Get Your Smile Back With Dentures
Dentures are the oldest technology utilized for replacing missing teeth and restoring the natural functionality of your mouth. If you have lost teeth in the past and are ready to replace them, a partial or complete denture may be the best choice for you.
At Restore Health Dentistry, we’re here to help. Dr. Nancy William is an expert at crafting and placing precision-crafted dentures. She can also teach you about the difference between types of dentures, which might be right for you, and the importance of replacing missing teeth. Call or visit us at one of our two locations: Los Alamitos or Lakewood.
FULL ARCH VS. PARTIAL DENTURES
There are two primary types of dentures available to you – full arch dentures and partial dentures.
Partial dentures are one of the most common ways to replace one or two missing teeth. They are built from acrylic resin, and typically attach to healthy teeth with wires. They can be designed to be removable or fixed in place.
If you are missing quite a few teeth due to a dental injury, tooth decay, or advanced periodontal disease, a full arch denture may be required.
These dentures require the removal of any remaining teeth. They are built to replace all of your missing teeth, and adhere to your gums, restoring the natural appearance and functionality of your mouth.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO REPLACE MY MISSING TEETH?
Wondering why you should bother replacing a missing tooth? Here are just a few reasons.
- Increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay – A missing tooth can increase your risk of developing gum disease, as well as tooth decay and infection. Bacteria can collect in the socket where the tooth used to be and are particularly difficult to remove. These bacteria can also spread to surrounding tissues and teeth.
- Teeth shifting – Once you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth will begin shifting to try to fill the empty socket. This process can result in crooked teeth, pain, and may even require you to undergo orthodontics if you want to correct these issues.
- Bite misalignment – A missing tooth can cause your bite to become misaligned, changing the shape of your face, and potentially leading to jaw deterioration.
Getting dentures is one of the fastest, most inexpensive ways to prevent these issues from occurring.
- Non-invasive – Getting dentures is a non-invasive process. However, you may need tooth extractions if you are getting full dentures, to remove any remaining teeth before the denture is fitted.
- Fast treatment time – Dentures can be manufactured and placed in just a few weeks. This makes dentures faster than both dental bridges and implants.
- Affordable and covered by most insurance plans – Unlike dental implants, which are seen as an elective procedure, full and partial dentures are usually covered by most insurance plans, and they are very affordable.
Absolutely! At Restore Health Dentistry, we understand the importance of comfortable dentures. We use advanced materials and techniques to ensure that your dentures fit snugly and comfortably in your mouth. Our team of experienced dentists will take precise measurements and create custom dentures that are tailored to the unique shape and contours of your mouth. This personalized approach guarantees a comfortable fit that allows you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Yes, your dentures will look incredibly natural! At Restore Health Dentistry, we take great pride in creating dentures that not only function well but also look like your natural teeth. Our skilled dentists use high-quality materials and the latest advancements in denture technology to create lifelike prosthetics that closely resemble your natural teeth in color, shape, and texture. We take into consideration factors such as the shape of your face, your skin tone, and the alignment of your natural teeth to ensure that your dentures blend seamlessly with your smile.
We understand that the thought of getting dentures can be daunting, but rest assured that our team at Restore Health Dentistry is committed to providing a comfortable and pain-free experience. During the denture fitting process, we take great care to ensure that your dentures fit properly and comfortably. While it is normal to experience some mild discomfort or soreness initially as you adjust to wearing dentures, any discomfort should subside within a few days. Our team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your dentures and alleviate any potential discomfort. We are also available to address any concerns or questions you may have throughout the process.
Proper denture care is crucial for maintaining their longevity and your oral health. You should clean your dentures daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush or denture brush using a denture cleaner. Avoid using regular toothpaste, which can be abrasive. When not in use, store your dentures in a denture solution or plain water. Regular check-ups with your dentist are also essential to ensure your dentures fit correctly and function well.
Initially, you may experience some adjustments while eating and speaking with new dentures. However, most people adapt to dentures relatively quickly. Chewing softer foods and practicing speaking can help improve your comfort and ability to communicate. Over time, your dentures should feel natural and allow you to enjoy a wide variety of foods and speak with confidence.
The lifespan of dentures can vary depending on factors such as your oral health, the quality of the dentures, and how well you care for them. On average, dentures can last between 5 to 7 years before needing replacement or adjustment. As your jawbone changes over time, dentures may become loose and less comfortable. Regular dental check-ups will help monitor the condition of your dentures and ensure they continue to serve you well.