet another worthy consideration. You see, dentures happen to cost less than other tooth replacements. As a result, they’re ideal for patients on small budgets.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

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Even if you aren’t a good dentures candidate, you still have options. We at Pelican Landing Dental provide several other restoration treatments. The most common of these are the following:

  • Dental Bridges – Dental bridges are fixed restorations. Made of crowns fused to a pontic, they clasp onto nearby teeth to support themselves. As such, they work best when replacing a few teeth at a time.
  • Dental Implants – Put simply, dental implants are titanium screws set in your jawbone. They act as replacement tooth roots by slowly fusing with your jaw. (In doing so, they look like natural teeth and don’t slip or fall.) Due to their high quality, though, implants are pricier than other restorations.

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Treatment Options

  • Complete/Full Dentures
  • Immediate Dentures
  • Removable Partial Dentures
  • Overdentures
  • Hybrid Dentures

How Dentures Are Made

Today's dentures are nothing like what they were back in the day. At Pelican Landing Dental, we know dentures aren't one-size-fits-all. Creating these prosthetics takes time and attention to detail to ensure they fit perfectly in your unique mouth. By taking some time to learn a bit about the fabrication process, you’ll value your dentures even more!

Benefits of Dentures

  • Durable & Natural-Looking
  • Fast Treatment with Long-Lasting Results
  • Regain a Filled-Out Facial Appearance
  • Comfortably Eat a Nutritious Diet
  • A Cost-Effective Tooth Loss Solution
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Denture FAQs

Click on any question below to learn the answer.

QCan Anyone Get Dentures?

Dentures are a classic, reliable restoration that practically any adult with many missing teeth can benefit from. However, oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease can be made worse by dentures if they’re left untreated. So first, we’ll need to make sure that your mouth is healthy before we can begin fitting you with dentures.
In addition to good oral health, patients who are interested in implant dentures (overdentures or hybrid dentures) will also need to be in good general health and have adequate jawbone density.

QWhat’s the Best Type of Denture?

Many people are somewhat surprised to learn that there are so many different types of dentures. It can feel somewhat overwhelming trying to pick which one is best for your unique smile! That’s why if you’re interested in dentures, your first step should be to come visit us for a consultation. We’ll discuss your goals for your smile and fully explain all your options. Then, we’ll help you choose which one will most effectively achieve your desired results while taking into consideration your budget and lifestyle.

QCan I Sleep While Wearing My Dentures?

We understand — no one wants to be caught without their teeth. However, dentures are not meant to be worn all day every day. During your first week or so of wearing dentures, we may recommend that you wear them to sleep in order to help your mouth adjust. After that, it’s important that you take them out at the end of every day and soak them overnight. This mitigates plaque and bacteria buildup on your dentures and encourages healthy gum tissue.
On the other hand, implant dentures are a different story. Overdentures will need to be removed every night for cleanings, but you can put them back in when you go to bed. Fixed hybrid dentures can only be removed by a dentist, so you don’t have to worry about taking them out at all!

QWhat Can I Eat With Dentures?

You’ll be able to eat most of your favorite foods with dentures. However, most patients will need an adjustment period while they navigate how to chew with their new teeth. After some time and practice, you should be able to eat normally. Even then, it may take a little bit of patience and adhesive to get used to eating harder or sticky foods.
Once again, this isn’t the case with implant dentures. Since these types of restorations are anchored into your jaw, you should be able to eat just like natural right away as soon as you heal from your treatment.