Restorative Dentistry

Full and Partial Dentures in Kendall, FL

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If you're missing multiple teeth, dentures, and partials can provide a functional and aesthetically pleasing solution to restore your smile. Dr. Maribel Lopez, our experienced dentist in Kendall, FL, offers custom dentures and partials at TrueSmiles, designed to enhance your oral health and improve your quality of life.


Dentures are removable prosthetic devices designed to replace a full arch of missing teeth. They are custom-made to fit comfortably in your mouth and restore both the appearance and functionality of your smile.

Types of Dentures

Full dentures replace all the teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. They rest on the gums and are held in place by suction or adhesive.

Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a base that matches the color of your gums. Partial dentures are secured in place with clasps that attach to existing teeth.


Partials are a type of removable dental prosthesis that replaces one or more missing teeth. They are similar to dentures but are designed to fill specific gaps in your smile, anchoring to your remaining natural teeth for stability.

Benefits of Dentures and Partials

Dentures and partials allow you to regain the ability to chew and speak effectively, improving your overall oral function.

These prosthetic devices are customized to match the natural appearance of your gums and teeth, providing a natural-looking smile.

Restoring a complete smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem, allowing you to smile and interact with others without hesitation.

Replacing missing teeth with dentures or partials helps prevent potential oral health issues, such as changes in bite alignment and jawbone resorption.

The Process of Getting Dentures or Partials

Dr. Maribel Lopez will conduct a thorough examination, discuss your oral health history, and assess your specific needs to determine the most suitable type of dentures or partials for you.

Detailed impressions and measurements of your mouth will be taken to ensure a precise fit for your custom prosthetic.

The dentures or partials are custom-designed and fabricated based on the impressions and measurements, considering the shape, size, and color that best match your natural teeth and gums.

Once the dentures or partials are ready, you'll attend a fitting appointment. Dr. Maribel Lopez will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.

Proper oral hygiene practices, regular dental check-ups, and following care instructions provided by Dr. Maribel Lopez are essential for maintaining the longevity and effectiveness of your dentures or partials.

If you're considering dentures or partials in Kendall, FL, schedule a consultation with Dr. Maribel Lopez at TrueSmiles. Our compassionate and experienced team is dedicated to helping you achieve a functional and beautiful smile. Call us or conveniently book your appointment online – let's restore your smile and enhance your overall oral health!


How do I choose between complete dentures and partial dentures?

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The choice between complete dentures and partial dentures depends on the number of natural teeth you still have. Complete dentures are used when all teeth in the upper or lower jaw (or both) are missing, while partial dentures are suitable when some natural teeth remain. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health and discuss the best option based on your specific needs.

How long does it take to adjust to wearing dentures or partials?

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Adjusting to new dentures or partials can vary from person to person, typically taking a few weeks to a few months. Initially, they may feel uncomfortable or awkward, and you might experience some soreness and increased saliva flow. Over time, these sensations usually diminish as your mouth becomes accustomed to the new appliance.

Can dentures and partials affect how I speak or eat?

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Initially, dentures and partials can affect your ability to speak and eat. You might find it challenging to pronounce certain words, and eating may require practice and patience. Most people adapt with time, and practicing speaking and starting with soft, easy-to-chew foods can help ease this transition.

How do I care for my dentures or partials?

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To care for your dentures or partials, remove and rinse them after eating, clean your mouth before reinserting them, and brush the dentures daily using a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive cleaner. Soak them in a denture-cleaning solution overnight and rinse before putting them back in your mouth. Regular dental check-ups are also important to ensure proper fit and condition.

Are there any lifestyle changes I need to make with dentures or partials?

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Wearing dentures or partials may require some lifestyle adjustments. It's advisable to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage the dentures. Smoking should be avoided as it can stain the dentures and affect oral health. Continuing good oral hygiene practices and removing the dentures at night to give your gums a rest are also important.

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