Modern dentistry has improved the dentures we offer today. Find out which one might be best suited to your needs.
Dealing with tooth loss can rapidly age you, but the good news is that our Stockton, CA, family dentists Dr. Alexander Pritsky and Dr. Roger Lang can fit you with custom dentures to prevent sagging skin and to give you a more youthful appearance. It’s important that if you are missing one or more teeth that you see a dentist right away to determine the best way to restore your smile. Those with more extensive tooth loss could definitely benefit from what dentures have to offer.
The two main types of dentures are partial and complete dentures. If you still have some natural teeth left, then partials are going to be the best way to fill gaps with natural-looking false teeth. If you are missing an entire row of teeth, then complete dentures are going to be a better option for you.
This type of denture may be fixed in place or removable. It’s important to talk with our Stockton, CA, dental team to find out which type of partial dentures are ideal for your smile and needs. Fixed partial dentures are sometimes referred to as a dental bridge and it requires healthy natural teeth to anchor the false teeth into place. Removable partial dentures may also be attached to neighboring teeth with clasps or attachments that help them stay in place.
If you are dealing with complete tooth loss either on the upper or lower jaw (or both), then complete dentures are going to be the way to go. When it comes to complete dentures, there are immediate and conventional dentures. Just as you might be able to guess, immediate dentures are placed the very same day as a tooth extraction. This allows our patients to have a set of teeth that they can still use while their gums heal from this procedure. Once gums have fully healed then we can place conventional dentures, a more permanent solution.
Do you have questions about getting dentures here in Stockton, CA? If so, the dental team at Brookside Dental Care would be happy to schedule a consultation to provide you with the beautiful smile you want. Call us today at (559) 298-3900.
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