Dentures | Brandon FL

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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Raulerson Dental Associates, PA

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The whole staff are friendly and caring but Anna and Dr Alonso are the most caring people I have ever met. In my 57 years I’ve seen a lot of dentist but none like them. I wish I had been coming here ages ago. I will never see anyone else.

- Cathy A

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This was my 1st visit, started out because of broken appliance. They had an appointment same day and no wait time. They fixed my appliance in the office wi about 30 minutes. I dreaded going to dentist bc of my health issues and was at a panic attack level but Jess put me at ease immediately. Dr Alfonso was professional but personable and explained my options and was not pushy and didn’t try do unnecessary procedures. I felt so comfortable with them and impressed I booked my next appointment and I’m looking forward to a great smile once again.

- Kelly D

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I have been to many dental offices but when I walk in to this office it was very nice & omg the staff r so kind they make you feel so welcome there they r so friendly .Iam telling all my family members & all my friends to go there &HUSBAND hates dentist office but he told me he feel good there &was very happy with his dentist thank you so very much for the way to treat us ..(Robert & Joan Perez) Thank you DR, Chairamonte he's awesome!!!!

- robert p

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