Dentures in Vallejo, CA
Dentures and partials remain two of the most reliable methods of tooth replacement. Advancements over the years have made dentures more comfortable, reliable, and attractive. The days of floppy, boxy-looking dentures are over. Today’s dentures look and feel great.
If you are missing some or all of your teeth and you are considering your first set of dentures or replacements, give us a call! Dr. Morgan Nordstrom and Dr. Emily Thai, your skilled dentists in Vallejo, CA, look forward to creating dentures that allow you to eat, laugh, and talk with confidence.
Aside from the importance of feeling good about your smile, you need functioning dentures so that you can eat the healthy foods you love. Many of the foods that are the best for you require plenty of chewing, so missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures can affect the quality of your nutrition.
How Do Dentures Work?
Dentures work by standing in for missing teeth. They are prosthetic teeth on a plate (or arch for the lower jaw). Dentures in our dental office are custom-made to fit your mouth. Natural gravity, suction, and the ridges of your jaw work to anchor a full denture, restoring your bite and allowing you to smile confidently.
Partial dentures work similarly, but the plate or arch contains only prosthetic teeth that fill in where teeth are missing. A partial depends on healthy teeth and clips for support. Like full dentures, the partial restores your bite and your confidence.
Implant-supported dentures work with dental implant technology for a fixed solution, which guards against slippage and the need for relines. A dental implant is a tooth replacement root that is surgically implanted in your jaw. After it integrates with the bone, your dentist can fix a denture to these new roots.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
Denture pricing is variable, and there are many factors to consider, including needed extractions, denture type, and the difficulty of treatment. For example, some patients require extraction, but others are looking for a newer prosthetic and have already been through the extraction process. Additionally, insurance may cover some of the costs.
Your dentist in Vallejo, CA will discuss costs with you before moving forward, and our team will help you make the most of your yearly insurance benefits so that you can access affordable dentures in Vallejo.
Are Partial Dentures Right for Me?
Partial dentures are appropriate if you are missing some, but not all, of your teeth. We work with your remaining teeth as anchors that help support your partial denture. We make most partials from a combination of metal and plastic with natural-looking teeth to complete your smile.
It may take a short time to feel accustomed to your partial, but soon you will be talking and eating normally.
Can You Tell Me More about Complete (Full) Dentures in Vallejo?
We recommend complete dentures for our patients who are missing all of their teeth on the upper arch, lower arch, or both. Complete dentures must fit properly because you do not have any natural teeth for anchors. Full dentures fit on the bony ridge in your mouth and create suction to hold them in place.
Like partial dentures, you may need some time to get used to your new complete dentures. It is important to report any sore spots so that we can make adjustments for your comfort.
The art of dentures has come a long way. Today’s dentures are beautiful and natural-looking. We will talk to you about your dentures and how you would like them to look so that you feel confident when you wear them.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
In some cases, implant-supported dentures may provide you with the confidence and function you are looking for. With implant-supported dentures, you have the extra confidence that your denture is secure. Implants also help to preserve the integrity of your bone.
What Are Replacement Dentures?
Unfortunately, dentures do not last forever. Because of changes to your bone structure over time, you may need to replace your dentures periodically to ensure the best fit. When you lose teeth, you also begin to lose bone, and that ridge that holds your dentures in place may shrink over the years. Our doctors can share the options that are available so you can make a choice that supports your dental health.
Signs that it’s time to replace your dentures include:
- Loose fit
- Increased relines
- Applying adhesives more often
- Cracked plate or prosthetic tooth
Call Your Vallejo Dentist to Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready for dentures or to replace your old ill-fitting dentures? Call our Vallejo dental office to schedule a consultation with Morgan Nordstrom DDS or Emily Thai DMD and allow us to create comfortable, functional, and attractive dentures to improve your quality of life.
We care for smiles in all locations, including our neighbors in American Canyon, Benicia, Glen Cove, Crockett, Green Valley, and Napa.