Posts for: May, 2016
How to choose the right denture with help from your Long Beach dentist
If you’ve been told you need your teeth extracted, you’re probably worried about tooth replacement. You’re afraid you will never smile again. Well, don’t worry, because the right denture can give you back full chewing function and gift you with a beautiful new smile. Dr. Joseph DuRoss in Long Beach, California wants to help you choose the right denture.
It’s important to have a great fit in a denture, and you want to look good too so that you are confident when you are around your friends. You also want to be able to eat whatever you want without worrying about your denture. Dr. DuRoss is a master at providing beautiful and functional dental appliances, including dentures. He can give you the look and feel you want. Consider these denture options:
Immediate dentures, which are placed right after tooth extraction; they replace a full arch of teeth, top, bottom or both arches. Immediate dentures are great because you never have to be without teeth. Then, after your tissue heals completely, Dr. DuRoss will custom-make a new permanent denture for you.
Conventional dentures, which are made after your tissue has healed completely, usually after 6 to 8 weeks; the advantage of conventional dentures is you don’t have to get used to two sets of dentures.
Overdentures, which are placed over the top of retained tooth roots or dental implants; overdentures help you retain a more youthful look because they help you retain bone. They are also very stable because they are snapped in place over the implants or tooth roots.
Removable partial dentures, which are designed to replace just a few teeth and not an entire arch; they are fabricated to clip onto adjacent existing teeth, which hold them in place.
If you need a denture, don’t make the decision alone. Get some help from an expert like Dr. DuRoss. He can help you find the right denture to enhance your chewing function, your smile, and your life. So call Dr. Joseph DuRoss in Long Beach, California and find out more about the types of dentures available. Call today!