Even with the most impressive advances in dentistry an unprecedented emphasis on the prevention of dental diseases, millions of people each year suffer significant tooth loss. If you are considering dentures for the first time or you are unhappy with your existing dentures, our Walnut Creek CA dentist can help you to navigate this phase of your life with comfort and confidence.
If you have never worn dentures before then you may be nervous or unsure about what to expect. Perhaps you are concerned about the way that the dentures will look or feel. Or, perhaps you are wondering how your new teeth will perform as you speak and eat. These concerns are certainly valid and many denture patients have expressed similar concerns.
With our comprehensive approach to tooth replacement, we are able to design restorations that can meet both your esthetic and functional needs. Once complete, your new denture will promote an attractive facial appearance as well as a high rate of function. Aspects such as the shape, size, and color of the denture teeth, as well as the appearance of the gum tissue of the denture can be selected to produce a natural-looking smile.
For maximum stability and function, the denture procedure may need to be completed in phases, with multiple appointments for try-ins and adjustments.
According to the extent of your bone loss and your individual preferences, there are a number of different kinds of dentures:
- Temporary/ immediate (for use immediately following tooth extraction)
- Custom (a more precise and esthetic, final denture)
- Partial denture (when some of the natural teeth have been preserved)
- Implant retained denture (a permanent restoration that has been anchored with dental implants)
The custom denture technique is an efficient and effective solution for anyone who has suffered tooth loss and still appreciates the importance of a fantastic smile. It’s the solution for patients who understand the value of teeth that can chew comfortably and fit properly.
Find out more about the denture option that is best for you by calling to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Walnut Creek today.