Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Dental Implants located in Ridgecrest, CA
Missing teeth can really change your appearance and smile, but thanks to modern advances in dentistry, dentures are now more comfortable, convenient, and aesthetically beautiful than ever before. At Ridgecrest Dentistry in Ridgecrest, California, dentist Jong Gill Ahn, DDS, and the highly qualified dental group provide dentures to protect your oral health and give you the natural-looking smile you’ve been hoping for. Dentures can be secured and stabilized with dental implants that act as artificial tooth roots in your jawbone. To determine the right type of dentures to enhance your smile, call Ridgecrest Dentistry or book online today.
What are dentures?
Dentures are artificial replacement teeth that are usually attached to gum-colored or pink plastic bases. Dentures can give support to your lips, cheeks, and facial structure and assist speaking, chewing, smiling, and more.
Dentures are often made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals.
Are there different types of dentures?
Ridgecrest Dentistry offers different treatment options for dentures, such as:
- Partial dentures
- Dental implants and crowns
- Denture relines
- Implant-supported dentures
Your custom dentures are usually created in a dental lab.
Standard full dentures typically refer to a full set of upper and lower teeth that uses suction to remain in place. Standard dentures are made from a pliable material.
Partial dentures replace a limited number of teeth instead of an entire set. Your remaining gums and teeth support your partial dentures.
Cosmetic dentures are designed to look as natural as possible and usually made from a special acrylic base that helps prevent the denture from warping out of shape or shrinking. Advanced cosmetic dentures usually rest on or snap onto a dental implant. To replace your natural tooth root, Dr. Ahn surgically fuses a dental implant to your jawbone. Dr. Ahn securely attaches your beautiful new dentures onto your dental implants.
How do I know which type of denture is right for me?
During your visit to Ridgecrest Dentistry, Dr. Ahn can explain the various available options and help you decide what’s best. For example, you might choose partial removable dentures that attach onto your natural teeth if you only have a few missing teeth.
Your denture might have a metal framework and clasps or natural-looking connectors that attach to your teeth. In some cases, Dr. Ahn might need to place crowns, usually with special attachments, on your natural teeth to improve the fit of your new removable denture.
If you need to replace all of your lower or upper teeth, you might opt for full or complete dentures.
Dental implants are also an effective option to secure and stabilize your beautiful custom dentures.
Ridgecrest Dentistry works with a high-quality dental laboratory that can fabricate all-on-four dental implants to significantly increase your quality of life compared to traditional dentures. Dr. Ahn uses state-of-the-art equipment and computer-guided implants to ensure the implant surgeries are as quick, painless, and effective as possible.
Learn more about dentures and complete your smile with the best and the latest in dental tools, techniques, and technology. Schedule here on the web or call Ridgecrest Dentistry today.