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What Type of Dentures Do I Need? Elk Grove, CA
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What Type of Dentures Do I Need?

As replacements for missing teeth, modern-day dentures are custom-made, natural looking and more comfortable than ever before. Dentures help individuals eat and speak with confidence, while supporting the natural structure of the face. Yet, many have questions regarding dentures, including which type may be best for them. To further your understanding of dentures, let’s take a look at the following options:

Full Dentures
A full, complete denture consists of two parts—upper and lower. Covering the palate, the base of the upper denture is flesh-colored, or “pink.” The lower denture is a horseshoe shape, allowing room for the tongue. In essence, full dentures replace all of the teeth along the upper or lower dental arch, which makes it the best replacement system for those with major tooth loss.
Full dentures can be placed immediately or after several months. As one can imagine, there are advantages and disadvantages to both. For instance, with a conventional full denture, dentists wait until gum tissues are fully healed before placing the denture. Because healing takes several months, the patient will be without teeth during this time. On the contrary, an immediate full denture may be placed right after tooth loss or extraction. In this case, patients benefit from having teeth right away. However, you should know that denture relining is often necessary after several months to “reshape” the denture.
Partial Dentures
If a patient needs a few teeth replaced in a row, a partial denture is often an effective option. Partial Dentures are attached to adjacent teeth by a metal framework, or by crowns that have been placed on the teeth. This is an ideal solution when you have multiple missing teeth but still have healthy existing teeth that can stay intact.

Which Option Is for Me?

When it comes to full versus partial dentures, it boils down to the extent of tooth loss one has experienced. As your trusted Elk Grove dentist, we can determine which is best for you. Call Laguna West Dental today to learn more about our high-quality dentures that look and feel like natural teeth.

Posted on behalf of Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove

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Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

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We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!