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Dentures In Miami, FL

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Dentures

Tooth loss is one of the most common dental issues we see in our adult patients at Amores Dental in Miami. There are several things that could cause tooth loss- but no matter what the cause, dentures may be the solution. The team at Amores Dental is committed to helping you get your smile and your confidence back with a variety of tooth replacement options, including complete and partial dentures.

What are Dentures?

Dentures, often referred to as artificial teeth, are one of the tooth replacement options we offer at Amores Dental in Miami, Florida. There are several things that can cause tooth loss in adults. For some, it's simply a natural part of aging. Others have tooth decay, gum disease, or sustain trauma to their face. No matter what has caused your tooth loss, dentures can help you get your smile and confidence back.
When you are missing teeth, everyday tasks become a chore. You may not smile as much because you're embarrassed by the gaps. Missing teeth affect your ability to speak clearly and can make you look older than you are because your face begins to sink.

However, dentures restore your ability to speak clearly, eat/chew, and improve your smile and confidence. Dentures are an option for patients missing all of their teeth- known as complete dentures- or just a few- known as partials.

On average, dentures cost between $650 to $4,000. Most dental insurance plans will cover a portion of dentures and related procedures. Our friendly office staff will work with your provider to determine coverage. We will provide you with a detailed quote that shows what insurance covers and what your portion is before we move forward with treatment.

We accept a variety of payment options, including cash, check, credit/debit cards, and Flexible Spending Accounts. We also offer financing through CareCredit and Lending Club for patients who qualify. This will allow you to get the treatment you need and allow you to structure your payments so that they fit in your budget.

Common Materials Used for Dentures

When it comes to dentures, there are several different materials that may be used:

Porcelain

    Porcelain dentures are the most biocompatible and aesthetically pleasing. For many years, porcelain-fused-to-metal was the gold standard. However, now all-ceramics have more potential.
    Porcelain teeth are often reinforced with aluminum oxide, leucite, lithium disilicate, or zirconium oxide.
    However, the disadvantage is that porcelain is the most expensive.

Acrylic

Acrylic is the most common material used for dentures. This is a plastic, gum-like material that can be molded based on the shape of your jaw. Advances in dental technology have made acrylic dentures more durable and long-lasting. Plus, they weigh less and cost less than porcelain. The primary disadvantage of acrylic dentures is that they may need to be replaced every 5 to 8 years.

Metal

Metal is another common material for dentures. This is a combination of chromium and cobalt. The base and the teeth are made of metal- but the visible portion of the tooth is colored like your natural teeth, while the gum is tinted pink to look like your gums. Metal dentures are slim, durable, and do not impact the remaining teeth. They are more expensive than acrylic.

Flexible Material

Finally, we offer dentures made of flexible materials, which are the most advanced and promise several benefits. First, there are no metal hooks required to hold the denture in place. This makes the dentures look natural and aesthetically pleasing. The flexibility of the material makes it look more natural and reduces the risk of wear and tear/breakage. Finally, as a general rule, flexible dentures do not cause allergic reactions.

4 Types of Dentures

At Amores Dental, we offer four types of dentures. The appropriate one depends on your needs and goals.

Partial Dentures

If you are missing some teeth, but still have some healthy teeth, we may recommend partials. We offer both removable and fixed options.

Removable partials are designed to replace some teeth in your upper or lower arch and can be removed/replaced easily. Partials must be removed before bed and placed in a solution for cleaning. We offer this option for patients who do not qualify for implant-supported options.

Removable partials are made with acrylic and consist of a pink base with artificial teeth attached. It will have at least 2 metal or flexible plastic clips that attach to the surrounding teeth.

Fixed partials , or implant-supported bridges, also replace several missing teeth. A traditional dental bridge requires the support of healthy teeth on each side of the gap, while an implant-supported bridge requires the placement of dental implants for the bridge to attach to. A fixed partial is only removable by the dentist.

Full dentures

    While we will do everything we can to save any remaining teeth you have, sometimes it's not possible. Therefore, if you are missing all of your teeth in one or both arches- or your remaining teeth need to be removed- we will recommend full dentures.
    Full dentures rely on your gums and jawbone for support. They are not as stable as natural teeth or dental implants. The biggest issue is that they tend to slide around in the mouth and may fall out.

Implant-Based Dentures

Finally, we offer two types of implant-based dentures: implant-supported, which are removable, and overdentures, which are permanent.

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures require the placement of at least 2 dental implants. These are more stable than traditional dentures. However, they still must be removed at night for cleaning and to allow your gums to rest.

Overdentures

    Implant-supported overdenture is a type of detachable denture associated with dental implants. The implants are designed with a unique mechanism that allows the denture to click into place, fastening it securely. This differs from a traditional denture, which rests on the gum tissue.

Dentures Before and After

When you are missing teeth, your life is impacted in a variety of ways. You may have difficulty speaking. You may also struggle with chewing tough or chewy foods, such as steak. These things may impact your confidence, making you withdraw from your loved ones. However, dentures replace your missing teeth, which can help restore full functionality and ultimately, your confidence.

How to Clean Dentures

In order to protect your oral and overall health, it is important that you take the time to properly care for and clean your dentures. If you don't, you increase your risk of
Altered taste
Bad breath
Swelling/sores in mouth
Pneumonia
Damage to the dentures 

According to the Oral Health Foundation, there is a standard for cleaning dentures:

Brush and soak daily
Remove dentures while sleeping
Schedule regular exams and cleanings with a dentist.
Also, don't neglect the rest of your mouth. Take the time to brush your gums, tongue, and the top of your mouth. This will prevent the growth of bacteria.

Brushing

You will need a special denture brush and cleaner designed for dentures. Regular toothpaste can damage them over time.

Soaking

Soaking deep cleans your dentures and keeps them from drying out overnight. Denture cleaners are designed to kill bacteria. Make sure to follow the directions on the package, as some are not designed to soak overnight. If this is the case, you should place them in water after cleansing to keep them from warping.

Dental Visits

If you have dentures, it's important to schedule regular dental visits for exams and deep cleanings. This will ensure that your dentures still fit properly and check for complications that could impact the fit. We can also clean your dentures for you with our special instruments.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are in or near Miami and missing all or most of your teeth, schedule your consultation with the team at Amores Dental today. We have two locations to serve you: Palmetto Bay and Dadeland. We look forward to meeting with you and meeting all of your dental needs.

Denture FAQs

We understand that when it comes to dental procedures, you want to know what is going to happen. Therefore, we are more than happy to address your questions and concerns at any time. Some of the most common questions we hear are:

What are the four types of dentures?

At Amores Dental, we offer four types of dentures:
Partial
Complete
Implant-supported
Overdentures 

How much do the best dentures cost?

The best dentures may cost $4,000+. However, most dental insurance plans will cover a portion of the cost. Our office staff will work with your provider to determine coverage and what your portion would be. We will also work with you to help you find a way to fit it into your budget.

Can you sleep with dentures in?

If dentures are removable, you should not sleep with them in. They should always be removed for cleaning to prevent bacteria buildup and other complications. However, permanent dentures are just like your natural teeth.

Can dentures be permanently glued in?

No, dentures cannot be permanently glued in. However, overdentures are attached to dental implants, making them permanent.

Why Choose Amores Dental?

A MULTI-SPECIALTY OFFICE
WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY TEAM OF HIGHLY TRAINED DENTISTS

On Staff Specialists include:
Orthodontist - Gold+ Invisalign® Provider
Periodontist - Specializing in Implant Placement & Complex Gum Surgeries
Pediatric Dentist - Providing Positive Dental Experiences for Children
Endodontist / Root Canal Specialist
General Dentist
All Dental Procedures Completed in 1 Office
Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
Awarded for Distinguished Implant Excellence
Speaker at International Congress of the Christian Medical Dental Association
A Doctor with Heart Who Donates his Time Providing Dental Care for the Underprivileged
State-of-the-Art Technology for Optimum Patient Care & Comfort
TOP-RATED DENTIST IN MIAMI, FL

Very impressed with dental office , everyone there is so friendly and professional. All the Drs and hygienist are extremely knowledgable and take their time to explain treatment and answer questions. This office is very fun, vibrant, and well maintained . I highly recommended this office .

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A family atmosphere, and a friendly staff (that makes you 'actually' feel comfortable at the dentist), is the recipe for success, at Amores Dental. Not to mention, if you're lucky enough, your appointment might just be during afternoon cafecito time! If you're looking for a dentist, your search ends here!

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Awesome service and customer care. Staff was very courteous, kind and professional. I personally do not like to visit the dentist office, but their staff actually made it a pleasant experience.

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