If you are suffering from tooth loss, Dr. Joseph Boulos and Dr. Julie Boulos of All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, CA, offer California residents dentures to replace them. We also serve the communities of San Diego, Clairemont, and La Jolla.
What are dentures?
Dentures are replacement teeth for ones that you have lost. When you have teeth extractions, it can affect the way you feel about yourself, and it can also affect your ability to eat. If you have had all of your teeth extracted, it can change your appearance.
Types of dentures
There are two main types of dentures; full dentures, and partial dentures. When it comes to full dentures, there are two options; immediate full dentures which are placed into your mouth as soon as your teeth are extracted, and conventional dentures which will be made after your gums have recovered from the extractions. All of these types of dentures are removable and come in and out whenever you want. A partial denture is used in place of a bridge.
What are dentures made of?
Ideally, dentures will last for many years. Typically, they are made from acrylic resin, but you may have the option of porcelain. While porcelain lasts longer, acrylic is stronger. You will have a choice when it comes to the color of your dentures so that they look as natural as possible. Choose a color that is similar to your own teeth.
Fit is important
When it comes to dentures, fit is everything. While immediate dentures mean that you are never going to be without teeth in your mouth, they are harder to get. Once your gums have healed, getting a good fit is easier. Don't be afraid to keep going back to get your dentures fitted by California dentists Dr. Joseph Boulos and Dr. Julie Boulos All Coast Dental Pacific Beach, CA.
There is another option for dentures, implant dentures. These are like other implants, they are attached with screws into your jaw so that they are a permanent attachment. They will fit tightly and not move when you eat or talk, but they cost more than traditional dentures.
Taking care of your dentures
Your dentures require care just like your own teeth. They need to be brushed and soaked in warm water. Don't use anything that could scratch them and handle them carefully. They are easily broken if dropped.
If you are in need of dentures, Dr. Joseph Boulos and Dr. Julie Boulos of All Coast Dental Pacific Beach, CA, offer California residents choices of how to replace them. To make an appointment, call our office at (858) 270-4904 or via our website.