At Lake Merced dentistry
At Lake Merced Dentistry, we understand that receiving new dentures can be an intimidating experience for some patients. Denture technology has come a long way in recent years, and our staff members are thoroughly trained in the latest techniques to ensure your comfort and satisfaction with your new smile. We are committed to helping each patient feel at ease during the entire process, from initial consultation through treatment completion.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are an artificial substitute for missing teeth and are used to replace lost natural teeth. They are constructed from either acrylic resin or porcelain with metal alloy frames and can be designed to be removable or fixed in place. Removable dentures can be inserted and removed as needed, while fixed dentures are permanently secured with screws into the jawbone.
Dentures are custom-fit by a dentist to ensure a secure fit, comfortable speech, and improved chewing ability. They also help maintain facial structure by supporting the lips and cheeks. We can also customize dentures with natural-looking materials that mimic the gum line and tooth color of your existing teeth for a more pleasing aesthetic appearance. Dentures can last several years with proper care before needing replacement or adjustment.
Our Dentures Services
We offer a variety of dentures and denture services at Lake Merced Dentistry.
Complete dentures are the prosthetic dental appliance that replaces a full set of missing teeth. They are custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth and gums and made from acrylic plastic or porcelain materials. Precise measurements of the patient’s jawbone and oral cavity are taken to determine the dentures’ size, shape, and position to ensure proper fit. Complete dentures help improve chewing ability and restore an aesthetically pleasing smile. Additionally, they support facial muscles, which can help prevent premature skin aging around the mouth area.
Adjustments may be needed throughout their lifetime as changes occur in the patient’s mouth due to natural aging processes and other factors such as weight loss or gain, gum disease, etc. It is also essential for patients wearing complete dentures to practice proper oral hygiene by brushing their gums and tongue daily to prevent infection or bad breath.
Immediate dentures are prosthetic dental appliances that we can fit into the mouth to replace missing teeth. We immediately place this type of denture after we have extracted the teeth, allowing the patient to maintain a normal appearance while their gums and underlying jawbone heal. Immediate dentures can provide cosmetic benefits and improve chewing and speaking abilities in people with badly damaged or missing teeth. Additionally, they act as a bandage to protect the gum tissue from further damage or infection while healing. Immediate dentures are custom-fitted by a dental professional to ensure an exact fit and comfortable feel for each patient.
Partial dentures are an efficient and cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures are removable prosthetic devices designed to fit around existing natural teeth while replacing any missing ones. They are made of a plastic base that is colored to match the surrounding gum tissue, with metal clasps that hold the denture in place. The denture also contains acrylic or porcelain teeth that resemble natural ones in color, shape, and size. Partial dentures help maintain the shape of the face and prevent nearby teeth from shifting position due to missing ones. They also allow for improved chewing efficiency, pronunciation, and appearance. To ensure a good fit and comfort, partial dentures should be checked regularly by a dentist or dental team for any signs of damage or wear and tear.
Implant-supported dentures are a form of permanent denture replacement that provides a more secure, comfortable, and natural fit than traditional dentures. Implant-supported dentures are anchored to the jawbone with dental implants. The implants act as anchors to hold the denture firmly in place, so it does not come loose when eating or speaking. Unlike traditional dentures, which rest on the gums, implant-supported dentures use small titanium posts surgically placed directly into the jawbone to provide a reliable foundation for the replacement teeth.
Implant-supported dentures also help preserve facial structure by preventing bone loss in the jaw due to tooth loss. In addition, these types of dentures eliminate sore spots and slippage common with traditional full or partial removable dentures. This makes them much more comfortable and allows people to speak and eat without worrying about their teeth coming loose or falling out. Implant-supported dentures also look more natural and can last up to 10 years longer than traditional removable dentures.
Denture Reline, Repair, and Rebase
Denture relines, denture repairs, and denture bases are all treatments that can help restore a patient’s dental prosthetic device.
Denture Relines: This involves adding new layers of material to the inside surface of the patient’s dentures to make them fit better. We typically perform these when a patient’s gums have started to shrink or change shape over time due to aging or other factors.
Denture Repairs: Repairs involve fixing structural damage such as broken clasps, cracked teeth, cracked dentures, and more.
Denture Rebase: A rebase replaces the entire acrylic base of the denture with a new one while maintaining the same attachments and clasps on the existing dentures. A rebase can benefit patients whose original dentures are no longer providing sufficient comfort or support.
Our highly skilled professionals perform all three treatments to ensure optimum patient safety and functionality.
Dentures in Daly City, CA
If you are looking for quality restorative care when replacing missing teeth with dentures, look no further than Lake Merced Dentistry in Daly City. Our experienced staff members will take the time to get acquainted with each patient’s needs so that we can best determine which type of restoration is most suitable for their lifestyle and preferences, whether it’s complete removal replacements, partial partials utilizing implants for extra stability or basic repairs on existing devices – we’ve got you covered! Please schedule an appointment today so our knowledgeable providers can help you start your journey toward a healthier future full of beautiful smiles!