Dentures can give you a second chance at a beautiful smile. Regain your smile and eat with confidence, with the natural look and feel of today’s modern dentures. Dr. Choi can build you beautiful lasting dentures and help you care and maintain your dentures, new and old, so they last for many years.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Maintenance and Replacement
Your dentures need regular care, and maintenance. As time passes, your mouth changes shape, loosening the fit of your dentures. Dr. Choi will monitor your dentures and make adjustments to make sure they look and feel just right.
In time, your dentures may need to be replaced. Wearing loose, ill-fitting, older dentures can cause chronic gum irritation, and lead to facial and head pain, even digestive problems. Using the latest improved materials, Dr. Choi can replace your worn out dentures that can look and feel even more natural.
Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate."
Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. They are ready for placement in the mouth about 8-to-12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed, without having to waiting after the healing period.
Speak with Dr. Choi, if you are a good candidate for immediate dentures.
Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw and can be removable, permanent, or precision partial.
Removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by a metal framework that holds the denture in place.
A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments instead of clasps that attach to an adjacent crown. This gives a more natural-looking appearance, compared to other appliances.
Alternatives to Dentures
Dental implants can be used to support permanently cemented bridges. Implants and bridges more closely resemble the function and look of real teeth. Dental implants are fast becoming the alternative to dentures.
They can also be used to support ill-fitting dentures.
Consult with Dr. Choi to see if your a good candidate for dental implants.