Dentures – Encinitas, CA

Make Your Grin Full Again

As you’d expect, tooth loss is a hard problem to bear. Missing even a few teeth can ruin oral health and good looks. That said, there’s a tried-and-true way to get your full grin back: dentures in Encinitas! These prosthetic pearly whites would restore your smile and improve your life. Luckily enough, Dr. McElroy and his team just happen to offer them. Please keep reading to learn more about denture treatment, or book a consultation with us.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

A patient getting dental impressions for dentures

Generally, it doesn’t take much to be a good dentures candidate. Most patients are a good match for treatment if they suffer from tooth loss. All the same, do note that some with missing teeth aren’t suited for dentures. If a patient still has teeth along an arch, other options may work for them better.

Of course, the best way to know if dentures suit you is to consult our dentists. They’ll perform an oral exam to see whether the prosthetics could help. If dentures are the best choice, they’ll then draft a custom treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

Types of Dentures

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At the consultation visit, our staff will outline the types of dentures on offer. They’ll then suggest one of the three possible options:

Partial Dentures

Per its name, a partial denture only replaces a few teeth. It thus fits onto your gumline with suction or clasps onto nearby chompers. To ensure its teeth blend well, the appliance uses a pink-colored acrylic base. This component is custom-made for a snug fit, though poorly-made dentures can feel loose.

Full Dentures

Unlike the partial kind, a full denture replaces an entire arch of teeth. It relies purely on suction to keep itself in place (not metal clasps). As such, a dentist normally won’t prep any remaining teeth for the item. Still, this denture’s materials aren’t too different. This kind also relies on acrylic, gum-colored resin for its base.

Implant Dentures

Unique from other models, implant dentures attach to dental implants. The latter serve as restorations that fuse with your jawbone. As such, implant dentures are highly secure and stable. They never slip around in your mouth and prevent facial collapse.

Given their features, implant dentures are great for patients who want non-traditional options. They remain unmoving in ways that regular dentures can’t.

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The Benefits of Dentures

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Should you get dentures, you and your smile will enjoy benefits like:

  • Lifelike Results – With today’s materials, dentures restore your smile with very realistic teeth. They blend seamlessly with their surroundings and look quite natural.
  • More Confidence – Due to filling your smile gaps, dentures can boost your confidence. They’ll then help you feel at ease in social settings.
  • Better Eating – No matter the type, dentures improve your ability to chew food. They’ll expand your dietary choices and boost your nutrition.
  • Cost-Effective Care – Even as dentures restore your smile, they’re less expensive than dental bridges and implants. That means they’re ideal for patients on tight budgets.