Dentures are a trusted solution for replacing missing teeth. At Smile Santa Maria Dental our patients frequently ask Dr. Nolan about dentures to determine if they are a good solution for their particular needs. There are three main types of dentures: temporary, partial dentures, and complete dentures.
Dr. Nolan will often provide patients with temporary dentures while they are undergoing a cosmetic dentistry procedure to replace a missing tooth. The temporary denture is secured in place with a metal wire that works like a retainer and can be taken in and out whenever you like. Keep in mind that a temporary denture is only meant to be worn for a few months and will need to be replaced.
If only a few of your teeth are missing, partial dentures are a good solution for replacing them. Unlike a full set of dentures, these are held in place by a plastic base that is the same color as your gums. A metal framework is typically created in order to secure the base and prevent it from falling out. As long as you have natural teeth in place, you cannot wear a full set, so a partial set of dentures is necessary.
When all of your teeth are missing, complete dentures can replace them. Technology has improved in recent years, making them more comfortable and natural looking than ever. Dr. Nolan can determine if this is the best way to replace your teeth or if an alternative solution would help you to achieve your goals. This solution does not require a waiting period, but there will be adjustments later on after the gums and bone have settled into their permanent size.
If you are in the Santa Maria area and think dentures might be the right solution for you, look no further. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!