Dentures are a set of teeth that are used to replace those that are missing. Dentures can be an alternative to dental implants or can be fixed to implants. Dentures can be used for people who have partial or full tooth loss and want to replace their missing teeth. They can also be used for temporary reasons, such as after an extraction or before getting dental implants.
At Open Wide La Jolla, we want to provide you with all the information you need to know about dentures so that you can make the best decision for your smile!
Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth. They are made of acrylic, plastic and metal. The denture can be held in place by suction or attached to an implant (a small screw that’s placed into your jawbone).
There are several different types of dentures, but the most common ones are:
- Fixed — These are permanent. They don’t need to be removed or adjusted and can be used with other dental appliances such as bridges and crowns.
- Removable — These removable or partial dentures can be taken out at night for cleaning and stored in a case when not in use.
- Full-Arch — This type covers all of your teeth, including those on top, bottom and sides (both arches).
A lot of people think that dentures are just an old person’s accessory, but they’re actually a great way to improve your quality of life. When you have a full set of teeth, it’s easy to forget how much better food tastes when you don’t have to worry about chewing it properly or getting something stuck in your gums. Dentures also let you feel confident about smiling, which means more opportunities for socializing and enjoying life!
Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth and improve your quality of life. If you have any questions about dentures, Dr. Chad Dains would love to answer them. Give our office in La Jolla, CA a call today.