If you need dentures, you need a specialist who will make them comfortable and natural-looking.
At Schmitt Prosthodontics in Altamonte Springs, FL, we don't just make dentures. We combine artistry and science to truly transform lives.
Discover how you can benefit from custom-made dentures by prosthodontist Scott Schmitt...
Dr. Schmitt Explains Dentures "Dentures Are Both an Art and a Science"
Life-Changing Transformations Before and After Dentures
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Get Started with a Consultation Dr. Schmitt Wants to Answer Your Questions
If you want to know more about dentures for yourself or for a family member, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our office in Altamonte Springs, FL.
Dr. Schmitt places great value on initial consultations, and he is committed to spending as much time as necessary with every individual who visits our practice. You can trust that you will leave your consultation with your questions answered and with a clear understanding of your dental options.
We regularly treat patients from throughout Greater Orlando. We are happy to meet new patients with or without referrals from general dentists.
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What Are Dentures?
A denture is a prosthetic device that replaces missing or unhealthy teeth. It provides support for your lips and cheeks and makes eating and smiling much easier.
Partial dentures are designed to replace a few missing teeth while fitting alongside natural teeth. Full dentures, on the other hand, replace a complete dental arch.
Well-made dentures can provide a huge boost to your self-confidence when you have lost your teeth.
The Basics of Implants
For ultimate stability and confidence, you can choose a denture supported by dental implants.
Dental implants are titanium screw-like devices that replace lost tooth roots. Implants fuse with your natural bone tissue and can then support full or partial dentures.
As a specialist in tooth replacement, Dr. Schmitt has decades of experience in implant dentistry. He can coordinate your implant treatment from our office in Altamonte Springs, FL, ensuring you end up with a smile that is functional and natural-looking.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
The All-on-4® approach is a landmark in modern dental care.
Before, implant-supported dentures could require as many as eight individual implants. Now, thanks to All-on-4, dentists can attach a full denture to just four implants.
There are numerous benefits to choosing the All-on-4 approach. It requires less healthy bone tissue than traditional implant placement, so many patients who would otherwise need a bone graft are candidates. These implants can also support a denture immediately following placement.
Extractions and Dentures in One Day
Dental extractions are sometimes necessary before a patient can receive dentures. If you need an extraction, you don't have to worry about walking out of our office with no teeth. We will make a set of dentures before your extraction procedure, and we can place them immediately after the teeth are removed.
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Life with Dentures What to Expect
Before you receive dentures from our practice in Altamonte Springs, FL, it's important that you have appropriate expectations about what life with dentures will be like. Wearing dentures is a skill. It must be learned just like any other skill. It will be difficult at first, but your level of adaptability and attitude will play a large role.
The First Few Days
- You should eat a soft diet for the first few days. You should select foods that you can cut and place into the back of your mouth. Once you are chewing, you should learn to chew on both sides at once. Two-sided chewing will help stabilize the dentures.
- Excess saliva and gagging are problems that should subside after the first week.
- Your lower denture will probably be harder to adjust to than your upper denture. This is due to many factors: your lower jaw moving, your tongue moving, your lower jawbone being smaller, the lack of a good suction seal.
- Initially, chewing will be difficult and your speech will sound funny. You will learn to manage these problems better.
- Good nutrition and/or multivitamins will improve your ability to successfully wear your dentures.
- Dentures should be removed overnight, if possible. This rest period is essential for the long-term health of your gums and underlying bone.
- You should have two toothbrushes: one denture brush for the denture and one soft toothbrush for the gums and tongue. Never use toothpaste on dentures. It is too abrasive and will damage the plastic. Use soft soap or water. Soaking dentures is not a substitute for brushing.
- Dentures that are out of your mouth should be stored in clean water. This will prevent warpage that can occur when the plastic dries out.
- After teeth are removed, the jawbone will slowly shrink away. Significant changes usually occur within six to ten years. Wearing dentures actually accelerates this process. Wearing poorly fitting dentures will accelerate it even more. Dental implants can help stop this shrinkage.
- If you had teeth removed at the same time you received your denture, your gums will change greatly in the first six months. After six to nine months, a reline processed by the laboratory will be necessary.