Sunrise Emergency & Family Dental Care

1700 Wells Rd, Suite 19
Orange Park, FL 32073
904-586-1234

1700 Wells Rd, Suite 19
Orange Park, FL 32073
904-586-1234

Dentures in Orange Park, FL

If you have missing teeth, one of the most popular and quick options is dentures. They are a removable dental appliance that is used to replace missing teeth. Sunrise Emergency & Family Dental Care offers quality dentures in Orange Park, FL and the surrounding communities for those who want to improve their smile and regain their confidence. 

What Are Dentures?

A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.

Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.

  • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
  • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
  • An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
  • A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.

The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination of both. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.

Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.

Types of Dentures We Offer

1. Complete Dentures

Also known as full dentures, these replace all of a patient’s teeth. They sit on top of the gums, as opposed to dental bridges, which are anchored to existing teeth.

2. Partial Dentures

These are used when only some of the teeth need to be replaced. They are attached to existing teeth and also cover the gums and bones where teeth are missing.

3. Immediate Dentures

These are pre-made and can be inserted immediately after the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures are typically used as a temporary solution while the patient waits for their long-term dentures to be made.

4. Overdentures

These are similar to complete dentures, but they are held in place by dental implants. Overdentures can be more stable and comfortable than traditional complete dentures.

5. Implant-Supported Dentures

As the name suggests, these dentures are supported by and attached to dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone and acts as an artificial tooth root.

6. Snap-In Dentures

Also known as snap-on or locator dentures, these are a type of overdenture that is held in place by locator attachments embedded within the tissue side of the denture. The locator attachments snap onto the implants, providing a secure fit.

7. Flexible Dentures

These are a comfortable, lightweight option that fits snugly over your gums. They are made from a thin thermoplastic material like nylon, instead of the thick, rigid acrylic used in full dentures.

Benefits of Dentures

  • Improve appearance
  • Restore function
  • Prevent further tooth loss
  • Boost self-confidence

Finding Quality Dentures in Orange Park, FL 

If you are searching for quality dentures in Orange Park, FL, Sunrise Emergency & Family Dental Care is here to help. Our experienced team offers various types of dentures to suit your needs and provide you with a natural-looking, comfortable smile.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our denture options!

DENTAL ANXIETY AND PHOBIA

IF YOU HAVE A FEAR OF DENTAL WORK

In fact, some studies show that up to 75% of Americans experience some level of dental related fear and 20% avoid dental care because of it. If you have a fear of dental work, we want you to know that making you feel comfortable and safe at our office is our first priority. Dental anxieties and phobias present themselves in a wide variety of ways, and specific fears vary from person to person. Dental anxiety may be mild to moderate, and often takes the form of a general sense of worry and apprehension when thinking about an upcoming procedure.