By Brookside Dental Care
May 29, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

What your dentists in Stockton, California want you to knowDentures

If you are missing teeth, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the foods you love. It also doesn’t mean you have to live with an incomplete smile. The right denture can make all the difference in your looks and your life. Your dentists at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, California want to introduce you to the denture options available to you.

If you’ve been living without teeth or have been wearing a denture for years, chances are you aren’t chewing your food as well, which can impact your digestion and your overall health. You are missing out on the amount of chewing surfaces you need to eat the foods you love. If you have been wearing the same denture for a long time, there is a good chance it might be slipping around.

It’s time to change all of that with a new denture. If you want to replace an entire arch of teeth, either upper or lower, consider:

  • An immediate denture, which is placed right after your teeth are removed; the advantage of an immediate denture is that you don’t have to live your life without teeth. A more permanent denture is made after your tissue has healed, at around 6 to 8 weeks.
  • A conventional denture, which is placed after your tissue has healed completely, usually at 6 to 8 weeks; conventional dentures have the advantage of you only getting used to wearing one denture.
  • An overdenture, which is snapped in place over dental implants or existing root tips; the advantage of an overdenture is better conservation of bone, and increased support from the implants or root tips.

If you need to replace only a few teeth instead of a complete arch, consider a partial denture. Examples of partial dentures include:

  • Transitional partial dentures, a great choice if you are thinking about implants later on; transitional partial dentures are less expensive and are a temporary substitute before implant treatment.
  • Removable partial dentures, if you want to just have a partial and no implants later on; removable partials are sturdy, and are meant to last.

The right denture can have you looking and feeling great! Don’t wait to get the smile you deserve. To find out more about dentures and other restorative and cosmetic dental services call your dentists at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, California today!

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