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Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

The benefits of a full and healthy smile are endless, and for many people, dentures are the best way to enjoy a complete set of teeth again. If you’re interested in restoring your smile with dentures, schedule a visit with Tanya Orr, DDS. Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry provides its patients with exceptional dentures so that they can get back to smiling again. Call the Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, office today or schedule your appointment online.

Dentures Q & A

Why should I get dentures?

Dentures enhance your appearance and oral health in a variety of different ways. They can:

  • Improve your ability to speak and chew properly
  • Make it easier to eat harder foods
  • Fill in the holes in your smile
  • Prevent your facial muscles from sagging in

Even if you still have teeth, dentures can benefit you by replacing teeth that are particularly troublesome or unsightly. 

What types of dentures do you offer?

There are two main types of dentures:

Complete dentures

Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in your jaw. They attach over your gums on your top or bottom arch and are held in place by suction or adhesive.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are used to replace teeth in your smile when you still have healthy natural teeth that you want to hold on to. 

The base of a partial denture fits over the sections of your gums where you’re missing teeth, and opens up in the spots where you still have teeth, allowing your natural and artificial teeth to work side-by-side. 

How long do dentures last?

Missing teeth tend to lead to changes in the size and shape of your jawbone, and as time passes, your dentures might no longer fit properly. 

When that happens, you simply come in to Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry to get your dentures relined or refitted. The skilled team will have your dentures feeling and working better in no time.

How do dentures feel?

Dentures might feel slightly awkward at first. This is to be expected, though, as the muscles in your mouth learn to hold the dentures in place and adjust to working with them. 

During this adjustment period, your dentures might feel loose or bulky, and you might notice an increased flow of saliva. 

In rare cases, you might experience some soreness or temporary nausea. These symptoms typically fade within a few weeks, after which point you should actually start to feel better with your dentures in than you do with them out!

Get on the road back to a healthy smile by scheduling a dentures consultation with Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry today. You can book your visit by phone or online.