If you have weak or missing teeth, you may be thinking about ways to improve on and protect your smile. In some cases, dentures can be an excellent solution. Dentures are removable dental appliances and are a full or partial set of teeth to replace missing teeth. Some people might need dentures to fill in a small portion of their mouth, while others will need a full set of dentures in their mouth. At McBride Dental, our experienced San Diego dentists work with you so you understand all of your denture options and can decide on the best path for you and your smile.
Full Dentures: When you receive dentures that replace an entire set of teeth, these are known as full dentures. These typically have a base that covers the entirety of the gums as well as the roof of the mouth. These are perfect dentures for those who have lost many teeth and need their entire denture set to fit firmly in their mouths.
For these dentures, all your remaining teeth will need to be removed if they haven’t been lost already. Due to this removal and replacement, your mouth might take some time to reshape and heal and it may take time for the dentures to not feel so out of place. Because a patient might have no teeth during the time that they are waiting for their dentures to be fitted and created, we often recommend short-term replacements that can stand in for the customized dentures until they are complete.
Partial Dentures: If you have only lost a few teeth in one area and are not a candidate for a full set of dentures, partial dentures might be a good fit. Partial dentures are attached to natural teeth in a variety of ways, one of the most common being through metal clasps that grip your natural teeth. We may also offer less noticeable dentures with the use of precision attachments. These dentures can be attached to the crowns on the natural teeth.
Implant-Supported Dentures: If you have previously had implants in your mouth, you might be a candidate for implant-supported dentures, which are dentures that attach to the implants in your jaw. These dentures are especially stable, which gives them more room to grow in your mouth and are less likely to slip out of place.
There are many pros and cons when it comes to choosing from the various types of dentures. However, the local San Diego dentists at McBride Dental can guide you through the process of learning about dentures and deciding if they’re a good fit for you and your individual needs.
We can guide you in the right direction when it comes to making these decisions.
Your teeth are important to you, and we want to help you achieve a quality experience that suits your needs. Our on-site denture lab can quickly replace any damaged dentures and gives us the flexibility to quickly create the dentures you need. Contact us at 760-471-1003 to find out how we can help you.