Tooth loss can negatively impact your quality of life, making it difficult to eat your favorite foods, enunciate, and smile confidently.
Dr. Daniel E. Stragier can replace missing teeth with custom-made traditional or implant-supported dentures, at our San Diego, CA, office.
Imagine how a full set of teeth can change your life...
Modern denture treatment is suited for a wide range of patients' needs...
Types of Dentures
When you think about dentures, a traditional removable prosthetic is likely what comes to mind. These restorations consist of a full arch of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic base. A traditional full denture stays in place by suctioning onto your gums and can also be supported with a mild dental adhesive. While traditional removable dentures are not as secure as important-supported dentures, they are generally the most affordable treatment option and will significantly improve your dental function.
Some patients with extensive tooth loss still retain one or more healthy natural teeth. If this is your case, you may be a candidate for partial dentures. Our dentist will attach a metal framework to the natural teeth that the partial denture clasps onto for support. This provides the prosthetic teeth with additional stability, preventing the denture from slipping around on the gums. Traditional partial dentures are custom designed to correct your unique type of tooth loss and can prevent remaining teeth from migrating out of place.
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Gentle, Caring Dentistry for Our Patients
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What Kind of Treatment is Right for Me?
Oral and Overall Health
In order to qualify for dental implants, patients need to have sufficient jawbone density and be healthy enough to undergo surgery. If long-term tooth loss has caused bone recession, you may be able to restore your candidacy with a preliminary bone graft procedure. However, certain conditions like smoking, auto-immune disorders, and uncontrolled diabetes may put you at higher risk for implant failure and make traditional dentures a more suitable option.
Dental implants involve a more extensive and complex procedure than traditional dentures. If your budget is one of your primary concerns about treatment then we typically recommend removable prosthetics. Traditional dentures do not require the surgical steps of implant treatment and will be more affordable with dental insurance.
It is important to remember that dental implants are the only form of treatment that protects you from jawbone atrophy and gum recession. With traditional dentures, you can expect your oral structures to diminish over time, which may necessitate additional restorative dentistry in the future. Patients suffering from tooth loss earlier than average should definitely consider the long-term advantages of implant-supported options for their oral health and budget.
Traditional Denture Treatment Plan
Patients who decide on traditional partial or full dentures can expect the following steps at our San Diego practice...