Missing teeth aren’t just a cosmetic problem — they negatively affect your overall oral health, ability to eat and speak, and general confidence. Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center offers natural-looking dentures that replace your teeth and restore your ability to eat and chew.
Replace Your Missing Teeth Today
Dentures are a great way to replace your missing teeth and get your smile back. They are also a more affordable option than dental implants. Whether you have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injury, dentures can give you back the ability to eat and speak properly. And with today’s advances in denture technology, they look and feel more natural than ever. Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center offers removable or implant-supported dentures that look indistinguishable from natural teeth.
What are Dentures?
A denture is a series of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing, and partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Full dentures consist of a complete arch of prosthetic teeth supported by a gum-colored base, which can be attached to the gums using adhesives. Partial dentures, meanwhile, are a series of prosthetic teeth that can be clasped to the back of your existing natural teeth.
Benefits of Dentures:
- Improve the appearance of your teeth
- Improve your ability to chew and speak
- Help support the facial muscles
- Fill out the appearance of your face
- Restore your confidence and self-esteem
Types of Dentures:
Traditional (Removable) Dentures
Traditional dentures are made to fit over the gums and are held in place by suction or a denture adhesive. These dentures can be removed for cleaning and are usually less expensive than implant-supported dentures. Removable dentures are ideal for patients who don’t want to undergo surgery or can’t undergo surgery because of medical contraindications. However, since removable dentures are simply attached to the gums, they’re not as stable as natural teeth.
Implant-supported dentures are a more permanent solution — they are anchored into the jawbone via dental implants. These implants will fuse to the jawbone over time and provide a strong and stable foundation for the dentures. Once the implants have healed, the dentures are attached to the implants. Implant-supported dentures are not removable and more stable than traditional dentures. Additionally, they preserve the jawbone and prevent it from shrinking.
Caring for Dentures
Dentures need to be brushed daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleanser. Be sure to clean your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth as well. You should also remove your dentures at night to give your gums a chance to rest. Dentures should be stored in a denture wash or in water when not in use. You must follow your dentist’s aftercare guidelines and instructions to ensure your dentures remain safe.
Why Choose Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center?
Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center is a state-of-the-art dental clinic specializing in restorative dentistry and aesthetic dentistry. We are committed to helping patients transform their smiles using cutting-edge technologies and techniques. Whether you’re getting removable or implant-supported dentures, we ensure the results are stable and natural-looking. Please schedule an appointment to explore your denture options in San Diego.