Missing teeth affect your ability to chew,
enunciate, and smile confidently.
Tooth loss can also lead to bone recession
and changes to your facial structure.
Dr. Douglas Pohl in Fort Walton Beach, FL,
provides dentures that restore dental function
and improve the appearance of your smile.
We Have the Solution for You We Offer Dentures for Virtually Every Need
Don't Live With Tooth Loss Call Us Today for a Denture Consultation
Tooth loss is unfortunately common and impacts millions of Americans. Fortunately, dentures are a fantastic option for many patients suffering from tooth loss.
Get started on your smile restoration journey by contacting our dental practice in Fort Walton Beach, FL. We'll be happy to set up a consultation to see if dentures are the right choice for you. Use our online form or give us a call at:
Traditional vs Implant-Supported Dentures
There are a few key differences between traditional dentures and dentures supported by implants. The main difference is that traditional dentures are removable. They rely on denture adhesive to remain in place.
Implant-supported dentures are secured directly to the dental implants and are not removable.
There is no risk of slippage when you eat or speak. Implants are also the only dentistry procedure that can prevent jawbone deterioration. Keep in mind that your dentist can remove them for professional cleaning during check-ups.
Partial Dentures One of Three Great Options Addressing Tooth Loss
Many dental patients do not know that partial dentures are an option if they are missing only some of their teeth.
If you need to replace an arch of teeth with a restoration that blends in with your smile, partial dentures may provide the solution. For those who are missing just one to three teeth, dental bridges may be preferable. Finally, if you are missing just one tooth, a dental implant with a crown may restore your smile.
Our dentist, Dr. Pohl, can guide you through the possibilities that partial dentures, implants, and dental bridges have to offer at your consultation.
We Partner With a Local Lab To Maximize Your Benefits
With proper at-home care and regular dental checkups, most patients can expect their restorations to last for several years. Although traditional prosthetics are highly durable, your gums and jawbone will change over time, and your dentures may not fit as comfortably or securely as they originally had. For this reason, we recommend replacing them as soon as you detect changes in your bone structure. If your restoration breaks but still fits well, Dr. Pohl can also perform same-day repair at his Fort Walton Beach, FL, office.
Meanwhile, you can expect that your partial or full-arch dental restoration will be crafted to look virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Your smile is a major part of your appearance and your self-esteem, and Dr. Pohl will work closely with our partner local lab to make certain that your restorations help you feel confident when you smile.
"Extremely positive experience. Always receive best of care! Highly recommend."
D L Moh, 5-Star Google Review
Trust Your Smile to a Leading Local Dentist
Have you lost some or all of your natural teeth? Do not let missing teeth continue to impact your overall quality of life. Dr. Pohl is a dentist who can design custom replacement teeth that complement your features, repair your smile, and provide an exciting boost in self-confidence.
If you are tired of suffering with a compromised smile, get in touch with our Fort Walton Beach, FL, office today. We are happy to treat patients from Pensacola, Destin, and all surrounding areas.
To schedule a dental consultation, contact us online or call
Creating Your Custom Dentures
During your initial consultation at his Fort Walton Beach, FL, dental office, Dr. Pohl will assess your oral health and determine whether you require any preliminary procedures. He can then take impressions of your smile to send to an offsite lab, where your restorations will be created over the next three to four weeks. A patient visiting our office for dentures typically sees Dr. Pohl over the course of five appointments, which cover:
- First impressions
- Second impressions
- Custom trays
- Bite and shade
In some cases, complete dentures and other restorations can be fabricated and ready for placement in as little as three weeks from your initial appointment.
If you are receiving an implant-supported restoration, you must first undergo dental implant surgery. We work with the area's finest oral surgeons, who can place titanium implants through your gums and into your jawbone.
After your procedure, you will continue wearing your current denture and will typically have to wait three to six months for your gums and jaw to fully heal.
After healing is complete, abutments, or connector pieces, will be attached to the top of the implants. Then your restoration will be converted so that it can easily snap into place over the implants. Sedation dentistry is available at every step to help you feel comfortable under our care. Just let our dentist know how he can help you feel more at-ease during your visit, and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.
"All Your Dental Needs are Met"
"Always a great visit when I go! The front desk, the hygienists, and Dr. Pohl make a wonderful team to ensure all your dental needs are met!" ASHLEY VINSON, 5-Star Google Review
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That Truly Cares for All Its Patients
Our teeth impact many aspects of our lives, like talking, eating, and smiling. We all want to feel confident in our smiles, but if seeing the dentist worries us, we may put off necessary dental work.
At our dental practice, we want to ensure that we earn all our patients' trust, again and again. That way, if they ever need help, they will feel at ease knowing that we're here waiting for them.
From routine cleanings to dentures, our dentist, Dr. Pohl, can give you a happy, healthy smile. You can contact our Fort Walton Beach office to begin or call
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
Although the cost of your treatment will vary depending on the materials used and the extent of your oral health concerns, each full prosthetic arch starts at approximately $1,500. Patients receiving full upper and lower dentures can expect their new prosthetics to cost about $3,000. We can review your unique needs and provide a more detailed and accurate estimate during your private consultation. We accept most insurance plans, and most providers will contribute to at least a portion of the cost of dentures.
However, it is important to understand that your plan will probably only cover the most affordable and practical options. Premium materials and dental implants will involve out-of-pocket expenses. Fortunately, we can help you secure financing through CareCredit®, a leading third-party lender. With CareCredit, you can make low-interest and interest-free payments, depending on your credit score. During your consultation, we will gladly explain your options and help you budget for the solution and care you need.
Good Candidates For Dentures:
Are in Good Oral Health
Patients must be free of tooth decay and gum disease before denture treatment. This ensures a healthy foundation for your new smile. Our Fort Walton Beach practice offers comprehensive dentistry treatments to help you qualify for dentures.
Have Sufficient Jawbone Material
Patients with tooth loss are at risk of jawbone atrophy. Patients who are interested in denture treatment, whether it is traditional or implant-supported, must have sufficient jawbone material. We can help coordinate your care with an oral surgeon if bone grafting treatment is recommended.
Results That Make Denture Patients Proud to Smile Again
"They CARE About Their Patients" Reviews From Our Fort Walton Beach Dental Patients
If you’re not going to Dr. Pohl, you’re going to wrong dentist- he’s the best including his staff.View on Google
Dr. Pohl and his entire staff are true professionals! They have provided EXCELLENT service to me and my brother for several years. They are welcoming, kind, courteous, extremely efficient, and talented. But, most of all, they CARE about their patients and the needs of their patients ALWAYS come first! We highly recommend Dr. Pohl and his entire staff!View on Google
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
Q. Does Getting Dentures Hurt?
A. No, the treatment involved in getting dentures shouldn't hurt. If you require procedures like extractions, we'll use a local anesthetic to numb the site and we also offer sedation for extra comfort. While there may be an adjustment period, your dentures themselves should not cause pain. If you experience substantial or ongoing discomfort, please let your dental team know so we can address your issues promptly.
Q. How Long Will Dentures Last?
A. With proper care and maintenance, your dentures can last for 15 years or more. However, they will wear over time with use and will eventually need to be replaced.
Q. How Do I Care for My Dentures?
A. If you have implant-supported dentures, you will treat them like natural teeth. Be sure to brush and floss at least twice a day. For traditional dentures, you will remove and soak them before brushing them with a denture cleaner. Be sure to remove any denture adhesive and clean your gums before putting them back in your mouth.
"He's the best dentist."
Best dentist. I have been with Dr Pohl for over 20 years . I completely trust him taking care of any and all issues I have had with my teethView on Google
Quite simply, he's the best dentist. And his prices are in line...I dont have dental insurance so this is a consideration. Also, I've been having my teeth cleaned there for years and years...Amy is the best technician!View on Google