If you are missing a full arch or set of teeth, dentures can be a great restorative option. Dentures are custom-fit for patients to restore the form and function of their teeth. Premier Dental Care offers restorative dentistry in our Lancaster and Palmdale, CA offices. Our dentists in Lancaster, CA will work with you to pick a denture option that best aligns with your budget, goals, and oral health.
Benefits of Implant-Secured Dentures
Denture implants are the most stable form of dentures. They’re a permanent restoration where your dentist will attach the denture to the implants. The dental implants are anchored in your jawbone. There are many benefits of dental implants, including the regeneration of jawbone growth, no dietary restrictions, and easier care.
Implant secured dentures don’t need adhesive or special soaks to clean them at night. You’re able to just brush your teeth like you normally would to keep them clean. Because of the implants, your jawbone won’t deteriorate and change the fit of the dentures. They’re secure in where they are, and you can eat, chew, and speak with confidence.
Treatment with Dentures and Partials
Before treatment, Dr. Karim Naguib will examine your teeth and gums to see if you are a good candidate for dentures or partial dentures. He may take jaw stability into account when creating a treatment plan for you. Depending on the results of his assessment, you may be a candidate for another restorative treatment.
If you want to get dental implants to secure your denture, the dentist will have to do an evaluation to see if you are eligible. While we suggest implants, they do require a certain amount of healthy bone structure to be successful. We always want to make sure that we provide personalized care that’s the best option for your unique case. We’ll make sure to give you the solution that’s right for you.
Removable dentures consist of replacement teeth on a base. We will create molds of your teeth and use them to make a temporary restoration. You will wear these until your permanent dentures are complete. We will color match your new dental restoration so it looks like natural teeth.
Permanent dentures are dentures that are held in place with dental implants. This creates a stable and secure restoration. Dental implants consist of titanium posts that a dentist will inserts into the the jawbone. The posts fuse to bone tissue and heal during a period of 3 to 6 months. After this period, a special type of abutment is placed on the implants that will secure the denture. Implant secured dentures are a long lasting and durable option for missing teeth.
How long do you have to wait to get dentures after teeth are pulled?
Dentists usually recommend waiting a couple of months for your teeth sockets to heal before placing your dentures. This allows enough time for your jawbone to heal as well and provides a stable foundation for your dentures. Your dentist can place immediate dentures (also same day dentures or temporary dentures) so you do not go without teeth while you wait for your final restoration.
Do dentures make you look different?
Dentures can create a more youthful appearance for your face and smile. Implant-secured dentures have the added benefit of supporting your jawbone and promoting growth. This means you will experience less facial sagging in the future.
Can I sleep in dentures?
Yes. It is possible to sleep with your removable dentures on. Although, we do not recommend that you do this every day, or on a regular basis. Your gums would love you if they got some rest from wearing dentures all day. Taking them off before bed gives your jaw time to relax and can help prevent gum irritation during the day.
Request an Appointment Today
Do you want to replace missing teeth with a natural-looking restoration? Try dentures. Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our dentists in Palmdale, CA at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online. Our dentists will be happy to answer any questions you may have.