If you have lost several of your teeth, or all of them, Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice can create a comfortable denture to improve your smile and enable you to eat comfortably. At Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry we understand the difficulties of missing teeth, and our restorative dental team works professionally and compassionately to bring back your confidence and ability to easily eat and smile. Our ultimate goal is the same as yours: to make you comfortable laughing, talking, and eating with your friends and family.
Dentures come in three varieties.
Partial Dentures Oakmont
Partial dentures replace multiple teeth, but not an entire arch. Partial dentures are usually secured clasps that hook around some of the remaining teeth. Partial dentures clip in position, and can easily be popped out for cleaning. Although Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice takes great care to create a beautiful new smile with partial dentures, your existing teeth remain. If your existing teeth are discolored, crooked, or malformed, this may impact the aesthetic dental result–but the critical functional and restorative dentistry goals have still been achieved.
Full Dentures Oakmont
Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth, such as all of your upper teeth or lower teeth. Full dentures are custom-made by experienced dental lab technicians to perfectly match the contours of your gum tissue. This personalized and tight fit enables full dentures to be secured by suction, and if needed by a simple denture adhesive. Full dentures can also be easily removed for cleaning, unless they are implant-secured dentures. Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice creates full dentures to create a perfect, balanced, radiant smile. In addition to restoring your natural bite and chewing ability, the full dentures at Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry also restore your youthful smile.
Implant-Secured Dentures Oakmont
Implant-secured dentures are full dentures held firmly in place by dental implants. Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice will, based on your bone thickness and personal habits, recommend removable implant-secured dentures or permanent implant-secured dentures. Removable implant-secured dentures use two or more dental implants as anchors, and you simply snap your dentures in or out as you wish. Permanent implant-secured dentures, also called all-on-four dentures, used specially spaced dental implants to permanently attach your dentures, day and night. During your consultation at Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry, experienced Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice will discuss which denture options are possible most appropriate for your physiology and your functional and cosmetic goals.
Modern Dentures Are Better than Ever
Technological has significantly improved the look and fit of dentures. Today’s dentures are comfortable, secure, natural-looking, and very attractive. Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice is very experienced in denture placement and invites you to explore how dentures can benefit your oral health and social confidence.
Dentures are one of several restorative dental options to replace missing teeth. Oakmont restorative dentist Dr. Lara Rice is trained and experienced in placing dental bridges and dental implants, as well as dentures. During your consultation and restorative dentistry evaluation at Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry, we will determine your oral health, your restorative options, and the different means of restoring your bite, smile, and self-confidence.