Posts for tag: dentures

By Brookside Dental Care
November 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants   dentures  

If you are looking for dental restoration, Dr. Alexander Pritsky and Dr. Roger Lang can help at Brookside Dental Care. Today you have the option of both dentures or implants if you have missing, damaged, or decayed teeth. You may be wondering about the differences between dentures and dental implants in Stockton, CA. Let's look at a few of the differences and similarities between these two options. 

Dentures

Dentures are the traditional method of tooth restoration. Dentures are used when teeth are missing, or if teeth are so decayed or damaged that they should be removed. Dentures are designed to fit comfortably in the mouth and to be removed nightly for cleaning. 

The pros of dentures are that having a set of dentures created for your mouth is usually a quick and easy procedure once the damaged teeth have been removed. 

Dentures, however, do not feel and work like natural teeth would. Patients who opt for dentures often find that they cannot chew the same way as they did with natural teeth. This can sometimes require the patient to alter their eating habits or the types of food they eat. 

Implants

Dental implants in Stockton, CA, offer patients a permanent solution for false teeth. Implants can be thought of as dentures that are permanently attached to your jawbone. Each implant consists of a rod that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. The tooth is then placed on top of this rod. Because each tooth is implanted separately, the set of teeth can work like your natural teeth for chewing and biting. 

This procedure is more time-consuming and will require that you undergo major dental surgery following the removal of your teeth. There will also be a recovery time while your mouth heals from the procedure. 

Once the implants are completed, you will be able to enjoy your new, permanent set of teeth for years to come. 

If you would like to learn more about our services, or if you are interested in dental implants in Stockton, CA, please contact Dr. Pritsky or Dr. Lang at Brookside Dental Care by calling 209-952-8804.

By Brookside Dental Care
April 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

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 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.

Partial Dentures

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.

Complete Dentures

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. 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 the 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 (209) 952-8804.

By Brookside Dental Care
May 27, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

Follow this useful guide to make sure that your dentures look and feel their best.

Our Stockton, CA, dentists Dr. Alexander Pritsky, Dr. Roger Lang and Dr. Ravneet Nijjar pride themselves on creating dentures that are made from durable and lifelike materials that can help restore your smile with a false set of teeth that look as natural and feel as comfortable as possible. Of course, we also know that you want your new teeth to last as long as possible, and the good news is that how you care for them can keep them strong and healthy for years to come.

Here are some tips for cleaning and caring for your dentures,

Rinse After Eating

Every time you eat you should rinse your dentures off to prevent food and plaque from getting stuck under your dentures where they could also cause problems for the gums. Make sure to handle your dentures with a gentle hand while letting lukewarm water run over your dentures (place a towel in the sink so if you do drop your dentures, they have a soft spot to land on).

Use Lukewarm Water

While hot water may sound like a great idea when it comes to soaking in a tub, hot water on dentures is a no-no. Hot or boiling water can damage or warp your dentures, which can cause your false teeth to no longer fit properly. Play it safe and use cold or lukewarm water whenever you are cleaning or rinsing out your false teeth.

Brush Dentures Daily

The benefit of false teeth is that they can’t develop cavities; however, your Stockton, CA, family dentists will still advise all denture wearers to clean their teeth at least once a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleanser. When you get fitted for your new teeth, we would be happy to discuss which products to use and show you how to properly clean your dentures to remove any adhesives and to keep your new smile looking its best.

Don’t Let Them Dry Out

When you aren’t wearing your dentures, you should never just take them out and leave them on the nightstand or bathroom counter. Not only could this cause you to accidentally knock them off and break them, but when dentures dry out this can also warp or alter the shape of your false teeth. It’s important that if you aren’t wearing your dentures that you place them in water or a soaking solution (if you are leaving them overnight).

Are you wondering whether you could benefit from getting dentures here in Stockton, CA? If so, the dental team at Brookside Dental Care would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the different tooth replacement options they offer. To schedule a consultation, please call (209) 952-8804.

By Brookside Dental Care
March 05, 2020
Category: Uncategorized

Have you lost one or more teeth? If so, dentures, bridges, and dental implants, are all quality treatment options that can restore your missing teeth and give you something to smile about again. Here at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, your dentists, Drs. Alexander Pritsky, Roger Lang, and Ravneet Nijjar, can help you decide which option is right for you.

Why replacing your lost tooth is so important

In addition to improving your appearance, restoring lost teeth offers a few benefits that you may not realize. Once a tooth is lost, the teeth surrounding the gap may begin to drift. Drifting changes the alignment and appearance of your teeth and can lead to bite problems and difficulty removing plaque from overlapping edges of teeth.

Lost teeth can also make biting, tearing, and grinding food difficult. If you've lost multiple teeth, you may even give up eating hard or tough foods because they're just too difficult to chew. Unfortunately, this may cause nutritional problems. Restoring lost teeth helps you avoid these issues.

What choices are available in Stockton?

One of more of these restoration methods may be a good option for you:

  • Bridge: A bridge replaces one or two missing teeth. Artificial teeth are connected to dental crowns at either end of the bridge. Crowns are hollow restorations that fit over teeth after they've been reduced in size. The crowns are cemented on to the supporting teeth and hold the bridge firmly in place.
  • Dentures: Both partial or full dentures can restore your smile, depending on the number of teeth you've lost. Partial dentures hook over supporting teeth, while full dentures rest against your gums. Immediate dentures are placed in your mouth just after any remaining teeth are pulled, while full dentures are used after healing occurs. Dentures are created from impressions of your mouth to ensure a comfortable fit.
  • Dental Implants: Implants are synthetic substitute roots placed in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. They're topped with dental crowns to completely restore missing teeth. Although dental implants are most often used to replace single missing teeth, they can also restore multiple missing teeth and can even be connected to dentures.

Need dental work? Give us a call

Restore your smile with dentures or other tooth restoration options. Call your dentists in Stockton, CA, Drs. Pritsky, Lang, or Nijjar, at (209) 952-8804 to schedule your appointment.

By Brookside Dental Care
November 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

People often lose teeth from dental trauma, extractions, or in severe cases of periodontal disease where the tooth was impossible to save. If yours are missing, you probably don't feel like smiling much these days. When you lose your teeth, facial muscles can sag, and eating and speaking may not be as easy as it once was. At Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, it doesn't matter why your teeth are missing. What matters is how we can help you to correct the problem.

Below are some frequently asked questions patients have about dentures.

What Types of Dentures are Available?

  • Conventional - After we extract the remaining teeth, and tissues heal, we place these removable dentures inside the mouth.
  • Immediate - We insert these removable set of dentures immediately after extracting the remaining teeth. Because we outline your smile goals before you begin, you won't be without teeth during the healing period.
  • Over-denture - It isn't always necessary to remove natural teeth for dentures to be placed. When we can save them, an over-denture covers the remaining teeth to provide stability, support, and to preserve your jawbone.

What Can I Expect from Treatment?

At Brookside Dental Care, once your procedure is complete in our Stockton, CA, office, it may take some time getting used to your new dentures. As your mouth becomes accustomed, you'll need to follow adequate oral hygiene practices and brush and floss them as you would your natural teeth. We also recommend that you brush the roof of your mouth, as well as your tongue, to stimulate circulation before inserting them. Taking care of your dentures will prevent stains, scratches, and oral irritation.

If you are tired of living with missing teeth, visit our office to discuss the benefits of dentures further. At Brookside Dental Care, our dedicated team of Stockton, CA, dentists are committed to providing you with the best care, services, and results every time. To learn more about dentures, as well as other services we provide to restore your smile, visit our website. For questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment, please call (209) 952-8804.