Full & Partial Dentures - Arcadia
Bright Smiles With Maximum Comfort
A smile just isn't a smile if it's incomplete. Missing teeth cause a host of problems, from added difficulty when speaking and eating to low self-confidence to jawbone deterioration. Don't give up on having a whole and healthy smile – advances in dental materials and technology have made full and partial dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever. Contact our Arcadia, CA practice today to learn more.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Finding out whether you are a good candidate for dentures requires that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Canzoneri. This visit will include an in-depth evaluation of your oral and overall health as well as how supportive and dense your jawbone is.
You can expect that if you are missing multiple teeth or an entire arch, you will be recommended for full or partial dentures; however, it’s imperative that you do not have signs of gum disease or existing tooth decay to start. If so, we will need to incorporate preliminary treatments into your overall cost estimate to ensure that your mouth is in the best possible shape for traditional or implant dentures.
Types of Dentures
At the dental office of Dr. Kenneth J. Canzoneri, we provide three options for dentures – full, partial, and implant. When meeting with us for a consultation, we’ll go over them and determine which one is right for you.
A partial denture, commonly referred to as simply a partial, consists of multiple teeth on a gum-colored base. The teeth are not in a row but rather spread across the base to fit like a puzzle with your existing teeth. A partial is normally secured with clips or brackets, but unlike a bridge, it’s easily removable.
A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base. Dentures can be closed or open palate, and they stay in place with the help of natural suction and dental adhesive.
Dental implants are small titanium posts anchored into the jawbone. If you prefer a secure full or partial denture and do not want clips or adhesive, then consider implant dentures. With the help of brief surgery, an implant dentist can secure a few dental implant posts to hold your dentures in place. With implant dentures, you won't have to worry about slippage, and your prosthetic will feel safe and sound inside your mouth.
Benefits of Dentures
As you discuss your options for tooth replacement, you can expect that Dr. Canzoneri will go over the various benefits you will experience when choosing custom dentures. Some of the most common include:
- Greater oral function that allows you to eat the foods you love, speak with optimal clarity, and feel more confident when smiling.
- Improved oral health.
- A more youthful appearance because of how dentures help to fill out your facial features.
- Teeth that can last for years or even decades when properly cared for.
- Prosthetics that help to increase your bite force so that eating certain foods is easier.