When patients have several lost or damaged teeth, they may opt for dentures instead of options such as crowns or bridges. Dentures can replace some or all teeth with a single device. The team at Menlo Park Family Dental offers both partial and full dentures to patients in Menlo Park, California, and the surrounding area. To make an appointment for dentures, please contact the office today by phone or online.
Dentures are dental devices designed to replace some or all of your teeth after they fall out or become too damaged to be restored using other methods. Two different types of dentures are available: full dentures and partial dentures. While partial dentures replace only a few of your teeth, a full set of dentures replaces all of the teeth along a dental arch.
Full and partial dentures both rest on your gums. Dentures are removable, which means you take them out for cleaning.
Dentures may be right for you if you’ve lost several teeth in a row and you can’t have a dental bridge. They also may be appropriate if you have several diseased or damaged teeth in a row that crowns or bridges can’t restore. Your dentist can help you decide whether dentures are the right option for you.
To get fitted for dentures, your dentist begins by removing any remaining teeth the dentures will replace. Afterward, your dentist takes an impression of your gum line and sends it to the laboratory that makes a customized set of dentures.
Your dentures are designed specifically for you so they fit in your mouth comfortably.
Dentures offer several benefits to patients who have missing teeth. For example, after you get dentures, you can chew and speak normally again. Your face also looks fuller and more natural than it would if you didn’t replace your missing teeth. In addition, dentures restore the beauty of your smile, meaning greater confidence.
Dentures are more affordable than other options available to patients with missing teeth, such as dental implants. The exact cost of dentures varies, however. Full dentures tend to be more expensive than partial dentures.
Some of the cost of your dentures may be covered by your dental insurance policy. To find out exactly how much you need to pay for dentures, please consult the staff at Menlo Park Family Dental.