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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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"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 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. 

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.

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

The Treatment Process 

Treatment at our Merrit 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 provide a comprehensive 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 3-D 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. 

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.

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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