Are you missing multiple teeth? Then dentures and partial dentures (partials) may be the solution for you. Custom-made prosthetic teeth, dentures, and partials can replace some or all of the missing teeth in your smile. Dentures are removable and affordable, and they are a great alternative to other tooth replacement options that are more invasive and expensive.
"Dr. Jeevan Ghatnekar, our skilled dentist in Irvine, will help you determine which of these custom-made prosthetic teeth are the right option for your smile. Our caring dental team works hard to guarantee your dentures fit properly and make you feel great. To learn more about dentures, partials, and other tooth replacement options, please contact our dental office today."
At out Irvine office dentures and partials are made from replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored base. Full dentures are shaped like a horseshoe and are used when all of the teeth in either your upper or lower arch, or both, have been lost. Partials require some natural teeth to remain in your smile and fit comfortably around your natural teeth. They are often supported by a thin metal framework.
When you lose a tooth, the nearby teeth may tilt or drift into the empty space. The teeth in the other jaw may also shift up or down toward the space. This can affect your bite and place more stress on your teeth and jaws. You may find it harder to clean teeth that have shifted, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. That is why it is important to replace missing teeth. You will also find that missing teeth affect your ability to eat, and speak. Replacing missing teeth will help you gain back your confidence in social situations. Missing teeth can also cause your facial muscles to sag, making you look older. Replacing missing teeth will help fill out your appearance well as help you regain your confidence in your appearance.