At Alliance Dental, we place patient health and comfort first. Dr. Spaska Malaric works with our patients to enhance their health and quality of life. When it comes to dentures, this is especially important. Having a skilled dentist who knows how to design dentures that fit great, feel comfortable, and look natural can make all the difference.
If you are missing all of your teeth on your upper or lower arch, you probably need complete dentures. Complete dentures should fit well in order to function properly. To start, we will take dental impressions so that Dr. Malaric can begin the design process.
Next, she will discuss how you want your dentures to look. Her guidance and experience will give you natural-looking, attractive results you will feel proud of. The size, shape, and color of your teeth need to match your age, complexion, gender, and facial structure so that your dentures look like the teeth you were born to have.
Once she designs your dentures, our trusted dental lab will create them. She will perform a fitting to make sure they feel comfortable and follow up with a recheck to make sure that they continue to function well and feel great. Once you have your complete dentures, it is still important to maintain regular dental exams so that we can check your dentures for damage and perform life-saving oral cancer screenings.
Partial dentures can replace a number of missing teeth. Usually, they are made of metal or lightweight, gum-colored resin, and artificial teeth. Your natural teeth will provide an anchor for your partial dentures and hold them in place. Since your partial denture will be part of your existing smile, we will closely match your denture teeth to your remaining natural teeth, so your smile looks seamless. Your partial denture relies on the health of your remaining teeth, so good oral hygiene is important, as with all dentistry. Since your body changes over time, you may find that your partial denture needs a periodic adjustment to keep it fitting properly.
Some people want more stability when it comes to their dentures. That is why many of our patients choose to have implant-retained dentures. By having several strategically placed dental implants, we can anchor your denture to your implants to avoid slipping, moving, and denture sores. Implant-retained dentures also have the added benefit of helping to prevent bone loss that occurs with missing teeth.
If you have missing teeth, contact our Fort Myers dental office at (239) 939-2433 to schedule an exam with Dr. Spaska Malaric. She and our entire team at Alliance Dental look forward to finding the tooth-replacement option that will work best for you and your lifestyle.