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Partials and Dentures
with Dr. Ben Tindal in Sarasota, FL

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Dentures
at Tindal Prosthodontics

Multiple missing teeth are a problem faced by millions of Americans, and for many of them, they also have to deal with uncomfortable and unreliable dentures they can’t trust to stay in place. At Tindal Prosthodontics, we can completely solve both problems using our custom-made dentures. Modern-day dentures are more comfortable, natural-looking, and durable than ever, and with one designed by a certified prosthodontist like Dr. Tindal, they can make it feel like your teeth never went missing.

We can provide all manner of dentures to reverse any degree of tooth loss. Partial dentures are designed to replace multiple teeth along a single arch, whether they are consecutive or not, and full dentures can help a patient who is missing an entire row of teeth. In any case, Dr. Tindal will make sure you leave our office with a dental prosthetic you can trust to look and feel great for many years to come. He can even provide implant-retained dentures so patients can enjoy the most stable and secure fit possible.

Our dentures are designed to improve a person’s appearance, oral health, and quality of life at the same time, and that’s exactly what they can do for you. To learn more about your denture options with us, contact us today.

benefits of dentures

​Dr. Tindal is a highly qualified prosthodontist who possesses extensive knowledge of how the oral structures work, and he specializes in creating functional and natural-looking replacement teeth. With his expertise, you can rest assured that your dentures will be both comfortable and beautiful.​

Improved ability to chew and speak: Dentures can provide you with a strong bite force. You may need to adjust some of your eating habits if you choose traditional dentures, but implant-retained dentures function almost as well as natural teeth.

Restoring the appearance of your smile: Dentures can help restore your confidence by improving the appearance of your smile, which can improve your self-esteem and social interactions.

Cost-effective: Dentures are a more affordable option compared to other tooth replacement options, such as dental implants or bridges.

Easy to care for: Dentures are easy to clean and maintain with proper care, making them a convenient and practical option for many people.

Non-invasive: Unlike other tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, dentures are a non-invasive option that does not require surgery.

Customizable: Dentures can be customized to fit your individual needs and preferences, including the size, shape, and color of the teeth.

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types of dentures

In order to help you find the right denture option, you’ll need to visit us for a consultation appointment. We’ll review your smile, walk you through all of your treatment options, and partner with you to create a plan to fully repair the form and function of your smile.

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A partial denture replaces multiple teeth throughout an arch, even if the missing teeth are not adjacent to one another. You can think of this type of prosthesis as a puzzle piece; it may be an odd shape, but it fits in exactly where it is needed. In addition to preventing your remaining naturel teeth from drifting out of place, a partial denture can restore your smile’s appearance and improve your ability to chew. It may require clips or other attachments to keep it secure in the mouth.

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Traditional Dentures

No Attachment for Stability | Can Be Remove

A full denture is designed to replace an entire arch of teeth — either the upper arch or the lower arch. It has a gum-colored base that attaches to your gums via natural suction or with the help of a mild denture adhesive. The teeth that go on top of the base may be made either of acrylic or porcelain; both materials are durable and natural-looking. The fit of your full denture may change over time, so we encourage you to visit us for periodic adjustments.

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Implant Retained Dentures

Snaps in place | Can be Removed

As its name implies, an implant-retained denture gains its support from four to six implants that are placed within the jawbone rather than from natural suction or adhesive. Therefore, it is the sturdiest way to treat extensive tooth loss. Also, because the implants bond with the bone around them, they can prevent your jaw from deteriorating and changing shape. This may enable your dentures to last for several decades.

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Implant Supported Dentures

Screw Retained | Can not be Removed

Implant-supported dentures provide the most natural solution to traditional dentures, as the denture teeth are permanently attached to the implants below. Unlike implant-retained dentures, implant-supported dentures cannot be removed for cleaning and are resistant to dislodging, making them capable of handling the full force of a bite. 

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understanding the cost of dentures

The cost of dentures in Sarasota can vary greatly from patient to patient. After all, no two smiles are exactly alike! When you visit us for your denture consultation, we’ll provide you with more details on how much you can expect your treatment to cost. You can learn more about the different factors that influence the cost of dentures, along with different payment options, by reading below.  

The cost of your new smile will depend on:

  • Any preliminary treatments needed – You may need to have your remaining teeth extracted before you can get dentures.

  • The type of denture you choose – Implant-retained prostheses tend to cost more than their traditional counterparts. Likewise, a full denture may cost more than a partial.

  • The material used to create your denture – Both acrylic and porcelain teeth provide function and beauty, but porcelain may cost more.

 

Some patients are tempted to shop around to find the cheapest dentures available. However, when it comes to dental restorations, an extremely low price tag usually indicates low quality. You will be wearing your dentures every day, so it’s important to invest in a pair that will fit comfortably and hold up to normal wear and tear.

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  • Are implant dentures more expensive?
    Yes, implant dentures in Sarasota are typically more expensive than traditional dentures, but for good reason. Unlike traditional dentures that rest on top of gums, dental implants fuse directly with the jawbone. This gives implant dentures maximum support, prevents slipping, and provides greater chewing power. Implant dentures also appear more permanent and lifelike. In addition, even though they cost more upfront, dental implants can last for decades with proper care. Traditional dentures, on the other hand, usually must be replaced every five to seven years.
  • How do I clean my dentures?
    Exactly how you care for your dentures will depend on what type of prosthesis you have. With non-implant dentures, you’ll need to remove them every night and soak them in a special solution. Gently brushing them, and making sure your gums are clean, will help you prevent sores and bad breath. Some implant-retained dentures are permanently fixed in the mouth. You can care for these in almost exactly the same way you would care for natural teeth.
  • Can you sleep with dentures in?
    Regardless of the type of dentures you're using, wearing them in your sleep is a bad idea, and will cause you a number of health issues down the line. To keep your mouth bacteria-free, your gums healthy, and your bones unaltered and strong, make sure to remove your dentures every night before going to sleep.
  • What to expect my first day with dentures?
    It's normal to develop sore spots during the first few days of wearing dentures. You may also have more saliva. Gum tissue contracts as it heals. For this reason, you may need to visit our office several times so your dentures fit comfortably.
  • How long does it take to get dentures from start to finish?
    As an estimate it often takes approximately between six weeks to three months but may take longer and will depend on whether or not you require any teeth to be extracted, the healing time and whether or not it is a full denture or partial denture.
  • Who cannot get dentures?
    The only real concern for denture candidates is their jawbone health. This is because tooth loss causes the jawbone to deteriorate and weaken. Consequently, without a stable foundation, patients cannot get dental implants for implant-supported dentures. A weakened jawbone can also cause issues for traditional dentures. This is where we may suggest bone grafts and dental implants, a consultation is your first step to understanding what treatment options are best for you!
  • How can I get rid of denture sores?
    Salt Water Rinse. Warm salt water rinses are recommended for a number of types of mouth sores and oral health conditions, and they can also be used to treat denture sores. ... Give Your Mouth a Break. ... Good Oral Hygiene. ... Relieve the Pain. ... Consult With Your Dentist.
  • Can you help with my ill-fitting denture?
    Yes! If you have a denture that is constantly popping, clicking, or moving around in your mouth, we can help stabilize it using dental implants. Implant-retained dentures are attached directly to the jawbone using prosthetic tooth roots to deliver the most secure fit possible. We can upgrade traditional dentures to fit over implants or provide you with a completely new prosthetic.
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