Dentures – Danville, CA

Rebuild a Beautiful, Functional Smile

Tooth loss can reduce your quality of life and lead to a number of health complications. The good news is that modern dentistry offers some truly top-notch tooth replacement options, including dentures. Here at Main Street Family Dental in Danville, we are proud to offer this treatment to patients in our community. To learn more about dentures and how they may be able to benefit you, contact our team to request an appointment. We look forward to helping you rebuild a beautiful, functional smile!

Why Choose Main Street Family Dental Danville for Dentures?

  • Advanced Dental Technology
  • Compassionate & Detail-Oriented Team
  • Beautiful, Functional Tooth Replacement

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Missing teeth can have consequences for almost every aspect of your life, including your dietary choices, the way you feel about yourself, and more. Fortunately, dentures are often able to address such issues regardless of how you lost your teeth. Almost anyone can get dentures, and they may be right for you if you are looking for a cost-effective, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing way to regain a complete smile. When you visit us for a consultation, we will let you know for sure whether dentures are right for you.

Effects of Missing Teeth

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Teeth are usually lost due to tooth decay, gum disease, or oral injuries, and since the teeth in an arch all work to support one another, the loss of one will adversely affect the others. Replacing lost teeth sooner can prevent unpleasant effects such as:

  • Speech difficulties: Many vocal sounds require the tongue, lips, and teeth to work together to be formed, so tooth loss can make it difficult to pronounce certain words.
  • Loss of alignment: The teeth maintain their alignment in part by bracing one another. The loss of a tooth can lead to the neighboring teeth shifting out of place, which can make them harder to clean and more vulnerable to injury, decay, and further tooth loss.
  • Further injury: The teeth are arranged to distribute the pressure of chewing amongst themselves. The loss of one tooth can shift its share of the chewing pressure to the other teeth, which can result in injuries.

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

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Dentures may be an excellent option for you if you have lost many teeth, deal with uncomfortable dental sensitivity, or have extensive tooth decay as long as you have sufficiently healthy gums and jaws. You will also need to commit to proper oral hygiene as well as a maintenance routine to keep your dentures in working order.

Dentures come in full, partial, and implant-supported varieties, and which one is right for you depends on how many teeth you are missing. Dentures can also be much more affordable than other tooth-replacement options, making them a good fit for patients on a budget.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

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Dentures aren’t the only way to replace missing teeth. Our office also offers dental implants, which are titanium posts surgically implanted into the jawbone. These implants are attached to individual artificial teeth or full dentures, allowing them to create a sturdy hold that can facilitate maximum chewing force. While they are generally more costly than traditional dentures, dental implants also look and behave just like real teeth, making them an ideal solution to tooth loss that can last for a lifetime with excellent care.

Types of Dentures

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There are a few different types of dentures. When you come in for a consultation, we will examine your mouth and learn a bit about you before we recommend the type of prosthetic that we believe would best fit your circumstances and preferences. We might advise you to get a partial denture, a full denture, or implant dentures.

Partial Dentures

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As their name implies, partial dentures fit in around the remaining natural teeth. Small metal or acrylic attachments help them to stay secure during eating and speaking. They are a popular choice among individuals whose natural teeth are still in decent shape.

Full Dentures

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A full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. These prosthetics usually consist of an acrylic base and acrylic or porcelain teeth. Natural suction or a bit of adhesive helps them to stay in place during daily activities. We always carefully design dentures so they are as comfortable and functional as possible.

Implant Dentures

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Implant dentures are a premium form of tooth replacement because they rebuild lost teeth from the roots up. They take more time and money than traditional options, but they offer remarkable stability and longevity. They also provide bone health benefits for the jaw that do not come with traditional dentures.

The Benefits of Dentures

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Some top benefits of dentures include:

  • A customized fit. We carefully design dentures so they look good and function well for each unique patient.
  • Improved chewing ability. Dentures can allow you to eat a wide variety of nutritious foods.
  • A more youthful appearance. Dentures can prevent your cheeks from looking hollow.
  • Easy maintenance. Caring for dentures is simple and does not require a lot of time or effort.
  • Traditional dentures may last for several years before replacement becomes necessary.