What Are My Denture Options?

There are many ways you can lose teeth, from gum disease to an injury. You may wonder if it’s okay to just leave that empty space in your mouth. In fact, it’s important to replace your missing teeth, because your other teeth, your gums, and your jawbone can be affected, negatively impacting your oral health.

At Morning Dental, we know that going to the dentist isn’t something most people relish. We make dental care easy and comfortable, providing high- quality services in a safe and supportive environment in our Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, California offices. Top dentists Dr. Michael Florman and Dr. Bao Nguyen are highly experienced dentists who provide their patients with the latest options in dental treatments.

What are dentures?

Dentures are a way of replacing lost teeth in order to maintain oral health, and allow you to speak, chew, and smile normally. The dentures are fake teeth that can be made of different types of materials and can be secured in your mouth in a number of different ways. We work with you to find the option that works best for you. 

Full dentures

If you have lost all of your teeth, then full dentures provide you with a full new set of teeth to allow you to speak, talk, and eat normally. You may be a candidate for immediate dentures, which allows you to get dentures very quickly. Immediate dentures do require regular relining, as your mouth transitions to having dentures.

Partial dentures

If you have only lost one or a few teeth, then partial dentures fill in the missing spaces. There are a few different kinds of partial dentures, including metal framework and acrylic. The metal framework option provides a very rigid and strong type of denture that can be helpful if your missing teeth are molars. Acrylic partial dentures are less expensive, but may need to be replaced more frequently.

Denture implants

Denture implants are a more secure denture option which requires more intense treatment, but provides you with a better fitting, more solid denture. This is also known as a hybrid denture. This treatment uses metal posts that are affixed in your jawbone to anchor the dentures, ensuring that you have a very solid fit that doesn't shift at all when you chew or talk. 

Dentures for everyone

Dentures offer a great option for replacing missing teeth, but it can be confusing sorting through the different options. Your dentist provides a full examination and discusses your goals and lifestyle with you before suggesting the treatment option that he or she thinks is best for you. 

To learn more about dentures, or for any other dental needs, call our office that’s most convenient for you, or use our online appointment booking system to schedule a consultation.

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