If you are missing multiple teeth, or all of your teeth, our dentist may recommend dentures or partial dentures to restore your full smile. Dentures are designed to be comfortable and stable in your mouth so that you can eat, speak and smile without worry. If you would like to learn more about dentures and partial dentures in Oceanside, California, please call North Coast Dental Excellence at 760-941-1414! Dr. Fiona Tavakoli can let you know if you are a good candidate for dentures during a consultation.
If you have lost all or most of your natural teeth, dentures can help you regain a healthy, functional and attractive smile. Dentures are prosthetic devices that are custom-made to fit snugly over the gums. They can be used to replace both upper and lower teeth.
Dentures are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, plastic and metal. The type of denture you choose will depend on a number of factors, including your budget, your aesthetic preferences and your dental health.
Complete dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in an arch (either the upper or lower jaw). They consists of two main parts: the denture base, which is made from gum-coloured plastic, and the denture teeth, which are made from porcelain or plastic. These dentures are held in place by suction and gravity. They may also be secured with denture adhesives, which are available over the counter at most pharmacies.
Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Like complete dentures, they consist of a denture base and artificial teeth. Partial dentures are usually held in place by clasps that attach to neighboring natural teeth.
If you are considering dentures, it is important to consult with our dentist to discuss your options and find the type of denture that is right for you. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and find out if dentures are the right option for you!