Dentures are widely considered the most convenient restorative option for patients missing most or all of their teeth. It allows you to replace your missing teeth without undergoing complex surgeries. However, if you want a permanent solution, dentures can also be fasted on 4 to 6 strategically-placed implants, thereby restoring optimal dental appearance and functionality. Dr. Huston is an incredibly talented board-certified dentist providing some of the most ideal dentures in Corona, California for patients.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth that replace some or all of your missing teeth. Dentures are available in various shapes and styles, but they usually feature a series of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic base. Dentures are prepared using exact measurements of your teeth and mouth to ensure they fit perfectly without causing any discomfort. Depending on your goals and expectations, you can get removable dentures or permanent dentures fastened on dental implants.
Types of Dentures
Traditional dentures are removable complete dentures that replace all the missing teeth within an arch. They’re made of strong materials that look like natural teeth, resting on a gum-colored base that’s attached to your gums using a mild adhesive.
Partial dentures are removable dental prosthetics used to replace multiple teeth within an arch — but not the complete arch. The replacement teeth are positioned on the gum-colored base according to the missing spaces on your arch. When you wear the denture, the prosthetic teeth fit in between the existing natural teeth.
Implant-supported dentures are permanent dentures, i.e., they can’t be removed at will. They’re also far more stable than traditional dentures because they don’t slip, slide, or come out of your mouth while speaking or eating. Implant-supported dentures replace all your missing teeth in one or both arches and restore your bite force, allowing you to eat whatever you want.
As the name suggests, implant-supported dentures are fastened over strategically positioned implants. Titanium implants are drilled into the jawbone to replace the root structures of the missing teeth. The dentist places 4 to 6 implants in an arch to support the complete denture, thereby replacing the entire arch of missing teeth.
Benefits of Dentures
- Improve your speech and chewing ability.
- Replace all your missing teeth.
- Improve your confidence and self-esteem.
- Implant-supported dentures look, feel, and act like natural teeth.
- Implant-supported dentures are completely stable and rooted.
The Denture Procedure
Dr. Huston leverages cutting-edge technologies to create the ideal set of complete or partial dentures in Corona according to your needs. The dentures are designed using molds and impressions of your teeth, with accurate measurements of your mouth to ensure the perfect fit. Once the dentures are prepared, Dr. Huston helps you wear them and provides tips on ensuring their durability.
If you opt for implant-supported dentures, the impression-taking will be preceded by implant surgery. After delivering local anesthesia, Dr. Huston will drill the implants into 4-6 strategic locations on each arch. The healing period lasts for around 6 months, during this period you’ll be wearing a temporary denture. Once your jawbone has healed, the dentist will prepare the custom-fitted denture and attach it to the implants.
Contact 2nd Chance Smile Implant Center
2nd Chance Smile Implant Center is a state-of-the-art dental implant center specializing in the most effective restorative dentistry solutions. We use cutting-edge technologies and groundbreaking techniques to replace your missing teeth while ensuring optimal comfort and convenience. Dr. Huston makes it a personal mission to carefully plan each treatment according to his patients’ unique needs, goals, and lifestyle concerns. Please schedule an appointment at our dental office to discuss your options for dentures in Corona, Southern California.