Dealing with tooth loss is a burden. Not only can it impact how we look, but it can make even simple tasks such as eating or speaking much more difficult. But modern dentistry offers a wide range of solutions for how you can get your smile back to 100%. One of the best ways to replace missing teeth for patients with significant tooth loss is to try dentures in Sacramento at our office. Don’t let tooth loss continue to put unnecessary challenges in your way!
At Stonebrook Dental, we understand the importance of having a smile that you can be proud of. That is why every staff member on our team is ready to do all they can to ensure you have a pleasant experience that delivers the results you want. Call us today to learn more about dentures and get started on rebuilding a smile you can love.
WHAT ARE DENTURES?
When you think about dentures, the image that probably comes to mind is actually only one of the types of dentures we offer. In fact, there are three main types of dentures available for patients who want to replace several or all of their missing teeth. Each type is designed to replace the patients missing teeth, allowing them to enjoy the benefits and aesthetic of a fully restored smile.
Full dentures can replace an entire row of teeth for the top and bottom jaw. If you picture dentures or see them on television, odds are they are full dentures. These are best for patients who are missing a large number of teeth and need a thorough replacement prosthetic. They can allow patients a wonderful sense of taking back a sense of control and dignity in their lives. By replacing such a large number of teeth, patients are given back a sudden and empowering ability to speak, chew, and eat with ease and comfort.
Fewer people know about this type of dentures, but they are actually a highly popular option. Partial dentures rest on the gums and can replace several missing teeth on the top or bottom jaw. These are excellent for patients who still are missing teeth, but have a good number of their original teeth remaining. By obtaining your own set of partial dentures, you can restore much of the function and appearance of your missing teeth.
Implant-supported dentures can be either full or partial, but what makes them unique is that they use dental implants for support rather than simply resting on the gums. This allows for outstanding stability while keeping the convenience of being able to remove your dentures for care and cleaning. While they may require a few extra steps and a longer wait, the majority of patients would agree the extra benefits and advantages are worth the process.
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WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF GETTING DENTURES?
The process can vary, depending on your oral health and needs, but most patients can usually get their dentures within a couple of visits to our office. The first step is to come in for an evaluation and to discuss your options with your dental specialist. Based on your goals and situation, we can match you with dentures or another tooth replacement option.
After caring for or restoring any teeth that can be saved (or removing those that cannot), we can take impressions of your mouth to ensure your dentures are an ideal match for you. We can often provide temporary dentures while you wait for the custom ones to be made. When your dentures are ready, you can come into the office for a fitting and test them out. While it can take a bit of getting used to, once you have adapted to living with dentures, you can begin to fully reap the benefits.
Are Dentures Right For Me?
Dentures can literally change the lives of patients suffering from significant tooth loss. If you want to get your smile back to its full potential, then dentures could be for you. Dentures can provide lasting benefits for patients missing several or even all of their teeth, giving them back control over their lives. We also provide dental implants and dental bridges for patients with fewer missing teeth but who still want to get their smiles back to their full potential. Call us today to set up your initial appointment and see if dentures in Sacramento are right for you.
Benefits of Dentures
- Restore your ability to eat and speak with ease
- Get your smile back to a full 100%
- Boost confidence in your appearance
- Help prevent shifts in jaw shape
- Convenient to clean and care for
- Fully-customized fabrication for a look that matches you
How to Clean and Maintain Your Dentures
Regular daily cleaning of your dentures is essential for maintaining good oral hygiene and for preventing bad breath, but it also means your dentures will look better and last longer.
Start by rinsing off any food particles that may have become stuck in them after eating. You can use either warm water or a mild, non-abrasive cleanser. However, we recommend using cleaners specifically made for dentures to see the best results. Make sure to rinse the cleaner off thoroughly before putting your dentures back in your mouth.
Soaking them at night is also vital, but first you will need to clean them off. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture paste to gently brush away any plaque or food debris from the surfaces of your dentures. Avoid using toothpaste, as it can be too abrasive for cleaning dentures.
Soak your dentures in a denture cleaner overnight for best results. This will help to remove any built-up plaque and keep them clean and fresh for as long as possible.
Visit your dentist at least once a year for an annual check-up. During this visit, they will examine the fit and condition of your dentures as well as give you advice on how to take any additional measures needed.