Dentures

Dentures

Are you considering dentures? Beautiful Smiles by Design is the established provider of dentures in Miami.

Dentures are a safe, comfortable, and convenient option for replacing missing teeth and improving your smile. They can also be more affordable than other restorative dental services.

At Beautiful Smiles by Design, our expert dentists can walk you through the denture/tooth replacement process to ensure you make the best choice for your lifestyle

The advantages of dentures:

  • Dentures are replacements for teeth lost to gum disease, decay, or injury.
  • They are custom-made from impressions taken of your mouth, so they fit comfortably and look natural.
  • Dentures can be taken out and put back into your mouth. Your dentist will work with you to ensure your dentures look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.

Types of dentures

Traditional dentures are an economical way to replace missing teeth. After your teeth are removed and your gums have healed, usually about 8-12 weeks, traditional dentures are placed in your mouth.

Immediate full dentures, also known as temporary dentures, are inserted immediately after teeth have been removed. While they give you the benefit of not being without teeth, they must be periodically adjusted.

Premium dentures most closely resemble natural teeth. Living with dentures may take some getting used to, but in short time, eating and speaking will feel normal again.

At Beautiful Smiles by Design, we’ve got the experience and skill to help you find the right tooth replacement solution for your lifestyle in Miami. We’ve served patients across the area—call us today at 305-595-1556 so we can help you too!

Ball Attachment Dentures

Providing comfort and stability, the simplest option for implant-retained dentures is the ball attachment denture.  Generally used when all of the lower teeth are missing, this system works by placing two dental implants in the lower jaw that allows the patient to snap the denture into place. The stability and functionality of the ball attachment denture give patients approximately 60% of what they had with their natural teeth, as opposed to 10% of the functionality of loose dentures.

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Immediate vs Complete Dentures

Conventional dentures are made for a patient’s mouth cavity once the teeth have been removed. A dentist first removes the patient’s teeth and then lets the patient’s gums heal after the operation. Once the gums have healed, the dentist will cast a mold over the patient’s oral cavity. This molding helps shape the dentures. After the molding is set, the dentures are created to the mold and then fit into the patient’s mouth. Immediate dentures are placed in your mouth immediately following the extraction of your teeth, during the same visit as your teeth removal, so they serve as a bandage to control bleeding and protect gum tissue. Because more time is spent preparing them, immediate dentures cost more than conventional dentures.

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Implant Retained Dentures

When you have lost your natural teeth, a variety of complications can arise that impact your physical and emotional health. You may find it difficult to speak clearly or chew your favorite foods. You may be embarrassed and try to hide your smile from others. You may also experience shifting among your remaining teeth, causing additional discomfort in your mouth and jaw. 

Implant retained dentures offer a solution that provides comfort and relief. They can replace both upper and lower teeth, giving you a secure, natural-looking option that is not only more comfortable but also more convenient than traditional dentures. 

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Implant-Supported Partial Dentures

If you’re missing only a few natural teeth, an implant-supported partial denture provides retention that is superior to that of traditional dentures, allowing you to bite, chew and talk properly –  without the visible clasps. The partial denture can be fixed or removable. Both are good options, and the best option for you may depend on your personal needs and what your dentist recommends. For both types, the partial denture is held in place by titanium implants, which are secured into the jawbone for a sturdy hold. 

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Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a removable, yet natural-looking dental appliance that helps restore the form and function of your jaw by replacing one or more missing teeth. When you are missing one or more teeth, the bite pressures shift in your mouth. Other teeth may begin to move to compensate for the “gap” in your bite, and you may experience shrinking of both the soft tissues and the supporting bone near your missing teeth. This can alter your physical appearance and lead to subsequent problems with your other teeth. A partial denture keeps the underlying structures of your mouth – your gums, jawbone, facial muscles, etc. – active and engaged. It helps prevent further shifting of the other teeth in your mouth while giving you the confidence of having a beautiful, complete smile.

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Screw-Retained Dentures

When you have lost your natural teeth, a variety of complications can arise that impact your physical and emotional health – beyond just your smile. Dentures are an important part of restoring your smile’s appearance, but they can pose challenges for some. Implant retained dentures offer you a secure, natural-looking option that is not only more comfortable but also more convenient than traditional dentures.

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Traditional vs Premium Dentures

Have you considered dentures but were too afraid to ask? Are you confused about which kind of dentures may be right for you? If so, Beautiful Smiles by Design has the answers for you!


Comfortable and safe, traditional dentures are prosthetic devices that serve as false teeth. They can take the place of some (partial) or all (complete) teeth. Not only do they cost significantly less than other solutions, but they are also less invasive.

Lasting longer and made from higher quality materials, premium dentures will help you chew better while resembling your natural teeth. They are also preferred over  traditional dentures because they have more molds and shades for patients to choose from.

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