If you have lost multiple teeth, Dr. Surjit Chahal may recommend replacing them with complete or partial dentures. Dentures are a type of removable oral appliance consisting of prosthetic teeth set into an acrylic base. Complete dentures are used to replace all the teeth in a dental arch and may replace one or both arches depending on your individual needs. Partial dentures are recommended when there are still healthy, natural teeth remaining in the mouth. Partial dentures include a thin framework or clasps that attach to the natural teeth to ensure a secure fit. Complete and partial dentures may also be anchored to dental implants to provide a more stable restoration.
There are many benefits to dentures, including:
- A confident, restored smile
- An improved ability to speak and eat
- Restored facial volume
Dentures are custom made to ensure that they fit comfortably, aesthetically and securely. It may require several appointments to adjust your dentures to fit perfectly in your mouth, especially if you have recently lost teeth and your mouth is still adjusting. We encourage you to speak with our dentists as soon as possible if you experience any kind of discomfort while wearing your dentures.
Please also be aware that you will periodically need to receive denture maintenance, such as rebasing and relining, in order to keep your dentures in good condition. Our dentists will check your dentures at each of your regular appointments to ensure they fit and function properly and provide any maintenance the appliance may need. We will also provide you with instructions on how to care for your dentures so that they remain in good condition.
For more information about dentures in Modesto, California, and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, call Allure Dental Care & Orthodontics today at 209-521-3400.