Dentures Procedure in Sacramento
If you are missing multiple teeth, have had tooth implant problems in the past, or cannot afford multiple dental implants, dentures are a cost-effective solution for restoring your smile, and normal bite function.
At Redford Smiles in Sacramento, our dentist specializes in installing all types of dental implants! Whether you are interested in dentures, a permanent tooth restoration, or any other dental implant procedure, you can trust Dr. Redford at Redford Smiles to provide fantastic results.
Got questions? Call us now at (916) 565-2570, and ask away! Or keep reading, and learn the answers to some common FAQs about dentures!
How Do Dentures Work?
Dentures are quite simple, which is one of the reasons they are so popular as a tooth restoration technique.
Dr. Redford uses full dentures to treat patients who are missing a full set of either upper or lower teeth. These are usually only required in extreme cases of periodontal disease or oral decay/neglect. However, serious auto accidents and other impact injuries can require the removal of teeth.
Full dentures use an acrylic base that is designed to imitate the shape of your gums. This acrylic base fits over your existing gum tissue. Lower dentures are usually supported only by gravity. Upper dentures may be secured in place using denture adhesive, but this is not always necessary.
Partial dentures are used to replace multiple teeth, and are similar in some ways to dental bridges. Dr. Redford builds partial dentures using a metal framework that attaches to your existing teeth. This helps anchor them in place.
When Are Dentures a Good Idea?
Dentures are usually the most cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. If you have multiple missing teeth, and you cannot afford a solution such as dental implants or bridges, dentures are a good choice. This is especially true if you have lost a full set of upper or lower teeth.
Typically, dentures are a good idea if:
- You have already lost many adult teeth
- You have severe periodontal disease or tooth decay and are unable to get it under control
- Your remaining teeth are not healthy, and are loosening
- You have multiple oral infections and advanced cavities
- Your teeth are sensitive, and you have difficulty eating, drinking, and brushing
Because full dentures require extraction of all remaining teeth, it is best to consult with Dr. Redford at Redford Dentistry to go over all of your options before making a decision. Contact us for an appointment now at (916)-565-2570.
When Should Dentures Be Replaced?
When properly taken care of, dentures can easily last from 3-8 years. On average, they should be replaced about every 5 years. Typically, this is not due to damage to the denture itself, but due to changes in the structure of your mouth.
Over time, your gum line and jaw bone can shift, especially if you have a set of full dentures. This can result in an improper fit, bite misalignment, and other issues. This is why you should regularly consult with Dr. Redford to see if your dentures need to be replaced.
If Dr. Redford finds that your dentures need to be replaced, they can be relined, rebased, or remade.
Relining is the process of adding additional acrylic to the gum-colored base of the dentures. This can solve issues caused by shifting gumlines.
Rebasing allows Dr. Redford to replace the entire acrylic base of your dentures, but preserve the existing artificial teeth. If your gum line or jaw shifts quite a bit, this may be necessary to ensure your dentures fit correctly.
If your dentures are worn out, Dr. Redford may choose to remake them entirely. He will perform a comprehensive oral exam, and begin the process of creating a brand-new set of dentures.
It is important to see Dr. Redford regularly after you get dentures. By examining you every 6 months, Dr. Redford can check on the condition of your dentures, and make sure that they are not worn out or misaligned.
What Are Permanent Dentures?
You may have heard of permanent dentures. There are multiple brands of permanent dentures, such as “All-On-4” dentures. Essentially, permanent dentures combine tooth implants with dentures to provide a permanently-fixed denture solution.
The procedure is very similar to a dental implant. A dentist such as Dr. Redford will install 4-5 dental posts in your mouth. These posts are then used as attachment points for a set of dentures. These dentures are then cemented permanently into place with a dental adhesive.
While permanent dentures offers a more long-lasting solution than traditional dentures, they are also quite a bit more expensive. In addition, not all patients will be able to have permanent dentures installed. If you are interested in permanent dentures, contact Dr. Redford for an examination.
Why Keep Dentures in Water?
Dentures are usually only worn during the day. At night, they should be kept in a container full of fresh water, or a specialized denture cleaning solution.
This is because dentures must always be moist. They are built to deal with the wet conditions of your mouth. If they dry out, they can lose their shape permanently. Keeping dentures in water also helps remove food debris, and keeps your dentures clean.
Contact Us Today For An Appointment
If you are looking for a Sacramento dentist who can help you understand dentures, tooth implant problems, and common types of dental implants, Dr. Redford at Redford Smiles is here to help.
At our office, we specialize in restorative dentistry, including full mouth restorations. If you are missing one or more teeth, we can help you understand your options. From full or partial dentures to dental implants, we do it all at Redford Smiles!
So don’t let missing teeth stop you from living your life. Contact us today for an appointment at (916)-565-2570, or drop by our office at 79 Scripps Dr. Suite 204 , Sacramento, CA 95825. Dr. Redford will be happy to discuss your treatment options, and whether or not dentures are right for you.