Upper and Lower Dentures in Clairemont Mesa, California
When all other options have been exhausted by cavities or gum disease, sometimes it’s necessary to remove all the teeth and replace them. With dentures, Dr. Ali can make sure you never have to go without a smile. If you still have your teeth and need to smile for your job, Dr. Ali can complete a set of temporary, immediate dentures so that you have a smile the same day your teeth are pulled. If your teeth are already gone, or you simply need a new set, permanent, complete dentures are a great option for you as well.
The most important thing about dentures is EXPECTATIONS. With natural teeth, the strongest bones in your body are grinding your food up for you to swallow and digest easily. Dentures, on the other hand, are not made of bones, but softer materials like acrylic or porcelain. Dentures often require a lot of getting used to, changing your diet, and learning to speak with a foreign object in your mouth.
Dentures are an affordable and acceptable alternative to teeth. If you’re looking to keep the same chewing ability as your teeth give you, however, a better option would be Implant-Retained Dentures.
With implant-retained dentures, Dr. Ali will coordinate with a specialist to place your implants and get you a set of dentures to hook onto those implants, just like how your natural teeth are held in by roots. First, a set of normal dentures are made so you have something to wear while the implant heals. As soon as that healing is complete, Dr. Ali and the specialist will work together to uncover the implants, and hook your dentures onto them for stability and chewing power. Implant-retained dentures are a huge step up from traditional dentures, with almost all patients saying there is no comparison in the difference of quality of life.
When some of the teeth are missing and some remain healthy, partial dentures can be a great way to replace your missing teeth for a good looking smile and better chewing. Check out our Metal-Free Partials as the least bulky, most cosmetic option for replacing your missing teeth with partials.