Dentures Tampa, FL

If you are suffering from missing teeth or have been disappointed with the fit and comfort of your current denture, Dr. Toan Tran can help. At Mangrove Bay Dentistry in Oldsmar (Tampa), FL we offer affordable custom-made dentures that can dramatically improve the look and function of your smile.

When you visit our office for a denture consultation, we'll take the time to go over all your tooth replacement options. If our dentist determines that dentures are a good fit for you, we'll help guide you through every step of the treatment process. Dr. Tran is dedicated to individualized comprehensive dentistry that conservatively provides patients with the best, most predictable results. He wants you to have lasting satisfaction with the custom denture he provides.

What Are The Different Types Of Dentures?

There are two basic types of removable dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some of your natural teeth remain. Dr. Tran also collaborates with preferred implant surgeons to replace missing teeth with implant-supported crowns, multi-unit bridges, mini-implant supported dentures, and complete hybrid overdentures retained on implants.

Complete Removable Dentures

If you are missing all of your teeth, a full set of natural-looking teeth can be provided with a complete removable denture. These dentures have an acrylic plastic base that is colored to look like gum tissue. An upper complete denture will cover the roof of your mouth. In the case of an upper or lower complete denture, a denture adhesive can be used to improve retention and biting force. You will remove your complete denture(s) for cleaning and for sleeping.

If you are wearing a complete denture and are in need of adjustment or a new denture, we can immediately make impressions for an exact fit. If you have recently lost one or more teeth or had teeth removed in order to have a complete denture, your gum tissue will change as it heals. Healing typically takes 4 to 6 months. In the meantime, Dr. Tran will provide you with a temporary "immediate" denture and adjust it as the gum tissue changes. When your gum tissue has become stable, we will make the impressions for your new custom denture.

Partial Removable Dentures

Today, there are multiple materials (including flexible Valplast) and many forms of partial dentures. All partial dentures attach to adjacent teeth for support and have a gum-colored portion meant to blend into the existing gum tissue. You will remove a partial denture for cleaning. Today, clasps are designed in flexible, clear, tooth-colored or pink acrylic to show as little as possible.

Removable Overdentures

In some cases, a removable partial or complete overdenture may be fabricated to be worn on top of tooth roots remaining in the mouth. In these cases, a denture composed of prosthetic gum tissue and teeth is placed over the gum ridge. There is a risk of future root decay and low denture stability with this option so it is usually only recommended in certain cases.

Denture Replacement

When tooth roots are missing from the jawbone, the bone tissue undergoes resorption and the shape of the jawbone diminishes over time. When this occurs, the gum tissue over the jawbone changes in shape to conform to the underlying bone. As bone resorption continues over a period of 5 to 7 years, your complete denture will likely need to be relined to maintain a good fit. If your current denture is uncomfortable or has become too loose, we recommend being fitted for a new denture for best results.

What Are The Benefits Of Dentures?

Dentures are a popular tooth replacement solution and provide many benefits including:

  • Natural looking appearance
  • Removable for easy cleaning & maintenance
  • Cost-effective
  • Comfortable fit
  • Provides support for your face and jaw
  • Allows you to eat and speak normally

Call Mangrove Bay Dentistry Today

There is nothing more frustrating than an ill-fitting denture. Today, there are many materials and methods for providing you with the solutions you need so you can eat, smile and speak with confidence again. If you or a family member is missing teeth, Dr. Toan Tran has extensive experience in providing custom dentures to restore quality of life.

Call us today (813) 544-6778 to schedule your denture consultation.

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