Dentures and Partials

Whether you are missing several teeth, or all your teeth, partials and dentures can help restore your smile and chewing ability. Dr. Camille Dixon loves to help people regain their smile when a denture or partial is needed.

Recently, there have been significant advancements in the materials used, and the way dentures are made. From flexible partial dentures to complete dentures that are fabricated using CAD/CAM technology, to the most natural looking replacement teeth, Dr. Camille Dixon, your dentist in Ft. Lauderdale can find the right material selection for you.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are removable and used to replace missing teeth. Whether you are missing one or two teeth, or many more, a partial denture can be an option to fill in the gaps. Partial dentures can be made from a cast metal frame with acrylic resin or a flexible thermoplastic material. At Dixon and Dixon, our doctors can let you know what type of partial denture is best for you.

Flexible Partial Dentures and Clasps

Sometimes partial dentures and the clasps can be made from a flexible thermoplastic material.  This nylon resin can be thinner, more esthetic and durable than traditional acrylic resin. There also is no metal or unsightly wire clasps with a flexible partial denture.

Another advantage is that the material does not absorb odor and will not break. Contact Dixon and Dixon today if you think that a flexible partial denture is for you!

Complete Dentures in Ft. Lauderdale

Many dentists do not enjoy making dentures or do not offer them at all. However, Dr. Camille Dixon loves helping people who need complete dentures in Ft. Lauderdale. She embraces the art and science of making beautiful dentures and has created thousands of smiles over her career.

At Dixon and Dixon, we understand everyone has different needs and budgets. That is why we offer several options for complete dentures. Whether you need a denture very quickly and inexpensively, or a highly customized esthetic denture, Dr. Camille Dixon can help you.

Digital Dentures in Florida

CAD/CAM or computer-aided design and manufacturing has finally arrived for dentures. Dr. Camille Dixon is so excited about this technology, and she expects this will become the standard of care in the future years. Benefits of digital dentures are:

  • They are highly customizable. Computer software imaging can show you various smile and tooth designs for your digital denture.
  • Trial dentures can be made and worn before the final denture design is determined
  • They offer the most precise fit of any denture base material
  • They are extremely durable
  • They can easily be replaced if they’re lost or a duplicate is needed. Your design and information are stored in a digital file, and no impressions are required again!
  • The cost of a replacement denture or duplicate denture is significantly less and can be replaced within 48 hours.

Please give our office a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Camille Dixon to find out more information!

Immediate Dentures

When you need all your teeth extracted, many people do not want to be with any teeth. This is when an immediate denture is made before your extractions and put in the day you have the teeth pulled.

Usually, this denture will need multiple adjustments as your mouth heals. After the healing process, the denture is usually permanently relined, or a new final denture is made.

Implant Retained Dentures

Having an upper or lower denture snap onto and be secure with dental implants is a wonderful service. The denture is still removable, but the dental implants give the denture retention and stability.

This service is excellent for a lower denture. Most lower dentures do not have suction to help it stay in the mouth. This is because they are horseshoe shaped and usually, there is very little lower ridge to help support the lower denture. Lower dentures tend to float in the mouth and always feel loose. Two to four dental implants in the lower arch can help someone feel more comfortable and have improved function with their lower denture.  

Many people do not like the way a complete upper denture covers the entire roof of their mouth, or they may gag easily. With four dental implants in the upper arch, Dr. Dixon can make you an upper denture that snaps in and will not cover your whole palate. This allows you to taste your foods better, have less material in our mouth, and feel more secure.

Are you ready to learn more about which option might be right for your needs? Contact our Ft. Lauderdale dental office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Dixon.