Dentures and Partial Dentures

If you are missing any number of teeth in your mouth, full or partial dentures provide an excellent tooth replacement option. Full dentures offer value to those who are missing all of their natural teeth while partials are ideal tooth replacements for those missing a few teeth.

Forget the dentures your grandparents might have worn. Today’s modern dentures are custom-made to look completely natural. With state-of-the-art dentures, you will be able to chew and speak with confidence because they fit better and are more comfortable than ever.

Dentures provide those with missing teeth an affordable way to restore the form and function of their mouths. Call your San Diego dentist, Town Square Family Dentistry, to find out about replacing your missing teeth with full or partial dentures.

Full Dentures

When your oral health becomes unmanageable, your dentist might recommend that your remaining teeth be extracted. Conditions such as advanced tooth decay or gum disease sometimes make this necessary. Although the thought of dentures is unappealing to many people, they are an economical and efficient option for tooth replacement.

A complete denture is made using an acrylic base that is the same color as your natural gums and is designed to rest comfortably on them. The teeth that make up the rest of the denture look natural and will be designed to look as close to your natural smile as possible. They do not resemble the square, fake-looking teeth of dentures in the past. With dentures, you have the option of mimicking your natural teeth—or improving on them if you desire a “new” smile.

Although dentures have been successful in restoring smiles for many years, modern technology has enhanced the way dentures fit and look. Some patients opt for even more stability with their dentures by securing them with a dental implant that is placed in the jaw.

Partial Dentures

If you are missing one or a few teeth, it’s crucial that you fill in the gap left behind. This will not only make it easier for you to chew and speak, but it will prevent your remaining teeth from shifting. A space left by missing teeth that is not filled with a replacement tooth can ultimately throw off your entire bite, causing undue wear on the remaining teeth. It can also lead to more tooth loss.

A partial denture is a great way to fill in the space left by missing teeth. Made up of a thin metal framework that rests along your gum line, partial dentures provide a smooth feel that is not at all bulky. The framework is supported by your natural teeth, designed to blend in with your smile seamlessly. Your chewing function will be restored—and you will not have to worry about your teeth shifting.

All on 4 Dentures

Although today’s dentures fit better than ever before, many patients might want a tooth replacement option with more stability. All-on-4 might be just what they are looking for.

The All-on-4 procedure combines the benefits of dental implants with the convenience of dentures to give patients natural-looking teeth that are secured into place.

The all on 4 technique works by placing four dental implants into the jawbone. Once the implants are placed into the jawbone, the dentures are snapped into place that very same day. The end result is a solid base on which to attach your new teeth so you don’t have any of the moving, slipping, or shifting issues that normally go along with wearing dentures. 

Call Town Square Family Dentistry

Give us a call so we can talk about the best option for restoring your smile. With today’s modern dentistry, you do not have to live with missing teeth. Full or partial dentures can give you back your confidence and your beautiful smile!