Have you lost teeth in the past and now are ready to replace them? One option is to replace your teeth with a partial denture (just a few teeth) or a complete denture (all teeth). Some patients believe dentures are as dated as their grandfather’s party tricks—but the truth is that dentures have become sophisticated, ideal options for tooth replacement.
Thanks to modern technology, today’s dentures are natural looking, reliable, and inconspicuous. At Lakewood Smiles Family Dentistry, we have the perfect solution to give you a more functional and beautiful smile and support your overall dental health.
Is A Denture Reline All You Need?
Sometimes a patient’s existing denture is just not servicing them properly, not allowing them to eat, or causing nagging sore spots in the mouth. Bring in your old denture and have Dr. William or Dr. Girgis examine it to see if there are any simple changes that can be made to improve the denture. When a patient has been wearing dentures for many years it is normal for the bone to reshape itself causing the denture to become loose. This is normal and can be fixed with a simple reline!
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Tooth loss happens more frequently than you might think! Accidents, injuries and tooth extractions might immediately come to mind, but in reality, tooth loss due to age, gum disease and tooth decay is incredibly common. That’s right: even a small cavity that’s not treated can lead to significant decay or tooth loss over time, and may need complex restorative work to repair.
Effects of Tooth Loss
Once you lose a tooth, you cannot ignore it. Without proper attention and dental care, you increase your risk for more tooth decay, gum disease, a misaligned bite, and teeth that shift out of place and may also fall out. As a result, you may be left with jaw pain, poor dental hygiene and a change in your bite that reveals a drooping or prematurely aged appearance.
What Are Dentures And How Can They Help Me?
Here is where dentures come in to save the day. Today’s versions have been aesthetically redesigned to restore your smile in the most natural, long-lasting way possible. The replacement teeth are made up of a gum-colored thermoplastic or similar economical material, and are custom designed to fit your mouth both comfortably and aesthetically.
You will be able to eat your favorite foods, talk and laugh with your loved ones, and smile with the new people you meet. When you visit our office we can guide you through the entire process, from consultation to implantation!
Do I Need Full or Partial Dentures?
Depending on your particular dental needs, you might be the perfect candidate for full dentures. Or, partial dentures might be the best option to restore your beautiful and functional smile. Let’s take a closer look at what they are and how they can best serve you:
Full Dentures are removable and can replace entire sets of missing teeth. (They are also known as complete or traditional dentures.)
Partial dentures can be fixed or removable by design. Fixed dentures are secured to adjacent teeth by way of precision attachments, or dental bridges. Each full or partial denture is designed to match the natural shape, size and color of healthy, personalized teeth.
Benefits of Dentures
Aside from restoring the function and appearance of your beautiful smile, dentures
- Are removable or fixed, making them easy to maintain
- Can be preferable to surgical options such as a dental implant or implant overdenture
- May help you look younger by improving your face shape and smile
- Are specially designed to consider your functional comfort and appearance
We also offer dental implants to replace as little as one, or as many as all missing teeth. A dental implant is titanium base that mimics a tooth root and is placed into the jawbone to support a dental crown, just like a healthy tooth root.
Family Dentistry in Lakewood, California
We would love to help you restore your beautiful smile in the most natural, comfortable way for you. Call our office at (562) 866-0406 to schedule a consultation for tooth replacement with Dr. William and Dr. Girgis, where we can provide you with the best solution to help you smile again in good oral health!
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