Dentures in Fort Myers FL
Porto Fino Dental Provides 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 thereof. 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.
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Patient Review By Gary Y
I have the best smile and the whitest teeth on Fort Myers Beach, FL. People come from all over to watch me perform on my Monday night gig at Bonita Bills. I get compliments all the time about my dentures. Thanks for the great service!
- Gary Y
Patient Review By Barry N
I'm writing this review for my husband Barry Nathan He came home this morning from his first visit to Porto Fino Dental. He was so happily impressed with the cheeriness and friendly atmosphere of the office staff. Dr Bocanegra was personable and friendly he made Barry feel at ease and confident in the work to be done. Sometimes after relocating to a different state it's difficult to form new relationships with medical and dental professionals. Barry felt so relieved today and assured that he was in good hands. Sincerely, Barry & Marsha Nathan Sent from my iPhone
- Barry N