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 insert into 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 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 (same-day dentures or temporary dentures) so you do not go without teeth while waiting 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 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 the jaw. This is because dentures rest on the gums and do not provide the stimulation your mouth needs to maintain bone density. On the other hand, dental implants can help prevent bone loss. The dentist will surgically place them into the jawbone. This 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, it 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. As you get used to wearing your dentures, any discomfort should start to reduce as your body adjusts to wearing them. If pain persists for more than two weeks after your dentist fits you for dentures, contact them for refitting as soon as possible.
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.