What exactly are dentures? Dentures are appliances that replace missing teeth. There are many types of dentures, such as full dentures, removable partial dentures, immediate dentures and implant supported dentures, which you can read more about below. We are proud to say that we have our own dental labs, so you can repair your dentures or get new dentures fabricated in no time! The team at Creating Smiles Dental led by Cindy Brayer, DMD, PA, and Phong Phane, DMD, in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, offers restorative dental services, including a variety of denture options to help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence once again. Call Creating Smiles Dental today or request an appointment online.

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Dentures Q&A

What are dentures?

Dentures are dental appliances that replace your missing teeth. Depending on the condition of your mouth, a few different options exist: full dentures, partial dentures, immediate dentures, and implant supported dentures.

Full dentures
Full dentures are removable, prosthetic teeth and gums that replace all of your upper or lower teeth, and in some cases, both.

Removable Partial dentures
Partial dentures can replace groups of teeth or a few teeth scattered across your lower or upper jaw. As they are based on your specific dental needs, there are a variety of different partial dentures available at Creating Smiles Dental.

Immediate Dentures
Immediate dentures keep you from being temporarily toothless while you wait for your gums to heal after an extraction. Your dentist takes an impression of your mouth at a preliminary visit and fabricates them so they’re ready as soon as you finish your extractions. Your jaw might change in shape or size as you heal from your extractions, though, so you’ll likely need to have more relines with immediate dentures.

Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures attach to your mouth with dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots made from biocompatible titanium. These implants get surgically embedded in your jawbone, where they fuse with your bone tissue during the healing process. Your dentures then snap on to the implant abutments for a more secure and comfortable fit, and you can easily remove them when you need to clean them.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Dentures not only improve the aesthetic of your smile, but they also enable you to eat and speak more easily than you would without teeth. Losing your teeth can cause your facial muscles to sag. Dentures help fill out your facial features and correct this problem, as well as support your jaw and prevent bone loss.

The providers at Creating Smiles Dental secure the implants directly into your jaw, enabling them to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Depending on your condition, you can elect for this option for either your top arch or lower arch of teeth, or for both.

  • Difficulty chewing certain foods
  • Embarrassing noises like whistling or smacking
  • Slurred speech
  • Slipping or moving of your denture
  • Gum and mouth irritation
  • Oral infections
  • Pain due to poorly fitting dentures

The providers at Creating Smiles Dental can discuss your dental options with you to help decide what replacement appliance might be best for you.

How do I care for my dentures?

Just like your teeth, your dentures need routine care and maintenance, which includes:

  • Removing and rinsing them after meals
  • Brushing them daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush 
  • Brushing your gums, tongue, and palate
  • Handling your dentures with care, making sure to avoid bending or squeezing them 

If you follow these care instructions, your dentures should last a very long time. If you have an accident and your dentures break, the team at Creating Smiles Dental offers exceptional repair services with their in-office dental lab. If you bring your dentures into the office in the morning, they might even be able to have them back to you by the end of the day with same-day denture repair.

Call Creating Smiles Dental today or request an appointment online.

Our Locations

Serving the communities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, we have two conveniently located offices! Contact us to make your appointment at either of our two locations.

Creating Smiles Dental, St. Petersburg, FL

Phone: 727-323-0377

Address: 3388 49th St N, St. PetersburgFL 33710

Creating Smiles Dental, Clearwater, FL

Phone: 727-791-8823

Address: 1831 N Belcher Rd, Suite F-3, ClearwaterFL 33765

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Contact either of our offices for more information!

Real Patient Reviews

“Dr Brayer and her staff are the best in the Bay. Scratch that, Best in the world, seriously too! Most gentle hands, like a magician. Fillings, crowns, the whole nine yards, they are perfect! If you’re looking for a Dentist, google one. If you’re looking for a family to be there for you, ones with compassion, empathy and professionalism, Creating Smiles in Clearwater is who you’re looking for. Call Dana and she’ll welcome you warmly. Stella and Jess are the best there too. Sorry to sound like a Love Fest review, but that’s how you feel when you’re with them. 10 Thumbs up and 5 Stars for Creating Smiles!” – James Rietz