If you are missing a full arch or set of teeth, dentures can be a great restorative option. Our dentures near you are custom-fit to restore the form and function of your teeth.
Premier Dental Care offers restorative dentistry in our Lancaster and Palmdale dental 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 because they’re a permanent restoration. Our dentist will attach the denture to dental implants. The dental implants create that security because our oral surgeon anchors them to your jawbone. There are many benefits of using dental implants, including helping jawbone growth, no dietary restrictions, and easier care.
Furthermore, 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 over time. You can eat, chew, and speak with confidence because your implant-secured dentures will stay in place.
Treatment with Dentures and Partials
First, Dr. Karim Naguib will examine your teeth and gums. He will 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 better candidate for a different restorative treatment.
Our dentist will also check to see if you are eligible to get dental implants to secure your denture. 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.
After the exam and consultation, we can continue the process. Removable dentures consist of replacement teeth on a base. So first we will create molds of your mouth.
Our team will use the molds to make a temporary restoration. We will also send them to a dental lab so that they can create your new denture prosthetic.
You will wear the temporary until your permanent dentures are complete. We will make sure to color-match your new dental restoration so it looks like natural teeth. Next, you will come back to our office for final denture placement.
The process to get permanent dentures is a little different. Dental implants hold these type of dentures in place. This creates a stable and secure restoration. Dental implants consist of titanium posts that a dentist or oral surgeon will insert into your jawbone.
After surgery, the implant posts will begin to fuse to your bone tissue. The healing process spans a period of 3 to 6 months. After this period, we will place a special type of abutment on the implants to 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 extracting teeth?
Dentists usually recommend waiting a few months for your teeth sockets to heal before placing your dentures. This also allows enough time for your jawbone to heal and provides a stable foundation for your dentures. Your dentist can place immediate dentures so you do not go without teeth while waiting for your final restoration. You may also know these as same-day dentures or temporary dentures.
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 doing this every day or regularly. 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.
Do dentures prevent bone loss?
Dentures do not prevent bone loss in your jaw. This is because dentures rest on your gums and do not provide the stimulation your mouth needs to maintain bone density.
On the other hand, Implant-supported dentures can help prevent bone loss. The dentist surgically places them into your jawbone to provides the necessary stimulation to maintain bone health.
What are the four types of dentures?
There are four main types of dentures: complete dentures, partial dentures, implant-supported dentures, and overdentures. Complete dentures replace the patient’s teeth in either the upper or lower arch.
Partial dentures fill in any gaps left by missing teeth. Implant-supported dentures are a type of over-denture that uses dental implants as an anchor. Lastly, overdentures replace any number of missing natural teeth and use the remaining natural roots to hold them in place.
Does it hurt to get dentures?
Getting dentures can cause some discomfort during the process. Although this is normal and should not be overly painful or unbearable. When your dentist places the dentures in your mouth, they might feel strange or slightly uncomfortable. Your mouth is adapting to them!
Any discomfort should start to go away as your body adjusts to wearing your dentures. Contact us for refitting as soon as possible if pain persists for more than two weeks after our dentist fits you for dentures.
Do you want to replace missing teeth with a natural-looking restoration? Request a dental appointment today. Schedule a consultation for affordable dentures in Lancaster and Palmdale. Our dentists will be happy to answer any questions you have about dentures!
Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online.