What are Dentures? | Dentist Walnut Creek, CA

People can lose their natural teeth for a myriad of reasons. It could be due to injury, tooth decay or a number of different oral health problems. If you’ve lost teeth, your dentist has probably mentioned dentures to you. Dentures are artificial replacements for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth. Although dentures may take some getting used to and won’t ever feel exactly like your natural teeth, they have become more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable than ever before.

There are three main types of dentures; full dentures, partial dentures and implant dentures. Your dentist will help you determine the best type of denture that suits your individual needs based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to need replacing.

Types of Dentures:

Full Dentures- Full Dentures are used to replace a patients full set of missing teeth, the upper arch, lower arch or both. A set of artificial teeth a permanently a gum colored-base. Full dentures are either kept in place by suction or by an adhesive.

Partial Dentures- Partial dentures are used in cases where a patients are missing multiple teeth but not all of them in a single arch. Partial dentures are attached to metal clasps and the artificial teeth present your remaining natural teeth from shifting and becoming misaligned.

Implant Dentures- Implant supported dentures are secured in place by dental implants instead of just resting on your gums as traditional dentures do. Dental implants are surgically placed in your jaw bone and your dentures snap onto them preventing them from shifting around while you talk and eat. For the dental implants to be successful you must have adequate jaw bone structure.

If you’ve been considering replacing your missing teeth with dentures, contact Barmby and Frick Prosthodontists in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 to schedule a consult or visit our website at www.barmbyfrickprosthodontist.com for more information regarding dentures.

Dr. Barmby and Dr. Frick proudly accept patients from Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Oakland, Rossmoore, Berkeley, Martinez.

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth | Walnut Creek Dentist

Beautiful Girl - Close Up Do you having missing teeth that need replacing? Do your missing teeth prevent you from smiling on a daily basis? Some people will experience a drastic loss of self-confidence with they live with missing teeth. Fortunately, there are several dental procedures that can help you regain your smile and confidence you once had. Some of those options include the following:

  • Partial Dentures- Partial dentures are used in patients that are missing few or several teeth. This type of denture is made with a plastic base or a metal framework that supports the number of teeth that need replacing. Partial dentures made with metal framework is the traditional design, due to the strength of the metal. Partial plastic dentures are typically used for emergency or as temporary replacements.
  • Complete Dentures- This type of denture is used cases where patients are missing a full set of teeth, either on the top jaw, bottom jaw or both. Complete dentures are made of plastic base that’s colored to replicate your gum tissue and supports a full set of plastic or porcelain teeth. They are held in place by forming a seal with the gums. They can also be help in place by attaching them to dental implants.
  • Dental Implants- This dental procedure is commonly used in cases where patients are missing teeth located towards the front of their mouth. An artificial tooth is anchored to the implant, which is integrated into the structure of your bone. This insures the longevity of your dental implant. This is a more aesthetically pleasing option.

Not all dental procedures are suitable for everyone. Only a professional will be able to determine the right course of action to take for your individual needs.

If you would like to discover the best option to replace your missing teeth, contact Barmby and Frick Prosthodontics in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 to schedule a consultation today. For more information visit our website at www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Do I Qualify for Partial Dentures? | Walnut Creek Dentist

According to Drs. Barmby and Frick, partial dentures are ideal for individuals who have are missing teeth, but still have most of their natural teeth. Not only must individuals have remaining teeth, but their teeth must be in healthy with no signs of tooth decay or disease.

Partial dentures are simply replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-colored plastic base. Your partial dentures can then be placed inside your mouth for a more natural and rejuvenated look!

But what if I do not qualify for partial dentures?

Thanks to Drs. Barmby and Frick, there are a variety of dental procedures including dental implants, dental crowns, and dental bridges to treat your specific condition. Schedule an appointment with Drs. Barmy and Frick to determine if partial dentures are right for you.

For more information on how partial dentures can benefit your smile call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Drs. Barmby and Frick also proudly accept patients from Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Oakland, Rossmoore, Berkeley, Martinez, and surrounding areas.