Believe it or not, what you are missing can prevent you from living a normal life. When you are missing a single tooth, your beautiful smile is suddenly taken away. You can also have problems eating the foods you love. When you are missing several teeth or even a full arch, your smile is missing altogether. Eating just about anything is difficult. That’s why dentures are so important. They give you back a smile so you can look normal again. They also help you eat foods that you need to stay healthy and happy. Let Roseville, CA dentist, Dr. David Miller help you.
We stay on top of the latest research and technologies at our dental office. Dr. Miller is a holistic Roseville, CA dentist, meaning he will do what’s necessary to keep your teeth, gums, and whole body healthy. There’s no reason to get rid of older technologies like dentures if they still work well. Our modern dentures are effective at replacing missing teeth. They use modern replacement teeth, so they will look natural and beautiful in your mouth. You’ll get your smile back as soon as they go in.
When you think of dentures, you probably think of what are called full dentures. These are replacements for all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth. They’re set in a gum-colored base, and they sit on top of your gums. If you are missing several teeth in a row but still have natural teeth you want to keep, our partial denture option may come in handy. These also have replacement teeth and a gum-colored base, but they are held in place by clasps connected to your natural teeth.
A full denture is held in place by two things: a gum-colored base shaped to hold onto your gums, and a special nontoxic adhesive so the denture sticks to your gums. Unfortunately, neither is perfect. Your full denture can move when you eat and can sometimes fall out. That’s rare, but it can happen. If this concerns you, you may be able to secure your dentures with dental implants.
A dental implant consists of a replacement tooth connected to an implanted titanium root. The root helps keeps your jawbone healthy, and the crown gives you back your tooth. When you have a lot of teeth to replace, you can connect dentures to implanted roots. Implant-retained dentures connect to implanted roots with ball-and-socket joints. You can still take these out for easy cleaning and simply snap them back in place. Implant-supported dentures connect to implants using a curved metal bar. Only a dentist can take these out, so you can consider them permanent. However, they will definitely stay in place and let you eat all the foods you love again.