Some dental patients require dentures, and there are several reasons why your La Mesa dentist might recommend dentures. For example, you may have had most or all of your teeth removed due to extensive tooth decay or damage to the teeth.
When teeth are removed due to tooth decay or damage, it is important that the missing teeth be replaced so you are able to easily chew food. Replacing missing teeth also prevents facial muscles from sagging, which occurs when there are no teeth to keep the jaw to its natural position. Based on your particular circumstance, we can provide custom traditional or implant-supported dentures.
Traditional dentures are typically made from materials meant to give the appearance of natural teeth and gums. The process for receiving dentures begins with the removal of some of all of the remaining teeth.
If a partial denture is recommended, then only some of the remaining teeth will be removed, with others being left in order to help slow bone loss in the jaw. If a full denture is recommended, then all of the remaining teeth are removed.
The procedure for receiving traditional dentures can take several months depending on how long it takes for the gum area to completely heal after the teeth have been extracted. This is because as the gum heals it reshapes, which makes it a challenge to get a tight fit with the denture.
Traditional dentures are a convenient, cost-effective way to restore your confidence through a full, natural-looking smile!
An alternative to traditional dentures is denture implants, where the dentures are attached to implants in the jaw. This procedure usually requires two appointments. The first appointment is to install the implant studs into the gum, and the second appointment is to expose the studs of the implants and attach the dentures.
Denture implants look more natural than traditional dentures. They can be brushed and cleaned like natural teeth, and they help prevent bone loss in the jaw. Implant-supported dentures are extremely secure, preventing any embarrassing slippage at inconvenient times. We will help you to make the denture decision that is right for you!
Let Javadi Smiles Restore Your Youthful Smile!
If denture implants are the right option for you, we promise to make your experience a good one. If you have missing teeth and want a full, natural-looking smile again, call Javadi Smiles, your trusted La Mesa Dentist, today!