A dental denture is a removable tooth replacement solution for patients who have lost teeth. The dental appliance replaces both the missing teeth and the surrounding gum tissue. Dentures are crafted with a focus on resembling your natural smile and enhancing your facial aesthetic.
At Pacific Heights Dental Studio we offer both complete dental dentures and dental partials in San Francisco. Complete dental dentures replace an entire mouthful of missing teeth. Dental partials are a good option when two or more natural teeth remain. Partials fill in the empty spaces and prevent tooth movement.
Complete dental dentures in San Francisco are available in two types, conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are made and placed several weeks after tooth extraction what the gums have had time to heal. Patients must go without teeth during the healing period. Immediate dentures are made ahead of time and placed immediately after tooth removal. As mouth tissues heal, they shrink, making it necessary to make adjustments to an immediate denture.
Dentures and partials are very durable dental prosthetics that will last many years but may have to be readjusted, repaired, or remade, due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental dentures in San Francisco, CA:
When you first start wearing dentures, it is normal to experience some soreness, an increase in saliva flow, difficulty speaking and eating, but this should all subside as your tissues and muscles adjust to the new dental appliance.
Your San Francisco dentist near you will provide denture care instructions. Good oral hygiene practices, regular dental visits and proper care and cleaning of your new dentures should extend the life of your new prosthetic teeth.