Restore the Appearance and Function of Your Smile
If you’re missing one or more teeth, it can be difficult to complete daily tasks, like chewing your food, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence. The good news is that there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there. At Michelsen Dental, we offer customized dentures in Orange to restore the appearance and function of your smile. To find out if dentures are the right tooth replacement option for you, give us a call to schedule a consultation.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures are an excellent option for patients who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. Depending on the number of teeth that you are missing and where they are in the mouth, a personalized plan can be made just for you. If you currently have any dental issues, like tooth decay or gum disease, they will need to be addressed and eliminated before you can get dentures. Your oral health is our top priority!
Types of Dentures
There are a few different types of dentures that cater to a variety of different needs. During your initial consultation, we will determine which of the following will best restore your smile.
This option is ideal for patients who still have some healthy teeth remaining. A partial denture fits between the surrounding teeth like a puzzle piece. This way, missing teeth in different locations of the mouth can be replaced with a single restoration for each affected arch.
This option replaces an entire row of missing teeth either on the upper or lower arch. Instead of being held in by clasps, traditional dentures are held into place by the shape and natural suction of the mouth. Full dentures are made with a gum-colored base and hold natural-looking replacement teeth in place.
If you’re looking for a sturdier, longer-lasting tooth-replacement option, dental implant dentures are an excellent solution. These dentures are held into place with titanium, screw-like implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act as tooth roots. They allow for additional bite force and prevent bone loss from occurring over time.
The Benefits of Dentures
Here are a handful of benefits that you can expect to experience when you get dentures:
- Allows for easier eating
- Prevents movement of surrounding teeth
- Covered by most dental insurance plans
- Improves speech
- Natural appearance
- Removeable for easy cleaning
- Increases confidence
- Supports facial muscles