Dentures Clearwater FL

Last updated: February 17, 2018

What are Dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth and gums created by your dentist to replace lost or naturally removed teeth. Dentures can be used to replace all your teeth, a few missing teeth or either your upper or bottom teeth. They are designed to fit your mouth and look like your natural teeth.

They are sometimes made of porcelain and metal material or acrylic plastic. The material that is used to make dentures is way more fragile than natural teeth so it’s easy for them to crack or chip if they are not cared for properly. Since the material is also very fragile, it wears down much faster than natural teeth.

How do Dentures Work?

Dentures have a gum-colored base made of plastic resin that fits over the area where your teeth were. They are held in place by a suctioning effect since they fit so close to the jawbone. This is why it is so important that you get perfectly fitting dentures.

If you have an upper denture, the large surface area on the roof of your mouth gives it extra support so it becomes very stable. The prosthetic teeth work and look just like normal teeth.

How are Dentures Made and Fitted?

First, your dentist will:

a) Take an x-ray of your mouth
b) Consider your previous dental history
c) Treat any gum disease you have or extract teeth.

Your dentist will then take an accurate mold of your mouth. Your denture will be made from this mold and the dentist, together with his lab technician will choose from among different shapes and sizes of prosthetic teeth to ensure that they create the most natural looking smile for you.

How Long Before I Get Used to My Dentures?

The first few weeks or even months may feel awkward or uncomfortable with your new dentures. It might even take you a little practice to learn how to eat and speak with your dentures in place.

Your muscle cheeks and tongue will need to learn how to hold the dentures in place so it’s not uncommon to feel like they are loose or bulky. You might also feel like your tongue does not have a lot of space in your mouth, too much saliva in your mouth or a little soreness.

How Long Do Dentures Last?

Your dentures will undergo normal wear and tear so they will need to be relined, rebased or remade. They usually last a minimum of five to seven years if they are properly taken care of. Your mouth also naturally changes as you age so your dentures might loosen.

How Can You Take Care of Your Dentures?

You should avoid sleeping with your dentures to avoid dislodging or damaging them. In addition, removing them at night before you sleep will give your gums a chance to relax. Other ways you can take care of your dentures include:

a) Fully submerge them in warm water to prevent them from becoming misshapen and from drying out.
b) If your dentures have metal components, only submerge them in denture soaking solution to prevent the metal from tarnishing.
c) Always handle your dentures with a folded towel or basin of water. This is because they are very delicate and may break if they fall on a hard surface.
d) Brush them daily with liquid hand soap to prevent them from becoming stained. This also removes plaque and food deposits from them.
e) Don’t adjust your dentures if you see a crack or chip. Fixing them yourself might cause more damage. See your dentist so that they can fix them for you.
f) Brush your palate, tongue, and gums before inserting your dentures to remove plaque and stimulate circulation.

What are Different Types of Dentures?

a) Full Dentures

These dentures replace a full set of teeth. Before fitting the dentures, your dentist will remove any remaining teeth. Your dentist may decide to wait several months before measuring your mouth and ordering your dentures from the supplier. This is because your jawbone reshapes slowly over time.

However, since you won’t have any teeth at this time, your dentist will fit an immediate replacement to keep you comfortable in the meanwhile. They will later reline your immediate dentures to fit the new shape of your jawbone.

b) Partial Dentures

These will be used if you still have some of your natural teeth. They can be attached to your teeth using several methods such as:

i) Attaching them to the crowns of the teeth
ii) A partial denture that sticks to precision attachments
iii) Using metal clasps that grip your natural teeth.

c) Implant Supported Dentures

As the name suggests, your dentures will be secured using a dental implant. Your dentist will fix the implants in one or more visits. The best thing about these types of dentures is that they are very stable, especially in the lower jaw, compared to other types. Other dentures are likely to slip out but the implant supported dentures can be bar and ball retained.

The denture will be fixed to a bar using clips. Ball-retained dentures have sockets that fit onto ball-shaped connectors on the implants.
In order for you to get this type of denture, your dentist has to ensure that you have healthy gums, sufficient jawbone, and good oral hygiene.

d) Custom Dentures

The prosthetic teeth used on the dentures are pricier than other types of dentures. They are also customized for your smile so that it looks as natural as possible.

e) Snap in Dentures

They are held in place by dental implants so they are stable. They have locator attachments embedded on the tissue side of the denture. They are different from the implant supported dentures in that they are removable thanks to the locator attachments which simply snap onto the implants.

f) Overdentures

These types of dentures sit on top of the gums and are held by dental implants. They are also removable.

g) Economy Dentures

They are considered to be cost-effective but they are generic and don’t look natural. Additionally, they don’t fit securely and denture adhesive might be needed to secure them.

Are dentures durable?

Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.

Reasons for dentures:

  • Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
  • Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.

What does getting dentures involve?

The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over a period of several weeks.  Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.  Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit.  At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.

It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however, this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.

You will be given care instructions for your new dentures.  Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.

Yelp Reviews

FeatherSound Smiles
5.0
Based on 8 Reviews
Ingrid R.
Ingrid R.
2017-12-27 18:08:52
Absolutely love this dental team! Was totally afraid of going to the dentist after multiple horrid experiences (drilling through tooth, left a particle...
Brandy R.
Brandy R.
2017-12-09 00:21:33
By far the BEST dental experience I've had in 38 years. The whole staff is just AMAZING! I made a first time appointment for myself and my son and I thought...
James T.
James T.
2017-12-08 12:05:44
Clean, polite staff, professional. Close to my home, too.
Laura R.
Laura R.
2017-08-16 15:02:09
This is my first review on yelp after being on here since the beginning. I went to Feathersound Smiles after an unfortunate encounter with a different...
Kenna E.
Kenna E.
2017-03-28 15:03:00
My Husband and I drive 45 minutes out of our way to see Dr. Amir and his staff because they are the best!!! Always a great experience and they are very...
Sheila C.
Sheila C.
2016-12-09 16:03:08
The staff is awesome. I enjoy going to their office because they make your experience worth it. I will tell all my friends and coworkers to come here.
Jessica R.
Jessica R.
2016-08-04 09:19:05
Best dentist in town! Staff cares about their patients. Dr. Daoud takes the time to explain your treatment plan and makes sure you're well-informed. Office...

Testimonials

Here’s what just some of our patients have said

Google Rating
4.9
Yelp Rating
5.0
Facebook Rating
5.0
Excellent, professional service from the entire staff. Dr. and assistant reviewed the entire process before and after the treatment. all very personable as well. Pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend.
David Itzkowitz
David Itzkowitz
22:07 27 Aug 18
I thought having my teeth cleaned was supposed to hurt. Turns out I was just getting bad service. Today I had my teeth cleaned Emily at Feather Sound Smiles. She was awesome, and may be the only person I ever let stick a pointed instrument in my mouth again. Dr. Amir is pretty cool too.
Lane Kent
Lane Kent
20:57 20 Aug 18
That was the greatest dentist experience in my life! I will recommend you guys to everyone! Amazing and very professional team! Thank you so much!
yana molchanova
yana molchanova
12:39 17 Aug 18
These guys are great! The facility is super clean, the technology they use is impressive, and the staff are friendly. I always feel like family when I go back for my check-ups. I definitely would recommend FeatherSound Smiles to anyone looking for a dentist in the North St. Pete/Clearwater area.
Tatianna Sobers
Tatianna Sobers
21:16 16 Jul 18
I have had a lot of dental work done over the years and always dread going to the dentist. This was the best dental visit I have ever had. Every staff member was professional and extremely friendly. They took their time, explained things thoroughly and answered all of my questions. Sarah is an amazing hygienist, Diana who did my initial x-rays was great, Lynda at the front desk was very helpful especially in setting up my initial appointment and answering questions about the practice. I can't say enough about Dr. Daoud . He is so friendly and easy to talk to. He answered my questions and eased a lot of my fears. I have definitely found my new dental home and I don't think I will ever dread another visit to the dentist. Thank you all for making my first visit so pleasant.
Kim Duarte
Kim Duarte
14:56 09 Jul 18
As a 62 year old, I've been to many dentist in my time. I can say without a doubt that the team at Feather Sound Smiles is the absolute best I've ever encountered. They use the most modern equipment in dentistry and use automation wherever possible. The entire staff are very courteous and kind. They have set the new standard in dentistry!
William Schuyler
William Schuyler
17:47 04 Jul 18
Dr Daoud and his staff are really good. I have been going to this place almost two years now, its a great place for all kind of dental issues.
Namrata Yadav
Namrata Yadav
00:20 03 Jul 18
Dr Daoud and his staff are great. Very professional care in a laid back atmosphere. I moved from St Pete to Odessa a year ago but still come here for my dental care.
Wil Price
Wil Price
01:58 20 Jun 18
These guys are amazing! Today was my first time going there and I got my exam, cleaning, fillings and invisiline scanning all in one. The cherry on top was Dr. Daoud putting on the world cup game as I was getting cavities filled. I didnt miss a second. I used to dread going to the dentists, but everyone there truly makes me want to go back every month. I might just go back tomorrow to watch the next game with him!
Philipp Karasch
Philipp Karasch
21:03 18 Jun 18
We have been going to FeatherSound for about 2 years. My son is almost done with the teen Invisalign and my daughter has had many fillings and caps. They are always honest, professional and caring. I don’t feel the wait has ever been unreasonable. Their prices are less than our previous dentist in Palm Harbor, let’s face it dental work is not cheap. My husband is having implants with Feathersound now, I will update this after he is done. We are very happy with FeatherSound.
Krista W
Krista W
16:29 28 May 18
Dr. Daoud and his staff are very professional. Dr. Daoud is knowledgeable and friendly. Most efficient Dentist office I’ve been at. Sarah the hygienist is awesome. She knows what she’s doing. She makes sure you are comfortable during the whole process and she is very informative about the process as well as your specific dental needs or issues. Lynda makes sure everything runs smoothly at office management wise, she has amazing customer service skills. I highly recommend them. Truly exceptional!!
Ricky Kureti
Ricky Kureti
21:54 24 May 18
Very accommodating, friendly and gave me a great cleaning. I actually enjoyed my dental visit. I have found my new dentist. I definitely recommend them to anyone looking.
Rodney Ondrus
Rodney Ondrus
22:15 18 Apr 18
So happy I found Dr. Amir and his wonderful staff. Excellent care in a warm and friendly,y environment. Everyone is so caring and kind. Couldn’t be happier.
Suzette Ungvarsky
Suzette Ungvarsky
00:37 10 Apr 18
Amazing dentist office. Dentist Amir is smart, funny and kind. In fact everyone there is extremely kind, from the front desk to Sarah the dental hygienist to everyone I've met there, but not like overly nice kind. More of a genuine kind attitude you don't find very often. You can tell they actually care about you/your teeth there and they don't push work you don't need. Equipment there is top notch and staff is extremely experienced. Keep up the fantastic work.
M Johnson
M Johnson
04:59 21 Mar 18
I love it here! Best dentist in the Bay area.I had a really bad experience with my previous dentist, which made my jaw issues 10X worse. Fast Forward 2 years, after 1 appointment with Feather Sound Smiles, I not only have beautiful clean teeth but my jaw pain is completely gone! I can't believe it. They taught me how to relax my jaw and not clench all day long. Highly recommended. In & out of a cleaning, under 30 minutes.
Mary D'Alesandro
Mary D'Alesandro
21:08 21 Feb 18
Highly Recommend! This place is clean, friendly, professional, and punctual! I interacted with Alex, Dr. Amir, and Sarah. Had genuine conversations with me, gentle with the cleaning process, and spoke about my concerns in depth. Any questions or concerns you may have, this place can guide you towards the right direction. It was my first visit at this dentist office and I will make it my only dentist practice. They don't rush you out, they make you feel comfortable. Great staffing. If you're looking for a professional dentists office, come here.
Sofia Sanchez
Sofia Sanchez
16:00 30 Jan 18
Being new to the area Feather Sound Smiles was recommended to me. My first visit went smoothly and I couldn’t say enough good things about Dr. Daoud and his staff. They were super nice, friendly and very professional. They have the latest technology on site and my root canal took only a couple of hours from start to finish. I walked out with my permanent crown in place. Phenomenal job!
nada mishrik
nada mishrik
17:53 09 Jan 18
Absolutely love this dental team! Was totally afraid of going to the dentist after multiple horrid experiences (drilling through tooth, left a particle under a filling, numbed my mouth, allergic reaction). But alas, teeth need to be cared for. Been coming to this office since 2011, absolutely love the team, especially Sarah! She is always so thorough and helpful. I especially like how they don't try to "sell" me anything new and provide me with a tooth care/maintenance plan to help my teeth get healthier between visits. Recommend them to all my friends and family!
Ingrid Rodriguez
Ingrid Rodriguez
02:07 28 Dec 17
This office is clean, comfortable and the staff is extremely friendly and caring! I had a great experience and won’t go anywhere else! I would recommend them to anyone. If you don’t like going to the dentist you should definitely try Feather Sound, they will make you feel right at home! Dr. Daoud was extremely knowledgeable and Emily the hygienist was a pleasure.
Rachel Fontana
Rachel Fontana
02:51 19 Dec 17
Fantastic service from everyone. Establishing as a new patient was an enjoyable process. I went in for a cleaning and was told my mouth was "boring." They gave great information and didn't offer anything I didn't need. Glad I found them.
Matt Schneller
Matt Schneller
16:16 29 Nov 17
Excellent experience on my first visit today.! Dr. Daoud was very knowledgeable, personable and up front about my dental needs. Every person I encountered was extremely friendly, warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. I have had an astounding number of dental/orthodontic treatments in my life and this was by far one of my best experiences all around.
Mandy Paige
Mandy Paige
02:52 22 Nov 17
I can't say enough nice things about Dr. Daoud and his dentistry practice. He and his his staff are excellent, always friendly and extremely professional. His practice epitomizes the next generation in general and cosmetic dentistry. His technology is far superior to any other dentist I've experienced. More impressive is his care and attention to each patient. That's why our entire family has switched and are now patients. I feel comfortable saying he's the best dentist in the Tampa Bay area.
vincent fabrizzi
vincent fabrizzi
23:17 23 Oct 17
We just moved back to the area and our son recommended Dr. Daoud. For those of you that actually read these...I too had a filling drilled out and refilled. After an accident in the early 70's, I've had copious amounts of dental work completed. Old work sometimes, has to be replaced and with the technology today, the filling replaced yesterday will probably be outlast the car I bought last year and cost a lot less. Lynda greeted me with an early morning smile, Alex led me through the procedures and assisted Dr. Daoud with my filling, and Sara made my cleaning, irrigation, fluoride treatment a dream. Thank you for my first appointment being so comfortable and professional!
tim miller
tim miller
14:04 18 Oct 17
Thank you for taking great care of our family! Invisalign was well worth it, Our smiles thank you.
Lauren Gavrelis
Lauren Gavrelis
02:16 21 Sep 17
A friend recommended this dentist. They were kind, thorough, detailed, and very welcoming. The best part they actually cared.
mary gill
mary gill
11:37 13 Jul 17
Great Dentist! Dr Daoud did a procedure to remove two teeth and place dental implants. He took the time and fully explained each step of the process. Very knowledgeable and I feel I received the best and most advanced care available for dental implants. He did a great job and I am very happy with the procedure and everyone in the office was very professional, friendly and did a great job.
Jeff Brunozzi
Jeff Brunozzi
22:48 22 Jun 17
Dr Amir Daoud is hands down one of the best dentists we have ever met. He treated my husband and we're very happy with his quality of work, his personable mannerism, and the lengths that he takes to make sure his patients are okay. We highly recommended him.
Yolanda Moayedi
Yolanda Moayedi
20:37 20 Jun 17
This practice truly stands out among all of the places I have been. From exceptional hygienists who go the extra mile to make sure your experience is a good one, to Dr. Dauod taking the time to explain the treatment options that are best for you. It is has been evident on numerous occasions that his advice to me had my best interest at heart. I have had bad experiences with other practices in the past who have tried to put their bottom line first, so it is refreshing to have finally found an establishment that I can truly trust. Thank you for everything!
Mark Stone
Mark Stone
19:20 21 May 17

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