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Dentures

Tooth loss can affect the aesthetics of your smile and impact your oral and overall health.

Drs. Chan Wilkhu and Mark Moffitt can restore missing teeth and improve your quality of life with traditional or implant-supported dentures.

Find out what treatment at our Merritt Island, FL, practice can do for you.

Check Out the Incredible Difference

Tooth loss can significantly age you and make you appear more unhealthy than you actually are. With a full, natural-looking set of teeth, our Merritt Island patients can smile with confidence and enjoy complete dental function. 
Mouth missing many upper and lower teeth. Remaining teeth are damaged.
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Full set of upper and lower dentures
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You Don't Have to Live With Tooth Loss Contact Us to Start Your Journey Toward a Restored Smile

Tooth loss is more common than you may think, affecting approximately 178 million Americans; however, that doesn't mean you have to suffer from tooth loss and live with reduced oral function. Dentures can give you your quality of life back, allow you to eat the foods you love, and restore your ability to speak confidently.

Our office is proud to offer patients options that fit their lifestyles. If you don't want traditional dentures, that's not a problem. Advancements in dental technology and implant dentistry mean you can enjoy lifelike implant-supported dentures without the need for adhesives. Our dentists have extensive training in implant dentistry to help you achieve the smile you've been dreaming of.

Take the next step toward a restored smile. Contact us online or call our Merritt Island, FL, dental practice to see if dentures are right for you. 

(321) 459-2444

"I love my new smile." Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

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Carol Cavanaugh

2021

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Dr. Wilkhu and his staff are always amazing! Sue has been doing my cleanings this year and does a great job. The office staff will help with insurance questions, scheduling and answer any concerns. I can’t recommend this practice enough. I have been a patient for years. Thanks to all who work there.

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Brenda Menzies

2021

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Dr Wilkhu and his assistant Sabrina couldn’t have treated me any better. They did their best to make sure I was satisfied with the work I had done. I’ve always been afraid of the dentist, this time though I was comfortable and not nervous at all. I love my new smile....I’d highly recommend these folks.

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Types of Dentures

Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a good option if you have gaps in your smile but still have some healthy teeth. A traditional partial denture is secured to a metal or acrylic framework on the natural teeth, supporting custom-made prosthetics in the areas of tooth loss. They can be used to replace upper or lower teeth.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures, or full dentures, are designed to replace all the teeth on the upper or lower dental arch. Traditional complete dentures are removable, consisting of a gum-colored acrylic base and a full set of prosthetic teeth. The base suctions onto your gums and can be stabilized with a special dental adhesive. 

See How Partial Dentures Work

If you have multiple areas of tooth loss, partial dentures can fill in the gaps to help restore your oral function and appearance. 

Implant-Supported Dentures An Advanced Treatment Option


Our Merritt Island, FL, dentists have undergone additional training to provide state-of-the-art dental implants. Unlike traditional restorations that restore just the part of the tooth visible above the gumline, titanium dental implants are placed in the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots.

Your implant-supported denture is secured to the titanium posts, providing an unbeatable level of stability and comfort. Furthermore, implant-supported restorations stay fixed in place at all times, so you can avoid the cumbersome and embarrassing maintenance that comes with removable options.

While implant-supported dentures provide a wealth of additional benefits, they also involve a more extensive procedure. Treatment takes place in multiple phases at our Merritt Island, FL, practice over several months.

Lifelike Detail and Premium Restorations

What to Expect When Receiving Handcrafted Dentures

For the past decade, Dr. Chan Wilkhu and Dr. Mark Moffitt have worked with a trusted local lab to create lifelike traditional and implant-supported dentures. We closely collaborate with the lab technicians to ensure the best possible results and your ultimate satisfaction.

After receiving your handcrafted custom prosthetic, we personally handle the steps of fitting and adjustments. Rather than sending your restorations off to the dental lab for modifications, we streamline the process and bring the lab capabilities to our Merritt Island office. Our modern methods increase treatment efficiency and produce dentures that more closely match the aesthetics of your natural teeth.

"Kind, knowledgeable, and professional." Florida Patients Love Our Merritt Island Dentistry Practice

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Wade Miller

2022

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My name is Wade, and Dr Wilkhu was very honest and understanding. He took the time out of his busy day to confer with me. Also the dental hygienist helped me understand how the implants worked and showed me 3 different models. I was both honered and impressed with the whole team !

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Jennifer Segner

2021

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Love this office!!! The entire staff is kind, knowledgeable and professional. It's a beautiful, modern office that provides top notch care. Dr. Wilkhu and his assistant Sabrina were amazing and answered all my questions. This is a very calm and comfortable place to be. 

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Need Preparatory Treatment? Our Merritt Island Dental Practice Does That, Too

Patients with existing tooth decay or gum disease may require preparatory treatment before they are a candidate for dentures. We can provide you with the necessary treatment to help ensure a healthy foundation for your restorations. Our dentists offer a wide variety of general and restorative treatment options to address all your needs.

The Treatment Process 

Treatment at our Merritt Island, FL, dental practice is slightly different for each patient, depending on your individual needs and the type of denture you have selected; however, treatment for traditional full and partial dentures generally consists of the following steps:
"Our dentists make any necessary modifications and adjustments to ensure a snug and comfortable fit."
"Our dentists make any necessary modifications and adjustments to ensure a snug and comfortable fit."

Preparatory Procedures

Before getting prosthetics, your gums and remaining teeth must be in good health. We can perform a range of restorative dentistry services to help you establish optimal oral health before treatment.

Detailed Impressions

Our dentists begin by taking detailed impressions of your smile to create a blueprint for your dentures. In addition to digital X-rays, we use a state-of-the-art cone beam CT scanner to capture the most precise 3D impressions. 

Laboratory Fabrication

We send the impressions and designs to our partner dental lab to begin production. Depending on your needs and budget, your prosthetics can be made from various materials, including porcelain or acrylic. 

Restoration

When your partial or full dentures are ready, you will return to the office for placement. During this time, our dentists make any necessary modifications and adjustments to ensure a snug and comfortable fit. Over the next few weeks, as your muscles grow and adapt, wearing the denture will gradually feel more natural. 

Call Our Dental Practice Today

Dr. Chan Wilkhu and Dr. Mark Moffitt guarantee each patient receives the individualized care and attention needed for complete oral health and proper denture treatment. Our practice takes advantage of the most advanced technology and techniques in modern dentistry to provide top-of-the-line results. Get the best for your smile and contact our trusted dentists to begin treatment. You can reach our office in Merritt Island, FL, online or by calling:

(321) 459-2444

Maintaining Your Dentures

With proper care, your new dentures can last for 10 years or more. Maintenance will depend on your type of dentures.

Traditional Denture Care

Remove your dentures and brush them with a soft-bristled brush and a nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food and other debris. Make sure to remove the denture adhesive from the grooves and apply new adhesive before you put them back in your mouth. It is also advised to soak your dentures overnight in a denture cleanser while you sleep.

Implant-Supported Denture Care

Your implant-supported dentures are secured directly to the implants so you won't be able to remove them on your own, but your dentist may remove them during regular exams and cleanings. Brush your dentures as you would your natural teeth with a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive toothpaste.

Additional Denture Services 

Converting Your Dentures 

After learning about the benefits of dental implants, you may decide you are interested in converting your existing prosthetics into implant-retained restorations. If your removable dentures are in good condition and you are a good candidate for dental implants, we may be able to adapt the restoration to attach to your implant posts.

Denture Repair 

Although dentures should typically last about 10 years before needing replacement, accidents do happen. Regardless of how careful you are, dentures are slippery and can become damaged when accidentally dropped. In most cases, we can provide convenient same-day denture repair, so you do not have to struggle through daily life without teeth.

Insurance and Financing Options Available

Our Florida dental practice does not want financial barriers to prevent the patients of Merritt Island and surrounding communities from receiving the dental care they need. We accept most insurance plans and providers to help cover the cost of dentures. For those without insurance or to help with costs not covered by insurance, we accept CareCredit® financing. This breaks the cost of your treatment into affordable monthly payments with low or no interest. Contact us today to learn about financing options.

"Very pleasant and comfortable." More 5-Star Reviews of Our Dental Office

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auroura11

2021

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Very friendly and nice staff. Professional and well organized. Very good dentist place to go to, I’d recommend it to anyone! All of my visits have been very pleasant and comfortable. No complaints whatsoever.

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Arlyn DeBlauw

2021

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Major issue with tooth crown coming off over the weekend causing intense pain. Called for appointment at 8AM Monday and got a 12:00 appointment. Replaced crown and all pain was gone. Thank you Dr. Wilkhu, Arlyn

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Dr. Chan Wilkhu and Dr. Mark Moffitt

Chan Wilkhu DMD & Mark Moffitt DMD

Our team of friendly dental professionals can help you and your family enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles for years to come. Our dentists are members of a number of professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • International Dental Implant Association

To schedule a consultation at our Merritt Island, FL, office contact us online or call (321) 459-2444.

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