By: Gulfside Dental  02/29/2016
Keywords: Dentures, Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentists

Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are used to replace teeth missing from an arch. A partial denture is a versatile part of dentistry and is utilized depending on the teeth that need to be replaced and the teeth that are still present. At Gulfside Dental, there are three types of these dentures. The temporary partial denture, used when a patient needs a placeholder tooth for healing. The cast metal partial denture, an easily adjustable denture supported by your remaining teeth. The third partial denture is a flexible partial denture, they show no metal and create less strain on the remaining teeth than other types of partial dentures. Complete Dentures: The last option for restoring your teeth. A full denture is a piece of plastic that remains in your mouth, fitting over the remaining tissue. To some, full dentures feel bulky and may reduce sensitivity to taste as well as causing excess saliva. Speaking to one of our Naples dentists about a change to chewing patterns and neuromuscular control after receiving an upper and lower denture is the only true way to keep the lower denture in place. Healing is required between dental extractions and the creation of your permanent dentures. In some instances, a temporary denture may be used until healing is finished. Implant Supported Dentures: Sometimes there is not sufficient bone or saliva to help a denture stay in place, patients have a difficult time chewing because of the changed motion of chewing or they might have difficulty with gagging. In these cases, implants are a wonderful addition to dentures. Implants help to stabilize the denture. This makes it much easier to chew with dentures! Currently the standard of care set by the American Dental Association for lower full dentures is retention through implants. Denture Relines & Repairs: If your denture is broken or needs a new base, we can have these done the same day! Generally our Naples dentists see patients in the morning & by the afternoon can have their appliance back to them & put back together! We offer free estimates on denture repairs. If you think you have a problem with your denture, don’t hesitate to come into Gulfside Dental & ask about it.

Keywords: Cosmetic Dental, Cosmetic Dentists, Dentures, Implant Dentist, Restorative Dentistry

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Full Denture Fabrication

Full Dentures or a complete set of dentures are removable appliances that replace all of your natural teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. The denture, when fabricated properly provides support for cheeks and lips, which will help to maintain a more youthful appearance by filling out the face in the areas which the teeth used to support.


Night Guards

Here at Gulfside Dental, your dentist may suggest a night guard to protect your teeth while you sleep. A night guard is a mouthpiece custom-fitted to your teeth that protects them from excessive grinding.



A gingivectomy is a simple technique our dentists at Gulfside Dental, use to help keep your smile healthy. The procedure is the surgical removal of excess or overgrown gum tissue.


Cosmetic Dentistry

Visit Gulfside Dental for all cosmetic dental needs. Proud to remain your preferred Naples dentist!

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Restorative Dentistry

The dentists at Gulfside Dental have over 30 years of experience in restorative dental work. Restorative dentistry is the science that focuses on solving oral health problems, both accidents and diseases, so that your teeth will look and feel great.