Dentures in Carmel, CA
The Carmel River Dentistry team is passionate about ensuring that your tooth loss does not ruin your smile both aesthetically and functionally. Traditional and implant dentures offer complimentary, natural replacements to your missing teeth.
Traditional dentures offer a removable and more cost-effective solution to restoring your smile.
Full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth rather than filling in a few vacancies. These dentures are made of an acrylic base that sits on top of your gums by forming a seal, holding artificial teeth in place, and restoring your natural and functional smile. Each denture piece is custom-tinted and molded to resemble your specific gum color. Additionally, the denture’s artificial teeth are also custom-fabricated, leaving you with a denture piece that fits and matches your unique smile perfectly. Over time, you will need to bring your full dentures to us for readjustments as your body structure naturally changes and shifts.
In some cases, such as only missing a few teeth here and there, a full denture piece is not needed. Partial dentures serve to effectively fill in the vacancies of these teeth. Like full dentures, this denture piece is made of a custom-crafted acrylic base and artificial teeth. Unlike full dentures, partial denture pieces clasp on to adjacent natural teeth to hold securely. We fabricate partial dentures to fit your mouth precisely, and you can count on their long-term durability.
Implant dentures are a preferred, sturdier solution to restoring missing teeth. Although traditional dentures are wonderful solutions to restoring smiles, many patients prefer implant dentures if applicable to their specific case.
How Implant Dentures Work
In most cases, two to four implant posts are surgically anchored in the jawbone, securing themselves as the bone heals. This healing process takes about six months after which the dentist will begin crafting a custom implant denture. These implant dentures are removable by attachments on their underside that clip onto a bar connected to the implant posts. The attachments and bar hold the denture piece into place and keep it from moving when chewing and speaking. These implant dentures are thus classified by either Implant-Supported or Implant-Retained. Implant-Supported Dentures are utilized when the patient does not have sufficient bone and gum tissue, causing the denture to primarily be supported by the bar attached to the implants. Implant-Retained Dentures are held in place by their attachments but are primarily supported by the bone and gum tissue like conventional dentures.