If you have missing permanent teeth that make you feel self-conscious, simple solutions are within reach at Alegria Dental Care in Vallejo, California. General family dentist Alegria Ledda, DMD, and her expert team offer different types of dentures to give you the full set of beautiful teeth you deserve. To find out if dentures are right for you, call the Alegria Dental Care office or schedule an appointment online today.
Dentures are artificial teeth that replace missing permanent teeth that fall out on their own or require extraction because of severe decay or trauma. Dentures are strong, long-lasting, and natural-looking and they can dramatically improve your smile.
Some of the different types of dentures available at Alegria Dental Care include traditional (removable) dentures, fixed or implant-supported dentures, overdentures that fit over some remaining permanent teeth, and immediate dentures you can wear right after tooth extraction.
Partial dentures replace some permanent teeth, while full dentures replace all of your natural teeth.
To find out if you’re a candidate for dentures at Alegria Dental Care, your dentist reviews your oral health history, takes dental X-rays, and examines your teeth and gums. They discuss your desired outcome, lifestyle, and preferences before personalizing a cosmetic dental plan that’s right for you.
The first step of getting dentures depends on the type of dentures you receive. Your dentist can digitally scan your mouth or take molds of it, which allows a dental lab to create custom-fitted dentures that fit over your natural teeth or gums.
If you receive implant-supported dentures, your dentist might recommend bone grafting if needed before placing artificial tooth roots into your jaw bone. After a period of healing, they scan your mouth so the dental lab can create new implant-supported dentures. Your dentist attaches abutments to the implants that secure your new teeth in place.
When your dentures are ready, the team at Alegria Dental Care makes sure they fit properly. They bond fixed dentures in place, where they remain long term.
Take good care of your new dentures to ensure they last as long as possible. Brush your teeth, gums, roof of your mouth, tongue, and cheeks regularly. Avoid chewing on ice and other hard objects, and don’t open packages with your teeth. When you're not wearing them, soak removable dentures in a special dental solution as directed by your dentist.
See Alegria Dental Care specialists every six months for dental cleanings and exams and call the office if your dentures become loose or get damaged.
To learn more about dentures and find out if they’re a good match for you, call the Alegria Dental Care office or schedule an appointment online today.