Replacing missing teeth improves your diet and your appearance. Choosing a tooth-replacement option that will work best for you depends on your goals for your smile and other factors such as time, budget, and current medical conditions.
While dental implants are gaining in popularity, dentures remain a common choice in our Vallejo, CA dental office.
Here are three reasons our patients opt for dentures.
You Want to Avoid Implant Surgery
Surgery isn’t for everyone and may seem unappealing to you. While dental implant surgery has a high success rate, it does take some time for implants to integrate with the bone. Patients sometimes want to avoid the wait and choose partial dentures or complete dentures to restore their smiles.
Your Medication Makes Dental Implant Surgery High-Risk
Certain medications, such as those for managing osteoporosis, can complicate dental implant surgery and create bone conditions that prevent your implant from healing properly. Avoid the risk by opting for modern dentures. Dentures today have advanced dramatically over the ones your parents used.
You Are Facing Full-Mouth Extractions
Full-mouth extractions force you to make some big decisions about the future of your smile. Patients often worry that when opting for dentures, they will need to go without their teeth for weeks while their mouth heals.
When you need dentures right away, our Vallejo, CA dental team will create immediate dentures that you can wear on the same day as your extraction appointment.
We will plan ahead and have our laboratory create immediate dentures ahead of time, so you have a smile solution that does not involve showing off a gummy grin. As your gums heal, we will adjust and reline your immediate denture to assist with the fit. Once your mouth heals completely, it’s time to design your final denture.