Dr. Sean Bannan is committed to providing patients with an outstanding dental care experience.
No doubt you’ve heard the story about President George Washington’s wooden teeth. Actually that’s a myth; President Washington did wear false teeth (multiple sets, in fact) but they were made of ivory, gold and lead. Fortunately, dental materials have a come a long way since then. Today, South Daytona Beach dentist Dr. Sean Bannan at Water’s Edge Dental creates lifelike dentures and partials that are practically indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Despite other tooth replacement options such as dental implants and crown and bridge therapy, many patients still prefer tried-and-true dentures for appearance as well as affordability. And thanks to the advances in the materials and manufacture of dentures and partials, patients can expect to have a smile that is attractive with a prosthetic device that fits comfortably and is easy to maintain.
For folks in Daytona Beach who are missing one or several teeth, Dr. Bannan can design a partial denture that fits seamlessly between your other teeth. False teeth are attached to a gum colored base that is held in place with metal clips or brackets that connect to adjacent teeth. In this way, a partial slips into your mouth with ease and sits comfortably and securely in place much like a piece in a jigsaw puzzle.
A full denture is intended for people who are fully edentulous (missing all of their teeth) along one or both arches. In this case, Dr. Bannan uses impressions, photos and x-rays to create a set of dentures that best suit your mouth, your smile and your facial structure. For you to wear a full denture, it must fit comfortably and securely. In other words, the denture needs to fit snuggly enough along your gums to stay in place and not slip or fall out, but not so tight that it is uncomfortable and causes sores or gum swelling. Of course, dentures do take some time to get used to; however, if you experience any unusual discomfort or gum irritation, then Dr. Bannan will want to see you, so he can adjust your dentures.
Both partial and full dentures require excellent oral hygiene care. Use a soft denture brush and a special denture cleaner once a day. Always store your denture or partial in a glass of water overnight while you sleep. Exposed to air for too long, dentures can warp.
If you would like to know whether or not a partial or denture is the best choice to complete your smile, call Water’s Edge Dental in Daytona Beach, FL. We’ll be glad to help you!
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