Robert I. Hlavac, Dental Corporation in Concord, CA
Dentures Provide Solutions for Missing Teeth
If you have missing teeth or teeth damaged to the point that they need to be extracted, you’ll need to consider your options for replacing them. For some patients we will recommend dental implants, crowns, or bridges before dentures. However, denture technology has come a very long way over the past few years, and we may actually recommend partial or full dentures to restore your smile.
If you have lost most or all of your teeth, we will likely recommend a set of full dentures. Immediate (or temporary) dentures can be made and fitted immediately after removal of dead or damaged teeth, in which case they’ll likely need to be adjusted a few times throughout the healing process. Then, once you’ve healed, we’ll replace them with conventional dentures, which should not need much adjustment at all.
If you’ve only lost one or a couple of teeth, we can recommend a partial denture, which has a gum-colored plastic base over a metal frame and fits snugly around the teeth adjacent to your missing teeth. Partial dentures prevent teeth from moving and shifting, which can prevent future loss of more teeth.
Advancing Denture Technology
There’s more to dentures than just partial and full, though. We can also recommend implant-retained or implant-supported dentures, which are secured in place over dental implants. If you do not have any natural teeth left, but you do have a healthy jawbone with enough bone mass to support dentures, one of these options may be right for you.
You may also choose metal-free dentures or thermaplastic resin dentures, which are made with all-new resin materials for more flex and a more comfortable fit. With the denture technology we use at our office in Concord, your dentures will look and feel as close as possible to natural, healthy teeth, and no one will be able to tell the difference.